A battle of champions from Bellator and Strikeforce will take place at UFC 171, as Hector Lombard meets Jake Shields.
The fight, announced first by ESPN, will go down March 15 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The night features a main event between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira.
Lombard (33-4-1) pushed his overall UFC mark to 2-2 with a first round finish of Nate Marquardt, also an ex-Strikeforce champion.
Shields (29-6-1) has won four of six fights inside the Octagon since moving over to the promotion. He also competed once for the UFC welterweight title, and made a brief stay at middleweight – Lombard’s home for years, as well. Shields recently earned a victory over Demian Maia in Brazil.