Former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard didn’t come to the UFC just to say he competed inside the Octagon.
No, the man with a 25-fight unbeaten streak is planning on marching right through the division, starting with Brian Stann at UFC on FOX 4 on August 4.
Lombard and Stann will meet in the main event of the card, placing added pressure on Lombard in his Octagon debut. UFC president Dana White has already said Lombard could vault himself into a title shot with a strong performance, but that isn’t something the ex-Olympian is concerned about.
“I’m focused on my fight with Brian Stann and I’ll go from there,” said Lombard, in a recent interview on “UFC Tonight.” “I’m taking it very seriously and a good performance from me is going to make a statement.”
Lombard added that is plan is, “winning.” He said he isn’t focused on just one aspect of MMA, adding, “I’m going out there to win. If I have to grapple, I will. If I have to go to the ground, I will.”
Since a decision loss to Gegard Mousasi in 2006, Lombard has gone 24-0-1. He fought Kyle Noke, a veteran of The Ultimate Fighter, to a draw in 2007.