EliteXC Inks Hector Lombard


Hector Lombard (right) measures up with Gegard Mousasi. Photo property of PRIDE FC Worldwide.

Elite Xtreme Combat has apparently signed Cage Fighting Championships middleweight champion Hector Lombard.

CFC announced the signing through their official website on Sunday.

“I am very excited for Hector as I believe he is destined to be our most successful export and I see him fighting for EliteXC title very soon,” CFC Director Luke Pezzutti said in a press release. “I am also excited that EliteXC have agreed to work with CFC to give our other fighters international opponents and possible opportunities to fight overseas.”

Lombard, a two-time veteran of the now-defunct PRIDE Fighting Championships, has not lost since dropping a unanimous decision to Gegard Mousasi at PRIDE Bushido 13 in November 2006. The Cuban last stopped Tristan Yunker with strikes at a Cage Fighting Championships event in February, successfully defending his CFC belt.

Lombard was slated to take on Karo Parisyan in November after being believed to have signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. However Lombard was unable to gain entry into the United States after two failed attempts to earn a visa and his deal was likely terminated.

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