Héctor Miguel Lombard Pedrosa (born 2 February 1978) is a Cuban-Australian professional mixed martial artist, bodybuilder, and former Olympic judoka who competes as a middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was the first ever Bellator Middleweight World Champion.
|Born||2 February 1978|
|Other names||Showeather |
|Residence||Boca Raton, Florida, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Division||Welterweight (2013–2016) |
Middleweight (2006–2013, 2016–present)
Light Heavyweight (2004–2006)
|Reach||71 in (180 cm)|
|Style||Judo, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Savate|
|Fighting out of||Coconut Creek, Florida, United States|
|Team||American Top Team|
|Rank||4th dan black belt in Judo |
2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Libório
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Federacion Cuba de Judo|
|1997 Junior Cuba Nationals Championship||73kg|
|1999 Cuban National Championships||73kg|
|2000 Cuban National Championships||73kg|
|2001 Cuban National Championships||73kg|
|1998 National Seniors Cuba Championship||73kg|
|1997 National Seniors Cuba Championship||73kg|
|International Judo Federation|
|2000 Torneo International Jose Ramon Rodriges||73kg|
|2001 Torneo International||73kg|
|2001 International Open Guido Sieni||73kg|
|2004 Australian Open||81kg|
|2004 Australian Open||100kg+|
|1998 Campeonato Ibero Americano||73kg|
|2001 Austria Open||73kg|
|2001 Tre Torri International Open||73kg|
|2001 World Masters Germany||73kg|
|2002 International Open Tre Torri||73kg|
Mixed martial artsEdit
Héctor Lombard is a fourth degree black belt in judo and a former Olympic judo competitor from Cuba. Lombard currently trains at the American Top Team facility in Coconut Creek, Florida. Marcus "Conan" Silveira (ATT Head Coach) awarded Lombard with a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu following his victory at CFC 12.
Cage Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Lombard headlined the first Cage Fighting Championship show on 28 July 2007, where he fought top Australian fighter Kyle Noke. The result was a controversial draw. On 23 November 2007, Lombard defeated French kickboxer and actor, Jean-François Lénogue to be the CFC Middleweight Champion. He has defended his title six times, with the last title defence coming against Art Santore. Lombard next successfully defended his belt against UFC veteran Joe Doerksen at CFC 16 on 25 March 2011.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Lombard was scheduled to compete for the promotion at UFC 78, but was forced to withdraw due to visa issues.
On 18 April 2008, EliteXC released a press statement citing the signing of Héctor Lombard. His first opponent was scheduled to be Scott Smith in November, but the fight was later cancelled after the collapse of the promotion.
Bellator Fighting ChampionshipsEdit
On 6 January 2009, it was announced that Héctor Lombard had signed an exclusive agreement with Bellator Fighting Championships. He fought and defeated Virgil Lozano and Damien Stelly to make it to the finals and fight for the first Bellator Middleweight Championship belt. Lombard defeated Jared Hess via doctor stoppage in the fourth round to win the middleweight title.
Lombard was scheduled to face Paulo Filho in a non-title bout on 13 May 2010 at Bellator 18, but Filho pulled out of the bout on 10 May due to an alleged visa issue and was replaced by Jay Silva. Lombard scored the fastest knockout in Bellator history by recording a six-second win, surpassing Eddie Sanchez and his ten-second KO win over Jay White.
On 28 October 2010, Lombard defeated Alexander Shlemenko in a 1st season winner vs. a 2nd season winner matchup to retain the Bellator Middleweight Championship at Bellator 34. He was the first man in Bellator history to successfully defend his title belt in any weight division.
On 30 January 2012, Lombard's contract with Bellator expired.
Australian Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Lombard also captured the inaugural Australian Fighting Championship (AFC) middleweight title when he submitted Jesse Taylor in the second round with a heel hook at AFC 2. In the first and beginning of the second rounds, he used superior strength to out-grapple Taylor. This victory would extend his winning streak to 24 wins
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
It was confirmed on 24 April 2012 that Héctor Lombard had signed with the UFC. Lombard was expected to make his UFC debut against Brian Stann on 4 August 2012 at UFC on Fox 4. However, Stann was forced out of the bout citing a shoulder injury. In turn, Lombard was pulled from the card and instead faced Tim Boetsch on 21 July 2012 at UFC 149, replacing an injured Michael Bisping. Even though Lombard scored a knockdown and a couple of takedowns, he lost the fight by split decision.
Lombard was expected to face Dong Hyun Kim on 23 August 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48. However, he pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Tyron Woodley. Lombard faced returning UFC veteran Josh Burkman on 3 January 2015 at UFC 182. He won the fight by unanimous decision. Subsequent to the event, it was revealed that he failed his post-fight drug test, testing positive for the anabolic steroid desoxymethyltestosterone.
