Lombard revealed the fight on his Instagram account after an initial report from Globo.
It’s been a long haul for the 40 year old Lombard the last couple of years. He’s lost five straight fights along with a no-contest, including a disqualification in his last bout against C.B. Dolloway at UFC 222. That means “Lightning” hasn’t won a fight since March 2014.
Leites, 36, has lost three of his last four bouts, including a TKO to Jack Hermansson at UFC 224 in May. It’s clear both fighters need a big win to stay employed.
— Raphael Marinho (@raphamarinho) July 25, 2018
UFC Fight Night 137 is scheduled for September 22 at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Other bouts include:
Mark Godbeer (13-4-0) vs. Luis Henrique (10-4-0)
Alex Chambers (11-1-0) vs. Livia Renata Souza (5-4-0)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (19-5-0) vs. Belal Muhammad (14-2-0)
Sam Alvey (33-10-0) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-8-0)
Francisco Trinaldo (22-6-0) vs. Evan Dunham (18-7-1()
Thales Leites (27-9-0) vs. Hector Lombard (34-9-1, 2 NCs)
Neil Magny (21-6-0) vs. Alex Oliveira (18-5-1)