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Hector Lombard might return to 185 after the Marquardt fight

Written on October 17, 2013 by Hector

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Hector Lombard is currently battling weight issues with just two days remaining before the official weigh in of his upcoming fight with Nate Marquardt

Former Bellator middleweight titleholder is already facing a major challenge before his welterweight debut has even begun. It was revealed in UFC Tonight that Lombard is struggling to make the transition to welterweight with just days away before the official weigh in of his showdown against .

Lombard, who is a top prospect before competing in UFC, has previously stated that it would be impossible for him to drop to 170. However, he decided to make the transition after going 1-2 in his UFC campaign. Lombard made his UFC debut with a disappointing loss to in a fight that snapped his 25-fight winning streak. He bounced back with a first round KO over the infamous but he would again drop a decision to in his subsequent bout.

Lombard owns 18 KOs in his 32 wins and a lot of people are wondering on how the weight cut would affect his vaunted KO power. All those questions will be answered this weekend when Lombard faces former Strikeforce welterweight champion and UFC middleweight contender Nate Marquardt in the Fox Sports 1 preliminary cards of UFC 166.

[Photos from blogs.telegraph.co.uk]

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