Lombard was expected to face Rory MacDonald on 25 April 2015 at UFC 186. However on 10 February, the UFC indicated that both participants had been removed from the card and that the pairing had been scrapped as both fighters are expected to be rebooked against a new opponent.
On 23 March 2015, it was announced that Lombard had been suspended for one year (retroactive to 3 January) and fined his original $53,000 win bonus, plus one-third of the rest of his purse, which included $53,000 in show money, and had his win over Josh Burkman overturned to a no contest by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NSAC) for failing his UFC 182 drug test. In addition to his suspension, fine, and overturning of the win, he also must pass a drug test prior to getting re-licensed by the NSAC.
In his first fight after the PED suspension was lifted, Lombard faced Neil Magny on 20 March 2016 at UFC Fight Night 85. After nearly finishing Magny with strikes in the first round, he was stopped via TKO in the third round.
Lombard was expected to face Brad Tavares on 28 January 2017 at UFC on Fox 23. However, the bout was scrapped on January 10 due to undisclosed reasons. Lombard was quickly rescheduled and faced Johny Hendricks on 19 February 2017 at UFC Fight Night 105. He lost the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.
Lombard faced C.B. Dollaway on 3 March 2018 at UFC 222. At the conclusion of the first round, Lombard landed two strikes after the horn, which rendered Dolloway unable to continue. As a result, Lombard was disqualified.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
2 Win (0 (T)KO's, 2 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|47 matches||34 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||34–10–1 (2)||Thales Leites||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders||September 22, 2018||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||34–9–1 (2)||C.B. Dollaway||DQ (illegal punches)||UFC 222||3 March 2018||1||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Lombard was disqualified after hitting Dollaway twice after the bell, rendering him unable to continue.|
|Loss||34–8–1 (2)||Anthony Smith||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch||16 September 2017||3||2:33||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Loss||34–7–1 (2)||Johny Hendricks||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne||19 February 2017||3||5:00||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Loss||34–6–1 (2)||Dan Henderson||KO (elbows)||UFC 199||4 June 2016||2||1:27||Inglewood, California, United States||Return to Middleweight.|
|Loss||34–5–1 (2)||Neil Magny||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir||20 March 2016||3||1:26||Brisbane, Australia|
|NC||34–4–1 (2)||Josh Burkman||NC (overturned)||UFC 182||3 January 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Originally a unanimous decision win for Lombard; overturned after he tested positive for anabolic steroids.|
|Win||34–4–1 (1)||Jake Shields||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 171||15 March 2014||3||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||33–4–1 (1)||Nate Marquardt||KO (punches)||UFC 166||19 October 2013||1||1:48||Houston, Texas, United States||Welterweight debut.|
|Loss||32–4–1 (1)||Yushin Okami||Decision (split)||UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann||3 March 2013||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||32–3–1 (1)||Rousimar Palhares||KO (punches)||UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson||15 December 2012||1||3:38||Gold Coast, Australia|
|Loss||31–3–1 (1)||Tim Boetsch||Decision (split)||UFC 149||21 July 2012||3||5:00||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||31–2–1 (1)||Trevor Prangley||TKO (punches)||Bellator 58||19 November 2011||2||1:06||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Catchweight (195 lbs) bout.|
|Win||30–2–1 (1)||Jesse Taylor||Submission (heel hook)||Australian Fighting Championship 2||3 September 2011||2||1:26||Melbourne, Australia||Won the inaugural AFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||29–2–1 (1)||Falaniko Vitale||KO (punch)||Bellator 44||14 May 2011||3||0:54||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Non-title bout.|
|Win||28–2–1 (1)||Joe Doerksen||TKO (doctor stoppage)||CFC 16||25 March 2011||1||4:13||Sydney, Australia||Defended the CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||27–2–1 (1)||Alexander Shlemenko||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 34||28 October 2010||5||5:00||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Defended the Bellator Middleweight World Championship.|
|Win||26–2–1 (1)||Herbert Goodman||KO (punches)||Bellator 24||12 August 2010||1||0:38||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Non-title bout.|
|Win||25–2–1 (1)||Jay Silva||KO (punches)||Bellator 18||13 May 2010||1||0:06||Monroe, Louisiana, United States||Catchweight (190 lbs) bout.|
