<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=437577" target="_blank"> Lombard confirms drop to 170lbs. wants Marquardt </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=437577" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=60&q=75&x=10&y=5&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=hector-lombard-01-12-13-11-26-30-155.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Earlier this week it was rumored that Hector Lombard was considering a drop to the welterweight division. Lombard was a big prospect coming into the UFC as Bellator's middleweight champion, but is only 1-2 in the organization. This morning it is confirmed that Lombard will be drop to welterweight and already has an idea of who he'd like to fight in his first fight in his new weight division:</p>
Lombard told UFC Tonight he has decided to the make the drop from middleweight down to the 170-pound weight class. He also has his eyes on a potential opponent, Nate Marquardt.
There has been no word yet when Lombard will make his UFC welterweight debut or if he will be granted his wish of facing former Strikeforce champion Nate Marquardt.
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