Hector Lombard vs. Dong Hyun Kim in the works for UFC Macau in Aug

 

When Matt Brown beat Erick Silva in a fight of the year candidate at UFC Fight Night 40 on May 10, countless fans wanted to see him get a title shot. Without a win over a top-10 fighter, UFC president Dana White wanted to see one more win, and mused about Hector Lombard as a potential opponent.

Lombard was game, goading Brown on Twitter.

However, in an unexpected twist, according to "UFC Tonight" on FOX Sports 1, Hector Lombard vs. Dong Hyun Kim is in the works for an as yet unnamed UFC Fight Night in Macau, China, on August 23. No other bouts for the card have been named.

The potential top-10 fights for Brown are now slim:
1. Robbie Lawler • fights #5 Jake Ellenberger at UFC 173: Barao vs Dillashaw on 05/24
2. Rory MacDonald • fights #3 Tyron Woodley at UFC 174: Bagautinov vs. Johnson on 06/14
3. Tyron Woodley • fights MacDonald at UFC 174: Bagautinov vs. Johnson on 06/14
4. Carlos Condit • Injured
5. Jake Ellenberger • fights Robbie Lawler at UFC 173: Barao vs Dillashaw on 05/24
6. Matt Brown • ?
7. Hector Lombard • fights #9 Dong Hyun Kim on 08/23
8. Demian Maia • ights Alexander Yakovlev on 05/31
9. Dong Hyun Kim • fights #7 Hector Lombard on 08/23
10. Tarec Saffiedine • Injured, but plans return soon.

Thus only a single top-10 fight remains for Brown - Tarec Saffiedine. White also shot down Nate Diaz as a potential fight for Brown, but did say that he would make the fight for Nick Diaz. Given that Diaz has publicly said he wants a title shot or $500,000, the fight does not seem very likely.

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WarKota site profile image  

5/22/14 9:45 PM by WarKota

I'd love to see Matt Brown vs Tarec Saffiedine. That'd make for an awesome stand up fight. and fights that wouldn't necessarily make much sense in terms of rankings but I think would be barn burners (FIGHT BONUSES!!) would be Brown vs Nate Diaz (but obviously he's burnt his sympathy bridge with DFW) and also Brown vs Lim Hyun Gyu!! I really think hands/legs/knees/elbows would fly in that match up and like Erick Silva is a promising WW, on the up and up, however has height and reach for 170 lbs!

Boon8 site profile image  

5/22/14 4:05 PM by Boon8

I want to see Brown/Lombard pretty bad like everyone else, but I think Lombard is a bad match-up for Brown, and the UFC knows it, and is trying to protect him and his streak a bit.. Brown losing to Lombard in what may or may not have been a title eliminator seems a bit like a waste (albeit a great fight). Lombard vs Kim is an intriguing match-up, but I think Kim goes to sleep in Round 1 on this one. I suspect think the UFC is dangling Brown in front of Nick Diaz to try and bring him back. Not only would that fight be insanely exciting (probably even better than Brown/Lombard), but they could also justify it as a title eliminator and give the winner the next shot at the belt, which might be enough to get Diaz to come back.. that and a few extra $.

danas1fan site profile image  

5/22/14 2:58 PM by danas1fan

Well who is Brown going to fight then? Another mid level guy and then gets handed a title shot?

Brandonbrazell site profile image  

5/22/14 2:25 PM by Brandonbrazell

Lombard vs Hendrix! Or fuck the UFC

Aleksandra Albus Gstring site profile image  

5/22/14 10:06 AM by Aleksandra Albus Gstring

Lol gold. Okami rules...

xsrg95 site profile image  

5/22/14 9:46 AM by xsrg95

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El Capo CRE 500 site profile image  

5/22/14 9:15 AM by El Capo CRE 500

All the Lombard nuthuggers know it's fucking over for their boy with this matchup.The UFC is heavily invested in Dong and feeding him Lombard as a trophy scalp just goes to show it.The Asian market will dine well on Hyun Kim storming back valiantly from an early onslaught by the bully to violently euthanize him with a nightmarish straight left.Dong Hyun Kim already beat Matt Brown with all due respect and his teammate Yushin Okami already beat Lombard.It's a bit ironic after insulting Diaz for running from him that Lombard will now be passed around like a doobie by Yushin and Dong.One punch.One kill.

MexiCain AmeriCain site profile image  

5/22/14 8:30 AM by MexiCain AmeriCain

Good fight. Brown is getting a title shot, he ain't got time for Lombard right now

Darth Ryase site profile image  

5/22/14 7:36 AM by Darth Ryase

8 in a row! Instant title shot!

Lick Boners site profile image  

5/22/14 6:31 AM by Lick Boners

Big fan of DHK but he will sleep in this one



 

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