Hector Lombard vs. Yushin Okami announced for UFC in Japan

source: mmajunkie.com

"Thunder" and "Lightning" will collide at Saitama Super Arena, as Yushin "Thunder" Okami (28-7 MMA, 12-4 UFC) meets Hector "Lightning" Lombard (32-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC on FUEL TV 8.

UFC officials announced the booking late Monday night.

Lombard, who migrated to the UFC as the Bellator MMA middleweight champion, saw an incredible 25-fight unbeaten streak snapped at the hands of Tim Boetsch at this past July's UFC 149 event. He rebounded with an impressive first-round knockout of grappling ace Rousimar Palhares at December's UFC on FX 6 event.

Okami brings a two-fight win streak to the bout. Following back-to-back losses to Tim Boetsch and Anderson Silva (in a failed bid for the UFC's middleweight title), Okami has since bouned back with wins over Alan Belcher and Buddy Roberts.

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sadisticsoldier site profile image  

1/9/13 5:53 AM by sadisticsoldier

Lombard is gonna be the one that needs to close the distance, otherwise he'll get out-struck from the outside. Which will make it easier to initiate clinches in order to wear out Lombard, maybe take him down if Okami can.

13th Assassin site profile image  

1/9/13 4:16 AM by 13th Assassin

Good match up i think hector has it, okami is the bigger dude but needs to get close to utilise his game and i don't think thats a good idea against hector but whatever the result I wanna see hector and vitor get matched up in the near future for sure

DeanLister site profile image  

1/9/13 3:58 AM by DeanLister

hahahahahLook at my face!!! lol

madmav site profile image  

1/9/13 3:57 AM by madmav

i would actually buy this card if it was ppv.. awesome card indeed.

orcus site profile image  

1/9/13 3:56 AM by orcus

Okami ended up on his back every time he tried to take down Belcher, something tells me he won't have better luck with the high level judoka.

PermitMeFisticuffsBrother site profile image  

1/9/13 3:45 AM by PermitMeFisticuffsBrother

THUNDERBOLTS AND LIGHTNING!..........................

nix1331 site profile image  

1/8/13 10:49 PM by nix1331

everyone seems to think okami will easily b the better grappler.....and he may b, but lombard is an olympic judoka and though he doesnt show it often he shouldnt have a major disadvantage especially in clinch grappling

Pride Wanderlei site profile image  

1/8/13 10:00 PM by Pride Wanderlei

I think im giving the slight nod to Okami

yellow wrkahlc site profile image  

1/8/13 9:05 PM by yellow wrkahlc

Hate this fight. Hate it, hate it, HATE it. If Okami had continued to lay another 5 minute beating, the Boetsch hype train wouldn't have ever picked up.

ssj site profile image  

1/8/13 8:58 PM by ssj

UFC FX: THUNDER AND LIGHTNINGthats some g00d shit