Bare Knuckle FC has made a killing off of signing former UFC talent. They’ve made another splash by signing former UFC veteran, Hector Lombard.
Lombard is the first Olympian on Bare Knuckle FC’s roster, having represented Cuba in 2000 in judo.
The former Bellator champion vacated his belt in 2012 to move over to the UFC. Lombard couldn’t find the same success in the UFC, going 3-8 with the promotion.
Bare Knuckle FC Continuing to Grow
“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.”
“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,” David Feldman, Bare Knuckle FC president said. “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 will compete in the promotion’s 185 pound division, which is their light heavyweight division. He also fought 185 in the UFC.
Potential matchups include Joe Riggs and Quentin Henry, whose viral knockout at BKFC 7 took social media by storm
Growing A Promotion
Early on, Bare Knuckle FC boasted former UFC talent, Bec Rawlings and Chris Lytle. They continued to build their roster of former MMA fighters with Chase Sherman, Jason Knight, Kendall Grove, Julian Lane, Leonard Garcia, and Chris Leben amongst others.
The pinnacle performance came when former boxing world champion, Pauli Malignaggi, took on former UFC contender Artem Lobov. Lobov won the fight by decision and shot the promotion into the fore front of the combat sports community.
With the signing of Hector Lombard, the promotion continues to grow it’s roster with fan favorite fighters, further increasing the drawing power.