|Nickname||Hektor / Shango|
|Association||American Top Team|
|Weight Class||Middleweight (185 lbs.)|
|Height||5' 9" (176 cm.)|
|Birth Date||February 2, 1978|
|Fighting Out Of||Coconut Creek, Florida|
|Country||Cuba / Australia|
|Hector Lombard Pictures||Official Website|
Hector "Shango" Lombard is a Cuban-Australian mixed martial artist who competes as a middleweight. Lombard was a Judo Olympian competing at the Sydney 2000 Olympic games, and is a multiple time National champion and World finalist. After 2000, Lombard began pursuing a career in Mixed Martial Arts. He is currently the Middleweight Champion of Bellator Fighting Championships, as well as the Cage Fighting Championship's Middleweight Champion, a title he has defended numerous times.
|Record||32 - 4 - 1 (Win – Loss – Draw) (1 NC)|
|Loss||Yushin Okami||Decision (Split)||UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs. Stann||3/2/2013||3||5:00|
|Win||Rousimar Palhares||KO (Punches)||UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson||12/14/2012||1||3:38|
|Loss||Tim Boetsch||Decision (Split)||UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao||7/21/2012||3||5:00|
|Win||Trevor Prangley||TKO (Punches)||BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 58||11/19/2011||2||1:06|
|Win||Jesse Taylor||Submission (Heel Hook)||AFC 2: Lombard vs. Taylor||9/3/2011||2||1:26|
|Win||Falaniko Vitale||KO (Punch)||BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 44||5/14/2011||3||0:54||Non-Title Bout|
|Win||Joe Doerksen||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||CFC: Cage Fighting Championships 16||3/25/2011||1||4:13||Defended CFC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Alexander Shlemenko||Decision (Unanimous)||BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 34||10/28/2010||5||5:00||Defended Bellator Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Herbert Goodman||KO (Punches)||BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 24||8/12/2010||1||0:38||Non-title "Super-Fight"|
|Win||Jay Silva||KO (Punches)||BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 18||5/13/2010||1||0:06||Non-title "Super-Fight"; Catchweight (190 lbs.) bout; Originally slated to face Paulo Filho|
|Win||Art Santore||TKO (Punches)||CFC 12: Lombard vs. Santore||3/12/2010||1||4:23||Defended CFC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Joey Gorczynski||Decision (Unanimous)||G-Force Fights: Bad Blood 3||2/04/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Kalib Starnes||Submission (Punches)||CFC 11: Cage Fighting Championships 11||11/20/2009||1||1:55||Defended CFC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Jared Hess||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 12||6/19/2009||4||1:41||Season One Middleweight Tournament Final; Became first-ever Bellator Middleweight Champion; Awarded the 2009 Bazzie for "Bloodbath of the Year"|
|Win||James Damien Stelly||TKO (Punches)||BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 9||5/29/2009||1||2:56||Season One Middleweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||Virgil Lozano||KO (Punch)||BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 3-4||4/17/2009||1||1:10||Season One Middleweight Tournament Opening Round|
|Win||Ron Verdadero||TKO (Suplex and Punches)||CFC 7: Battle at the Big Top||2/20/2009||1||0:20||Defended CFC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Brian Ebersole||Submission (Punches)||CFC 5: Cage Fighting Championships 5||9/12/2008||4||1:56||Defended CFC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Fabiano Capoani||KO (Elbows)||CFC 4: Cage Fighting Championships 4||5/23/2008||2||0:22||Defended CFC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Tristan Yunker||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||CFC 3: Cage Fighting Championships 3||2/15/2008||1||3:10||Defended CFC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Damir Mihajlovic||Decision (Unanimous)||Serbia: Australia||12/21/2007||3||5:00|
|Win||Jean Francois Lenogue||Decision (Unanimous)||CFC 2: Cage Fighting Championships 2||11/23/2007||3||5:00||Won CFC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Tatsuya Kurisu||TKO||X: Agon||11/02/2007||N/A||N/A|
|Draw||Kyle Noke||Draw||CFC 1: Cage Fighting Championships 1||7/28/2007||3||5:00|
|Win||Fabio Fernandes||KO||OFC: Oceania Fighting Championships||5/19/2007||1||N/A|
|Win||Yusaku Tsukumo||Decision (Unanimous)||WR 9: Warriors Realm 9||5/12/2007||3||5:00|
|Win||James Te Huna||Submission||WR 8: Warriors Realm 8||3/23/2007||1||N/A|
|Win||Eiji Ishikawa||TKO (Punches)||DEEP: 28 Impact||2/16/2007||1||0:50|
|Loss||Gegard Mousasi||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 13||11/05/2006||2||5:00||PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Alternate bout|
|Win||Jae Young Kim||Submission (Armbar)||Spirit MC 9: Welterweight GP Opening||10/08/2006||1||1:36|
|Win||Michael Ravenscroft||Decision (Unanimous)||Dojo KO: Second Elimination||7/22/2006||3||5:00|
|Loss||Akihiro Gono||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 11||6/04/2006||2||5:00||PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Opening Round|
|Win||Mathew Toa||Submission (Armbar)||IE: Independent Event||4/01/2006||1||N/A|
|Win||Daiju Takase||KO||X-plosion 13||3/18/2006||1||N/A|
|Win||David Frendin||KO||XFC 10: Xtreme Fighting Championships 10||3/03/2006||1||0:52|
|Win||Adam Bourke||Submission (Toe Hold)||XFC 9: Lightweight Grand Prix||11/26/2005||1||1:44|
|NC||Chris Brown||No Contest||WR 3: Warriors Realm 3||3/12/2005||N/A||N/A|
|Win||Michael Grunindike||Decision (Unanimous)||SRF 11: Spartan Reality Fight 11||9/26/2004||2||5:00|
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Hector Lombard is a former Olympic Judo competitor originally from Cuba, who is now an Australian citizen, who currently resides in America. He has made the switch from Judo to MMA. Hector is currently training at American Top Team in Florida.