|Win||24–2–1 (1)||Art Santore||TKO (doctor stoppage)||CFC 12||12 March 2010||1||4:23||Sydney, Australia||Defended the CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||23–2–1 (1)||Joey Gorczynski||Decision (unanimous)||G-Force Fights||4 February 2010||3||5:00||Miami, Florida, United States||Light Heavyweight bout.|
|Win||22–2–1 (1)||Kalib Starnes||Submission (punches)||CFC 11||20 November 2009||1||1:55||Sydney, Australia||Defended the CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||21–2–1 (1)||Jared Hess||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Bellator 12||19 June 2009||4||1:41||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Won the Bellator Middleweight World Championship. Bellator Season 1 Middleweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||20–2–1 (1)||Damien Stelly||TKO (punches)||Bellator 9||29 May 2009||1||2:56||Monroe, Louisiana, United States||Bellator Season 1 Middleweight Tournament Semi-final.|
|Win||19–2–1 (1)||Virgil Lozano||KO (punch)||Bellator 3||17 April 2009||1||1:10||Norman, Oklahoma, United States||Bellator Season 1 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||18–2–1 (1)||Ron Verdadero||TKO (suplex and punches)||CFC 7||20 February 2009||1||0:20||Sydney, Australia||Defended the CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||17–2–1 (1)||Brian Ebersole||Submission (punches)||CFC 5||12 September 2008||4||1:56||Sydney, Australia||Defended the CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||16–2–1 (1)||Fabiano Capoani||KO (elbows)||CFC 4||23 May 2008||2||0:23||Sydney, Australia||Defended the CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||15–2–1 (1)||Tristan Yunker||KO (knees)||CFC 3||15 February 2008||1||3:10||Sydney, Australia||Defended the CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||14–2–1 (1)||Damir Mihajlovic||Decision (unanimous)||Serbia vs. Australia||21 December 2007||3||5:00||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Win||13–2–1 (1)||Jean-François Lenogue||Decision (unanimous)||CFC 2||23 November 2007||3||5:00||Sydney, Australia||Won the inaugural CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||12–2–1 (1)||Tatsuya Kurisu||TKO (corner stoppage)||X-Agon 2||2 November 2007||1||0:48||Sydney, Australia|
|Draw||11–2–1 (1)||Kyle Noke||Draw||CFC 1||28 July 2007||3||5:00||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||11–2 (1)||Fabio Galeb||KO (punch)||OFC 1||19 May 2007||1||3:24||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||10–2 (1)||Yusaku Tsukumo||Decision (unanimous)||WR 9||12 May 2007||3||5:00||Gold Coast, Australia|
|Win||9–2 (1)||James Te Huna||Submission (shoulder injury)||WR 8||23 March 2007||1||3:50||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||8–2 (1)||Eiji Ishikawa||KO (punch)||Deep: 28 Impact||16 February 2007||1||0:50||Bunkyo, Japan|
|Loss||7–2 (1)||Gegard Mousasi||Decision (unanimous)||Pride – Bushido 13||5 November 2006||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan||PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Alternate Bout.|
|Win||7–1 (1)||Jae Young Kim||Submission (armbar)||Spirit MC 9||8 October 2006||1||1:36||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||6–1 (1)||Michael Ravenscroft||Decision (unanimous)||Dojo KO||22 July 2006||3||5:00||Melbourne, Australia|
|Loss||5–1 (1)||Akihiro Gono||Decision (unanimous)||Pride – Bushido 11||4 June 2006||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan||PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Opening Round.|
|Win||5–0 (1)||Mathew Toa||Submission (armbar)||UP||1 April 2006||1||0:36||Gold Coast, Australia|
|Win||4–0 (1)||Daiju Takase||KO (punch)||X-plosion 13||18 March 2006||1||4:40||Gold Coast, Australia|
|Win||3–0 (1)||David Frendin||KO (punch)||XFO 10||3 March 2006||1||0:52||Gold Coast, Australia||Won the inaugural XFC Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||2–0 (1)||Adam Bourke||Submission (toe hold)||XFC 9||26 November 2005||1||1:44||Gold Coast, Australia|
|NC||1–0 (1)||Chris Brown||NC (accidental headbutt)||WR 3||12 March 2005||1||N/A||Brisbane, Australia||Brown was knocked out by an accidental headbutt.|
|Win||1–0||Michael Grunindike||Decision (unanimous)||SRF 11||26 September 2004||2||5:00||Gold Coast, Australia|
Modified rules: fight recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|3 matches||3 wins||0 losses|
|Win||3–0||Aaron Boyes||KO||Xplosion 18||2008-03-29||2||Sydney, Australia||X-Rules|
|Win||2–0||Daniel Patterson||Decision (unanimous)||Prosecution 2||2007-06-15||3||Melbourne, Australia||Muay Thai|
|Win||1–0||Ronnie Najjar||Decision (unanimous)||Fight Force Event at QBH||2007-03-04||3||Melbourne, Australia||Muay Thai|
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- Héctor Lombard at UFC
- Professional MMA record for Héctor Lombard from Sherdog
- Hector Lombard at JudoInside.com
- Héctor Lombard at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archive)
- Héctor Lombart at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archive)
- Hector Lombart at the International Olympic Committee