Although both Lombard and Bisping are highly regarded middleweights, the former should present Boetsch different challenges than the former TUF winner would have.
“It certainly changes the dynamic of the fight,” the 31 year-old fighter noted. “I won’t have to bring my running shoes to catch Hector that’s for darn sure. He’s going to bring the fight to me. It changes a lot about the fight.”
“Hector is obviously a very powerful fighter,” Boetsch furthered about the former Olympic Judoka, who is coming off a second round stoppage of Trevor Prangley in November. “He’s got heavy hands and definitely likes to finish his opponents. In Bellator, he was certainly quite a bully in the weight class, was able to impose his will on everybody. He would basically walk people down and hit them hard…that lends well to my fighting style. I’m more than happy to meet him in the middle of the Octagon and see what shakes out.”
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