Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard Added to UFC 171

December 8, 2013
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Jake-Shields-Hector-LombardA welterweight bout between Hector Lombard and Jakes Shields has been added to the UFC 171 card in Dallas, UFC officials confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Sunday.

An initial report by ESPN.com said the two will meet on the March 15 pay-per-view, which will take place at the American Airlines Arena.

Shields (29-6-1, 1 NC) continues his climb back up the welterweight ladder, topping Demian Maia with a split decision at UFC Fight Night 29 in October. The win was Shields’ second in a row since a no-contest against Ed Herman in August of 2012. The grappling expert is currently ranked sixth in the MMAWeekly.com rankings.

Lombard (33-4-1, 1 NC) came into the UFC on a wave of hype in July of 2012, but was halted by Tim Boetsch in a split-decision loss. Since the Octagon debut, Lombard has only gone 2-2. Each of his wins, however, have been decisive knockouts, one over Rousimar Palhares and the other most recently over Nate Marquardt.

UFC 171 is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and No.1 contender Glover Teixeira.

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  • Flutie

    Ellenburger #2

    Shields going to sleep.

    • shakejunt

      … that’s a fight i’d like to see at some point, ellenberger vs lombard

  • The Best Eva

    Shields has really bad stand up, his only shot is a submission.

    • Chicago

      i wouldn’t say bad. It’s Keith Jardine like. It’s herky jerky, weird looking, but strangely effective. I think that if Shields can survive the first round he may… may sneak out a decision. With Hector cutting so much weight i question his gas tank.

      • Jeremy Nm

        really? survive on his feet? lol. Man you are seriously smoking that crack pipe.

        • Chicago

          Where did I say that shields could survive on his feet against hector? I simply said that I would not define his standup as “bad.”

          • Stephen Quadros

            Jake Shields striking is worse than bad…

        • Manuel Lopez

          He beat Hendo and stood with GSP for 5 rounds.

          • Darin

            He barely survived getting hit by Hendo, then layed on him for 3 rounds. And who HASN’T gone 5 rounds with GSP?

          • Manuel Lopez

            Lobard hasn’t . Lombard hasn’t beaten Hendo, or Maia. And to beat Hendo is no small task, no matter how you went about it.

          • Ian Price

            Losing 47-48 to GSP is not embarrassing by any stretch of the imagination

      • Darin

        Not herky jerky, and definitely not “strangely effective”. He is slow, predictable, and has no power in his strikes whatsoever.

  • Mihael Hajdin

    Easy fight for Hector, R.I.P. Shields..

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  • Mr Pete

    I putting – $500 whatever on Lombard, no way in heck does Shields take this. He can only win by hugging people and Lombard is way too strong to be hugged for 15 minutes, especially at 170. KO rd 2

    • Manuel Lopez

      You have money to lose son.

    • shakejunt

      we’ll have to see how his cardio holds up. if he can’t put jake out early, he might be in for a snuggle.

  • Hector is a beast with KO power and high level grappling skills. I don’t see Shields edging out a win in this one. The WW’s from ATT are going to be running that division. Hector Lombard, Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley.

    • Manuel Lopez

      “High level grappling”? Higher than Shields’? I think not. Shields out grappled Maia, think about that one, and Shields beat Hendo!! Yeah you heard. And he went the distance with GSP as well. Hate his style of fighting all you want, but Shields is relentless and will beat Lombard on the ground.

      • Lombard is an olympic caliber judoka and comes from American Top Team. I like Jake Shields but he hasn’t dominated anyone since coming over. Even every win he’s had has been razor close. Martin Kampmann, Maia, Akiyama, Woodley. Everybody has a problem with Jake winning those fights.

        • Ian Price

          I agree, he hasn’t dominated. And he probably won’t dominate hector. But he will probably decision him.

      • XIRand0mHeroIX

        To be fair everyone goes the distance with GSP

        • Ian Price

          Yeah but who ever steals 2 rounds from GSP… Shields did that.

  • fsunoles10

    i am a shields fan but i have a feeling he is gonna be mauled. i hope im wrong.

  • Kenny Powers

    Bad fight for Shields. If he cant get Hector down, its night night, keep your b-hole tight.

  • onehitwonder

    how is Glover the #1 contender ? he hasn’t faced any top 10 fighters except maybe Bader.

    • shakejunt

      because nobody wants to fight him and there really isn’t anyone else coming off impressive wins.

    • drkdisciple

      Well lets see Shogun refused to fight him then Rashad turned down a fight against him…afterwards Rampage also didn’t want to fight him (eventually did and lost). Hard to beat top 10 guys when they are all scared of fighting him.

      • GusIstheRealChamp

        Shogun and Rashad didn’t want to fight Glover because they needed real competition to stay relevant not fight a Liddell’s pet that has connections in the UFC and that’s all. Glover will get smashed by Jones, you just wait and see…and when all is said and done, Jones will fight Gus and Gus will be the new champ who will in turn have to give an immediate rematch to Jones “Bitchy” Jones and I hope Dana let’s Gus choose if he wants an immediate rematch like he’s let Jones choose now.

        • XIRand0mHeroIX

          I think most of what you’re saying borders on legally retarded but I do agree that Shogun and Rashad not wanting to Glover is because there was nothing to gain from fighting him. They beat him and it doesn’t do anything for them in the rankings, lose and you’re f**cked.

          • Ian Price

            Not necessarily. He hasn’t lost in many years, so it should count for something.

    • GloverLiddellsPetwillGetOwned

      Glover is #1 contender because he’s Liddell’s Pet and since Dana likes Liddell; hence you have a #1 contender who hasn’t really proven himself against real competition. I’m telling you Bader got caught, but he was controlling the fight and if the fight had gone the distance Glover wouldn’t be in the title picture and all the fans would be getting the real fight we want to see Jones vs uncrowned champ Alexander Gustafson! Dana sucks at being boss sometimes. There he wants to push Hendricks vs GSP 2 right away, but just because Lidell’s pet is caught in the middle he all of the sudden says Jones the champ doesn’t want the rematch now, but later. What a bomb!

  • Hernan Hernandez

    O man this all Lombard.. dude is a beast in the welterweight division…fo sho

  • Ian Price

    Hendo and Woodley punch just as hard and look what happened to them. Ellenberger is the only fighter to beat him via TKO. Sorry guys, this fight ain’t a gimme for Lombard by any stretch of the imagination. Horrible fight for hector.

    • Big Tuna

      Mmmmm no they don’t! Lombard is explosive has power and is ultra quick, jake shields is in over his head

      • Ian Price

        I dunno. I’m not saying you’re totally wrong. We’ll see…

  • Big Tuna

    Lombard will fight Anderson for the belt this summer. Making quick work of Jake

    • drkdisciple

      wrong weight class…perhaps fight hendricks or gsp one day.