Champ Hector Lombard Face Trevor Prangley at Bellator 58

October 4, 2011
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Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard

Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard

Bellator Fighting Championships on Tuesday announced that reigning middleweight champion Hector Lombard will put his 24-fight undefeated streak on the line against former UFC fighter Trevor Prangley in a non-title catchweight fight at 195 pounds from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Holloywood, Fla., at Bellator 58.

Widely regarded as one of the top middleweights in the world and a fighter known for taking every fight put in front of him, Lombard enters the bout looking to continue his dominating run through MMA. The imposing knockout artist has claimed victory in his last 19 fights with 15 coming by finish, including a devastating knockout against Falaniko Vitale at Bellator 44. A former Judo Olympian with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and knockout power in both hands, Lombard is always eager to get back into the cage and continue as one of the most devastating fighters in the sport.

“I just want November to get here and knock someone out,” Lombard said. “I doesn’t matter who it is, I just want to do what I do and that’s win. I don’t know much about Trevor, but it doesn’t matter. I’ll be in front of my fans in Florida, and it’s going to be a show.”

While Lombard may not be very familiar with Prangley, the MMA world should be, as the longtime MMA veteran holds notable victories over Chael Sonnen, Matt Horwich, and Keith Jardine. The South Africa native is always looking to finish, and knows exactly what to expect on Nov. 19.

“Both of us are going to get in that cage and throw bombs, no questions asked,” Prangley said. “It’s no secret both of us like to stand and bang, and that’s exactly what everyone is going to get. I know Hector is really tough on his feet, but so am I, so he’s going to have to play my game when the cage door shuts.”

Bellator 58 airs live on MTV2 and in HD on EPIX at 9 p.m. ET. Tickets for the Nov. 19 event are on sale now at The preliminary card for this event will be streamed live on, starting at 7 p.m. ET.

  • Mario

    This is why Hector needs to be fighting in the UFC. Bellator needs to let him go. A guy of his skill and level shouldn’t be fighting guys like Prangley. Didn’t this guy just get stopped by Tatsuya Mizuno in Japan? Haha.. His most high profile victory as of late was against an over the hill Jardine, via Split Decision. Nothing special considering that Jardine isn’t the type of fighter to be making a comeback at this point. You all saw what happened with Mousasi.

    Trevor Prangley is on a two-fight losing streak. But it would be severely damaging to Hectors career if he somehow loses to him. Hopefully not!

    But come on Hector, GET YOUR CULO ON OVER TO THE UFC!

    Imagine the possibilities: “Hector Lombard vs. Vitor Belfort” – “Hector Lombard vs. Mark Munoz” – “Hector Lombard vs. Anderson Silva”, even tho I’ve always said he’s too small for the Spider. Still would be a sick fight and a worthy challenger to the throne!

  • Big fish in a little pond. Bellator is a good organization but Lombard is wasting his time and talent fighting for them. He needs to finish out his contract and jump ship. Alvarez is another guy who seems content fighting “B” level opponents. Time for both of them to make the move to the big show.