UFC 171 results: Hector Lombard scores one-sided win over Jake Shields

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Hector Lombard came into the UFC billed as a killer, someone who would be a game-changer in the UFC's middleweight division.

That didn't quite pan out. But Lombard's rebirth as a welterweight took another step forward on Saturday night.


More Coverage: UFC 171 Results | UFC news
Download MMA Fighting iPhone App


Lombard outclassed former Strikeforce and Elite XC champion Jake Shields on Saturday night at UFC 171, winning an easy decision at Dallas' American Airlines Center. The judges' scores were 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28.

The Cuban-born American Top Team fighter picked Shields apart in the first round, landing a monstrous head kick which cut Shields open.

The pace slowed in the second round, but it was still Lombard's round, as he got the best of things on the feet and was smart enough not to do anything stupid on Shields' guard. Lombard converted on all five takedown attempts over the first two rounds.

Despite bizarre criticisms from commentator Joe Rogan, Lombard continued to dominate in round three, save for a late guillotine attempt by the crafty Shields, which Lombard rode out.

The former Bellator champion improved to 34-4-1 (1 NC) with his second straight win after dropping to 170 pounds. Shields (29-7-1, 1 NC) lost for the first time in three fights.

More from MMA Fighting

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

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