Falaniko wants to beat Lombard, get back in UFC

by Steven Marrocco | source: mmajunkie.com
 

Hector Lombard and Falaniko Vitale were scheduled to fight a couple years back, according to Vitale, and he got a good sense of what he'd be going up against. The Bellator middleweight champion is still a brawler and likes to put his opponents out quickly and violently. No problem, Vitale told MMAjunkie.com Radio .

"We all have holes," he said. "Hector has a few holes, and I won't tell you guys. But I don't think he's ever fought anybody like me."

"I've been sparring with a lot of boxers similar to Hector's style, My last opponent (Kala Hose) was a striker, and he was similar to Hector. He's kind of a wild brawler, and he likes to knock out guys, so those are the kind of guys I've done well with."

"I've been around this game for a long time, so I've fought a lot of tough guys, Hector's a tough guy as well. But I just don't think he's fought anybody like me." .

"When I beat him, I really want to get back in the UFC circuit, or even Bellator."

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Hector Lombard and Falaniko Vitale  headline Bellator 44, which airs live on MTV2 from Caesars Atlantic City, NJ. Vitale has already reserved a spot in Bellator's next middleweight tournament.

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TheAlchemist site profile image  

5/13/11 5:19 PM by TheAlchemist

Go Niko!

Peckerwood site profile image  

5/13/11 4:45 PM by Peckerwood

I'm sure this a one fight deal for Vitale. Obviously he is using this as a launching pad into the UFC. Vitale is a great athlete but he hasn't evolved over the years. I kind of question his dedication to mma.He's dangerous for anyone but Lombard should beat him.

PatrickFreitas site profile image  

5/13/11 12:40 PM by PatrickFreitas

At his peak niko was one of the best pure athletes in the entire sport. I hope a win over Lombard gets him one last chance to earn the recognition he deserves.

PatrickFreitas site profile image  

5/13/11 12:40 PM by PatrickFreitas

At his peak niko was one of the best pure athletes in the entire sport. I hope a win over Lombard gets him one last chance to earn the recognition he deserves.

Charlie Waffles site profile image  

5/13/11 12:17 PM by Charlie Waffles

What is the deal with Bellator contracts?

Old Boxer site profile image  

5/13/11 10:37 AM by Old Boxer

Lombard quickly and easily

flawlessvictory site profile image  

5/13/11 10:00 AM by flawlessvictory

if he beats lombard no way bellator is letting him go... especially if you know anything about the bellator contracts

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5/13/11 9:33 AM by xcouturefan

Vitale by submission



 

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