When Hector Lombard departed Bellator as their unbeatable middleweight champ, he was one of the UFC’s hottest prospects.
Too bad he’s never been able to keep it together in the Octagon, and is a total basket case when the going gets rough.
Apparently that “going” was rough in his UFC 222 bout against TUF runner-up CB Dollaway. For much of their single-round scrap, Dollaway utilized his reach advantage and kept the judo Olympian from Cuba at bay with kicks. Whenever the American did get close, Hector swung for the fences, but it was a measure, controlled offense that Dollaway adhered to, and it was working.
Then came the horn signaling the end of Round 1. And then came the one-two punch combo that knocked Dollaway out.
The strikes came way late, and when the doctors deemed that Dollaway couldn’t continue, the bout was called as a disqualification win for Dollaway.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) March 4, 2018
It was the right call. Lombard cheated.
Results: CB Dollaway def. Hector Lombard via DQ (Late Punches) at 5:00, R1