Well, the saying is when it rains it pours, and isn’t that the truth for the UFC. With all the injuries rolling around, it was only time until Hector Lombard found a new opponent. Michael Bisping has now officially pulled out of his planned match-up at UFC 149 against Tim Boetsch, which was set to take place July 21st in Alberta, Canada. While the proposed match-ups would have been nice to see, Lombard is a fair compromise to aid the situation.
Obviously, changes will have to be made all around. Hector is now set to make his debut a month earlier than originally planned, as he’s plucked from the originally planned Fox card in Aug. following an injury suffered by his opponent Brian Stann.
This fight will still hold great significance to the future of the middleweight division. Hector’s 24 fight winning streak is well known by hardcore fans, but as Dana white always says, if it didn’t happen in the UFC it doesn’t count. A win over Boetsch would do a lot considering that he took out Yushin Okami who has been a mainstay among the top five at the 185 pound division. Hopefully this is the end of the injury onslaught as UFC match-maker Joe Silva is likely running on fumes now.