His mixed martial arts career began in 2004, winning his first fight by Decision (Unanimous). His second professional fight was a No Contest, but he then went on to win his next four fights, all by stoppages.
In 2006, Lombard fought twice in PRIDE Fighting Championship, losing two unanimous decisions to Akihiro Gono and Gegard Mousasi. The bout with Gono was for the PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Opening Round and the bout against Mousasi was for the same Grand Prix, but as an alternate.
In between the two fights he won two bouts, one in Australia, the other in South Korea.
Cage Fighting Championship
Australia's premier Mixed Martial Arts show, CFC is a limited rules competition based in Sydney, Australia showcasing some of the best fighters in the country.
Hector headlined the first Cage Fighting Championship show on July 28, 2007, where he fought top Australian fighter Kyle Noke. The result was a controversial draw. On the 23rd of November, Lombard defeated Jean-Francois Lenogue to become the CFC Middleweight Champion. He would go on to defend his title four times, defeating Tristan Yunker, Fabiano Capoani, Brian Ebersole, and Ron Verdadero, before making his Bellator debut.
On April 18, 2008, EliteXC released a press statement citing the signing of Hector Lombard. His first opponent was scheduled to be Scott Smith in November of that year, but the fight was later canceled after the collapse of the promotion.
Bellator / Between Seasons
On January 6, 2009, it was announced that Lombard had signed an exclusive agreement with Bellator Fighting Championships. He was a participant in the first season of Bellator's Middleweight Tournament.
He fought and defeated Virgil Lozano and Damien Stelly to make it to the finals and fight for the first Bellator Middleweight Championship belt. Hector defeated Jared Hess via doctor stoppage in the fourth round to win the tournament as well as the Middleweight strap. The bout has been considered one of the most bloody fights in mixed martial arts history, and actually went on to win Inside MMA's 2009 Bazzie for "Bloodbath of the Year."
Bellator's theory was that the winner's of the first season's tournaments will defend their belt against the winner of the second season's Middleweight tournament.
Lombard was to defend his Cage Fighting Championship title on October 9, 2009 in Queensland, Australia against UFC veteran Kalib Starnes, but he was forced to withdraw from the bout due to a cut and a concussion suffered during training. The bout was rescheduled by the promoter for November 20, 2009. Lombard took no time at all to get the fight to the mat, delivering a ground and pound attack until Starnes had enough. The referee stopped the fight in round one.
Before returning to face Bellator's second season's Middleweight tournament winner, Lombard headlined a G-Force Fights event on February 4, 2010 against Joey Gorczynski. Unlike his previous victories which most had ended by KO or submission, Lombard won by Decision (Unanimous) in a lackluster performance. His opponent actually had him rocked at a few points, but Lombard recovered each time, bringing the fight back into his domain, though there were certain times when the crowd booed the judoka's performance.
As Bellator Fighting Championships geared up for its season-two middleweight tournament to determine a No. 1 contender for Lombard, he returned to Australia to face off against Team Quest-trained Art Santore. The bout took place at a Cage Fighting Championship event, where Lombard successfully defended his middleweight title. Lombard dominated the night's main event and opened a deep gash on his opponent's face. With Santore not allowed to continue from the assault, Lombard picked up the TKO victory. Eighteen of his 24 career wins have at that point have come via stoppage.
Lombard returned to action on May 13, 2010 at Bellator 18, where he would face off against former WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho in a non-title "Super-Fight." Filho, who in the past had pulled out of numerous fights due to personal issues, ended up pulling out of the fight two days before the event, though this time it was said that he was scratched due to problems with his visa after his managers reportedly made mistakes. Jay Silva, a former UFC veteran, who was already scheduled to make an appearance on the card, replaced Filho, and the bout was contested at a Catchweight of 190 lbs. The Middleweight Champ only needed six seconds to come forward with a quick flurry that included a right-left combo that sent Silva crumpling to the canvas.
Lombard's next fight was another Non-Title "Super Fight" that took place at Bellator 24 on August 12, 2010 against former NFL veteran Herbert Goodman. Goodman did his best to maintain distance early, but Lombard closed in and launched a right hand that buckled his opponent's knees. Goodman tried to retreat under a flurry of shots from the champion, but another right hand silenced him. Four more shots landed before the referee could pull Lombard off his foe, but the damage had already been done. The TKO (Punches) victory came at 0:38 of the first round.
Ranks and Titles
- CFC Middleweight Champion (2007)
- Won first Bellator Middleweight Tournament (2009)
- First Bellator Middleweight Champion (2009)