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Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields Targeted for UFC 171 on March 15 in Dallas

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Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields Targeted for UFC 171 on March 15 in Dallas

 

After telling MMAjunkie he wanted a fight with fellow welterweight Jake Shields (29-6-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC), Hector Lombard (33-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) received his wish.

UFC officials recently announced the bout, via ESPN.com, for UFC 171.

UFC 171 takes place March 15 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The main card, featuring a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and MMAjunkie. Lombard vs. Shields likely will be part of the main card.

This past week, Lombard said he might be able to force the “boring” Shields into a good bout.

“I think he’s been so boring and me always trying for the KO, it’s going to be exciting,” Lombard said. “He’ll make it boring, or I’m going to end up knocking him out. It’s going to be one or another.”

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Jake Shields is Looking for Rematch with Robbie Lawler; Promises Another Submission

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Jake Shields is Looking for Rematch with Robbie Lawler; Promises Another Submission

 

Prior to UFC 167 taking place, top ten welterweight contender Jake Shields had targeted Rory MacDonald as a potential next opponent thinking that beating Georges St-Pierre’s teammate would be the fastest path to another shot at the Canadian champion.

As it turns out, MacDonald lost a split decision that night to Robbie Lawler that forced the entire division to shift as the long-time veteran jumped all the way up to No. 3 in the rankings once the dust settled. Today, Lawler and MacDonald swapped positions in the new UFC rankings to No. 4 and No. 3, respectively.

The No. 7-ranked Shields is now looking right at Lawler for his next fight for a number of reasons.  First, Lawler is ranked above him in the top ten currently, but maybe the bigger factor at play is the fact that Shields has already defeated him.  Shields fought Lawler while both were a part of Strikeforce in 2009 in a catchweight bout at 182 pounds.

It took Shields just over two minutes to finish Lawler with a guillotine choke, and he’s happy to give the Iowa native a rematch as they are both gunning for the top of the division.

“Personally, that’s a fight I would love,” Shields told FOX Sports on Monday.  “I beat him but the fight was so fast it was only a few minutes and I caught him in a choke.  I’m sure that’s a loss he would love to avenge and he’s been doing so good.  I think we’re both at the top of the division, it’s a fight I would love.

“I was hoping to fight Rory (MacDonald) and Lawler went and pulled the upset.  I’m like yeah now that makes sense.  I’m sure that’s a loss he would like to get off his record. I would love to fight him as well.  Robbie’s always a guy I liked and respected, but he’s doing so well, we’re both on big win streaks, it makes sense.”

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Miki Ricci On TUF Finae, makes lightweight return

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Miki Ricci On TUF Finae, makes lightweight return

 

In the span of about six years, Ricci has gone from a novice martial artist learning Kung Fu out of books to a meeting with Colin Fletcher on the main card of UFC 158.

The event takes place in his hometown of Montreal. Several of his Tristar Gym teammates are on the card, including welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

“It’s going to be a moment I’ll never forget, right?” Ricci told ESPN.com. “These are definitely the ones that matter — the ones you’ll always remember.”

Ricci, 26, has traveled an interesting path.
It truly began when he met…

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Steve Magdelano Looking to BAMMA USA

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Steve Magdelano Looking to BAMMA USA

 

After a brief appearance on The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koschek, lightweight Steve “The Dream” Magdelano has managed to build himself into a legitimate up-and-comer with three straight victories, raising his record to 9-3.

Magdelano credits his improved striking as the key to his recent success.

“I’ve gone against a lot of grapplers of late and I feel I’m better-rounded than a lot of them and have been able to keep it on the feet and knocking most guys out,” he said. “My improvement in my boxing has led to a lot of the knockouts I’ve had of late.”
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BAMMA USA’s Steve Magdaleno

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BAMMA USA’s Steve Magdaleno

 

Online research will show that Steve Magdaleno’s mixed martial arts career started back in 2006. But more accurately, it started 16 years ago when the Southern Californian’s older brother brought home UFC 2 from the video store.

Watching Royce Gracie dominate much larger competition sparked an ever-lasting interest for the then-15-year-old, and there began a career path and passion for MMA. At the time, the sport wasn’t as accepted as it is now. But luckily for Magdaleno, his mom and dad were completely supportive.

“They were fine,” Magdaleno told GracieMag.com, referencing his

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