Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that reigning middleweight champion Hector Lombard will put his 24-fight undefeated streak on the line against former UFC fighter Trevor Prangley in a non-title catch-weight fight at 195 pounds.
Lombard (30-2-1) has finished 15 of his previous 19 opponents. