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Bellator Champ Hector Lombard Set for CFC Title Defense on Nov. 20

Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard, recovering from a concussion that led to the postponement of the entire Oct. 9 Cage Fighting Championship 11 card in Queensland, Australia, will meet UFC veteran Kalib Starnes in the rescheduled date and location of Nov. 20 in Sydney.

It will be Lombard (22-2-1)'s first trip back into the cage since he was crowned the Bellator champion in June by stopping previously undefeated Jared Hess. Video of the fight is above.

Lombard, a Cuban with citizenship in Australia, is a former Olympic judoka and fights out of the American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla. The 31-year-old has spent the majority of his career fighting in Australia and has already competed six times for the Cage Fighting Championship. His two career losses, both decisions, came in 2006 against Akihiro Gono and Gegard Mousasi in PRIDE Bushido events.

Lombard will look to defend his CFC belt for a sixth time when he meets Starnes, a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 3 and a five-time UFC competitor. Starnes holds wins over Chris Leben and Jason MacDonald.

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