Falaniko wants to beat Lombard, get back in UFC
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.”
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.