Lombard is a fighter who looks like he does nothing but work out, whereas Silva looks like they grabbed him off the street in Brazil and threw a suit on him. The two are physically different, but their athleticism speaks true to their dangerous nature.
Lombard has some tools that help him in a fight against someone like “The Spider,” however. Lombard has a rich background in judo, a style primarily used in MMA to get your opponent on the ground. While the style does not require great strength, but rather the opponent’s own weight, Lombard’s physical strength only makes him more effective at it.
Not only his judo, but he has training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. While not his main weapon of choice, Hector is very versed in his ground game and holds a black belt. His camp is American Top Team, one of the best camps in the country. ATT plays host to plethora of big-name and successful fighters, and boasts some of the greatest ground coaches in the game.
His ability to stand and strike as well as take the fight to the ground from close quarters is a dangerous combination when also paired with a strong BJJ game. Silva's heel has been submissions and wrestling, and Lombard poses a well-rounded challenge for him.
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