Hector Lombard leaves Bellator
Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard has abdicated his title to join the UFC.
"I am in the UFC it is official," Lombard tweeted on Tuesday. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney later confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com.
Lombard's move to the UFC had seemed imminent, as UFC president Dana White had openly expressed interest in the 34-year-old fighter. Lombard was originally scheduled to make his Octagon debut against Karo Parisyan at UFC 78 but was forced to pull out due to visa issues.
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