Michael Bisping Out; Hector Lombard in Against Tim Boetsch at UFC 149
has a new opponent, but he won’t be fighting on Aug.
UFC officials announced late Wednesday evening that the former
Bellator Fighting Championships middleweight king will face
Boetsch at UFC
149 in Calgary on July 21. Michael
Bisping was originally slated to face “The Barbarian” on the
card, the “Ultimate Fighter” Season 3 winner was forced to withdraw
from the contest due to an injury suffered while training. It was
the latest in a long string of injury woes for the Las Vegas-based
promotion, which recently lost Brian Stann
-- Lombard’s initial matchup -- to an undisclosed injury earlier
UFC 149 takes place at the Scotiabank Saddledome and is expected to
be headlined by a featherweight title tilt between reigning
champion Jose Aldo and
Koch; also on the bill is a heavyweight clash pitting Antonio
Rodrigo Nogueira against Cheick
Lombard enters his UFC debut riding a 25-fight unbeaten streak. The
34-year-old Cuban went unbeaten in eight Bellator appearances, most
recently besting Trevor
Bellator 58 in November. The American Top Team representative
owns notable victories over Alexander
Ebersole, James Te
Huna and Joe Doerksen,
After posting a 3-3 mark to begin his Octagon career as a light
heavyweight, Boetsch has appeared rejuvenated since dropping to 185
pounds prior to UFC
130, defeating Kendall
Grove, Nick Ring and
Okami in his first three middleweight bouts.
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