Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields set for UFC 171 in March

Chris Hyde

After brutally stopping Nate Marquardt in the first round with strikes at UFC 166, the former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard gets his toughest welterweight assignment to date when he takes on Jake Shields at UFC 171, according to a report from ESPN.

That bout and event is set for March 15th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Lombard, 35, made his welterweight debut in October opposite Marquardt, the former Strikeforce welterweight champion. The Cuban-born judoka stopped Marquardt just 1:48 in the first frame due to strikes. The bout with Shields is his second in the division after a career spent at middleweight in organizations just as Bellator, EliteXC, PRIDE and others. His professional record stands at 33-4-1 and 1 no-contest.

Shields, 34, last competed at UFC Fight Night 29 where he earned a unanimous decision victory over Demian Maia. The win is Shields' second in a row at welterweight after a brief jump to middleweight. His record stands at 29-6-1 with 1 no-contest.

UFC 171 is set to be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and challenger Glover Teixeira.

More from MMA Fighting

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker