Another UFC veteran will be heading to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, as the promotion announced Tuesday they have signed Hector Lombard.
In the press release, BKFC president David Feldman praised the signing and said he expects Lombard to make a splash in the promotion with his knockout power.
“Hector Lombard is one of the most devastating punchers in MMA history and we are looking for Hector to make a huge splash with BKFC,” said BKFC founder and president David Feldman. “As a fan, I cannot wait to see how Hector does in the squared circle. He’s exciting and explosive. This is an incredible signing.”
Lombard ended his UFC tenure on a seven-bout winless streak that dates back to January 2015. The former Bellator middleweight champion is 34-10-1 with two no contests in MMA and owns notable wins over the likes of Jake Shields, Nate Marquardt, Rousimar Palhares, Alexander Shlemenko and Brian Ebersole, to name a few. The 41-year-old has wanted to fight sans gloves for quite some time now.
“I’ve wanted to fight for this amazing organization for a while and I’m excited that it’s all come together,” said Lombard, who will compete in the 185-pound light heavyweight division. “Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is the next level of fighting and I am glad to be part of it.”
A date for Lombard’s BKFC debut has yet to be announced.