Having won 20 consecutive bouts prior to his UFC debut, former Bellator champion Hector Lombard had the weight of the world on his shoulders when he made his UFC debut at UFC 149 back in July. That weight crushed him, as the Cuban-born Australian lost a split decision to Tim Boetsch.

Lombard made amends on Saturday night in Australia (Friday in the U.S. due to the time difference), destroying leg-lock specialist Rousimar Palhares at UFC on FX 6 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland, Australia.

Lombard had Palhares on his back foot from the get go, making no secret of the fact that he was going to swing, and swing for the fences.

The Brazilian managed a couple early leg kicks, trying to keep out of Lombard’s striking distance, but it only worked for the first couple minutes of the fight.

Lombard put Palhares on the mat midway through the opening round, eventually allowing him back to his feet, but that only prolonged the finish. He quickly followed up, blood already trickling from Palhares’ eye, unleashing a heavy combination, including a left uppercut that put Palhares down once again.

This time, Lombard followed him to the mat with heavy left hands that found their mark, forcing the referee to step in and stop the fight. And just like that, Hector Lombard had his first victory in the Octagon.

Believing he should have been the victor in the split decision loss to Boetsch, the victory meant a lot to Lombard, but it didn’t distract him from immediately retargeting the UFC’s middleweight mouthpiece, Michael Bisping.

Watching the replay of Palhares’ destruction, Lombard yelled out, “I want to do that to Bisping. Bisping, where are you? Stop talking, I wanna get my hands on you.”

Bisping already has a fight lined up with Vitor Belfort in January, and has been trying to goad UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva into a fight, but you’d be hard pressed to find anyone that thinks Lombard vs. Bisping wouldn’t be an exciting fight.

If Bisping gets past Belfort in January and Silva sticks to his plan to take some time off and work on some other endeavors besides fighting, don’t be surprised if the UFC decides to make Lombard’s wish come true.

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