UFC 149: Hector Lombard Loses To Tim Boetsch

Hector Lombard had his 25-fight win streak snapped by Tim Boetsch at UFC 149.

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UFC 149 Results: Tim Boetsch Defeats Hector Lombard By Split Decision

In the fight right before the main even of UFC 149, Hector Lombard took on Tim Boetsch in one of the most anticipated fights of the evening. Unfortunately for fans, the fight wound up being one of the most snooze worthy fights of the entire 2012 calander. Both fighters felt each other out in the first round of the bout, with Lombard stuffing some takedown attempts by Boetsch, but no fight really did anything of note.

The second round went much like the first, with neither fighter really willing to engage the other, which was very surprising for Lombard especially, who's known for his torrent of punches and high energy blitzkrieg style. Lombard was able to hurt Boetsch with a body kick, but outside of that nothing was done.

The third round went much like the first two, with neither fighter really doing much of anything. Lombard was able to stuff some of Boetsch's takedown attempts and get a double leg takedown of his own, but the judges saw it in favor of Boetsch as they scored the fight 29-28 for Boetsch in a surprising split decision.

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UFC 149 Video: Michael Bisping Has Fun With Hector Lombard's Size

Hector Lombard was set to take on Michael Bisping at one point for UFC 149, but Bisping was forced to pull out of the bout with an injury. Now, Lombard is hoping that if he can beat Tim Boetsch on Saturday night he can earn a title shot and take on Anderson Silva, who hasn't had anyone outside of Chael Sonnen really challenge him.

"I bumped into Hector Lombard for the first time yesterday in the elevator and I thought someone was playing a practical joke on me," Bisping said at a UFC 149 Q&A session on Friday afternoon. "Who is this little poison dwarf?"

"C'mon seriously? Seriously? This is the guy with all the hype," Bisping joked. "I think he's in the wrong weight class. There's a 125-pound weight class he should be in."

Bisping also noted while Lombard's fight streak is pretty amazing, he hasn't really heard of many of the people Lombard has beaten. Bisping also didn't think Lombard really deserved a title shot and there were other more deserving fighters.

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