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Lombard, Hess advance to Bellator 185-lb. title bout

Hector Lombard and Jared Hess won their respective bouts Friday at Bellator IX in Monroe, Louisiana to advance to the Bellator Middleweight Tournament Finals.

The two will fight each other for the championship and an additional payday of $100,000 on June 19 at Bellator XII at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Bellator IX airs tonight, May 30 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN Deportes.


  • Jared Hess def. Yosmany Cabezas via TKO (strikes) - R3 (4:26)
  • Hector Lombard def. Damien Stelly via TKO (strikes) - R1 (2:56)
  • Nick Ring def. Isidro Gonzalez via submission (guillotine) - R1 (0:39)
  • Shad Lierley def. Nate Murdock via unanimous decision
  • Alex Andrade def. Christian Fulgram via TKO - R1 (2:01)
  • Shawn Jordan def. Jayme McKinney via submission (RNC) - R2 (0:30)
  • Chan Leonhardt def. Dan Keenan via KO - R1 (3:03)
  • Chas Skelly def. Mike Braswell via split decision