Former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard won’t be entering the UFC with an easy opponent.

No, Lombard is set to square off with Tim Boetsch in the co-main event of UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao this Saturday from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Boetsch (15-4) is looking forward to a slugfest with Lombard, who has not lost since 2006.

“This guy comes to fight every time,” said Boetsch, during a recent appearance on MMAjunkie Radio. “He’s coming to try and take my head off. I don’t think he’s going to have any jitters at all coming into the UFC.”

Boetsch placed himself in fine position in the jumbled middleweight divison by besting former contender Yushin Okami earlier this year. He is 6-3 in his UFC career, including wins in six of his last seven fights.

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