Former Bellator champion Hector Lombard signs with Eagle FC


Hector Lombard, a former champion in Bellator and UFC veteran has found a new home for his fights.

Lombard signed a multifight contract with Eagle FC to become a member of the Eagle FC roster. He will be joining the promotions owned by Khabib Nurmagomedov, former UFC lightweight champion.

Officials from Eagle FC confirmed Wednesday that the information was for MMA Fighting.

Lombard, a ferocious finisher throughout his entire career, was Bellator MMA’s first big star after he ran roughshod over the middleweight division and scored a series of knockouts.

Lombard ultimately went 8-0 with the promotion with seven knockouts and only one fight making it to a decision.

From there, the Cuba-born veteran signed with the UFC but he didn’t find as much success there while posting a 3-2 record through his first five fights with the promotion. Lombard was able to win over Rousimar Palahares and Nate Marquardt, but his UFC career ended with six losses.

More recently, Lombard has been a mainstay in BKFC where he transitioned into bare-knuckle fighting while amassing a 3-1 record and previously claiming the cruiserweight title with a win over fellow UFC veteran Joe Riggs.

Lombard now joins Eagle FC’s roster. The club has made a big push in America since its January debut. Eagle FC 46 goes down on Friday night from Miami with Kevin Lee and Diego Sanchez in the main event.

Lombard’s debut is unknown, but the Eagle FC card with the most significant Eagle FC cards in the U.S. will be in May.