Explosive middleweight Hector Lombard will go for seventeen straight wins a little more than two weeks from today when he faces sixty-fight veteran Joe Doerksen at a Cage Fighting Championship event in Sydney, Australia.
Their headlining March 25 match-up was announced by CFC in addition to a welterweight bout pitting area products Manuel Rodriguez and Rod McSwain against each other.
Currently Bellator’s 185-pound champion, Lombard has gone 20-0-1 since falling to Gegard Mousasi nearly 4 ½ years ago. He holds an overall record of 27-2-1 with only seven decision wins in the group. Lombard last fought in October at Bellator 34 in a title-retaining performance against tournament finalist Alexander Shlemenko.
Doerksen should pose an interesting challenge for the 32-year old Cuban based on having twice the experience of Lombard as well as respected ground-game resulting in 33 of his 46 wins coming by way of submission. “El Dirte” has not fought since dropping back-to-back bouts in the UFC late last year after compiling seven consecutive victories prior to the defeats. Among the numerous individuals Doerksen has beaten are the likes of Patrick Cote, Dennis Kang, and Chris Leben.