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Wednesday, 07/03/2013, 02:20 pm

Nate Marquardt to Meet Hector Lombard at Welterweight at UFC 166

Two fighters coming off losses and both in the early stages of their respective welterweight careers, will do battle at UFC 166. Ariel Helwani reported the news earlier today that UFC veteran and former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nate Marquardt would do battle against former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard.

For Marquardt, a knockout loss marked his last fight in the Octagon at UFC 158 back in March of this year, against Jake Ellenberger. This will be just his fourth fight at welterweight as Marquardt currently holds a 1-2 record in the division and since his return under to fighting under the ZUFFA banner since being released — although he was brought back under contract before he can book a fight with a promotion outside the ZUFFA umbrella.

His opponent, Hector Lombard, a unanimous decision loss to Yushin Okami was his last outing. Lombard, seemed sluggish and hesitant to engage in that bout and allowed Okami to dominate the fight wherever it took place. Similar to Marquardt’s welterweight record, Lombard is 1-2 in the UFC, his lone win coming against Rousimar Palhares last December. This will also mark Lombard’s welterweight debut.

This fight will be a must-win for both fighters. Although it doesn’t mean that their jobs will be on the chopping block, it will mean a step down in the level of competition in the future.

UFC 166 takes place on October 19th at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event will feature the third installment in a heavyweight trilogy as Cain Velasquez defends his belt against foe, Junior dos Santos.


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6 Responses to “Nate Marquardt to Meet Hector Lombard at Welterweight at UFC 166”

  1. GET RID OF Nate "THE CHEAT" says:

    Nate “THE CHEAT” should be all JUICED back up by October like he was in the Woodley fight. Hope Lombard Ko’s the biggest cheater in UFC history.

    karma for Nate “THE CHEAT” as he should have never been given a 4th chance after being busted dead to rights for JUICING 3 times. (THAT WE KNOW OF) prob more

  2. GET RID OF Nate "THE CHEAT" (FOREVER) says:

    Time for Lombard to send Nate “THE CHEAT” packing to WSOF with Fitch

  3. Mad bro says:

    Some’s butt hurt ^

  4. Nick says:

    Hector can make 170 with all that muscle he caries damn

  5. 123 says:

    id love to see Hector Lombard vs Nick Diaz, Paul Daley or Rory Mcdonald.

  6. Dddddddd says:

    Someone’s gettin knocked the funk out.

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