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UFC Fight Night 137: Hector Lombard vs. Thales Leites added

Middleweights Hector Lombard (34-9-1, 2 NC) and Thales Leites (27-9-0) will square off at Sao Paulo’s UFC Fight Night 137 in September.

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.

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)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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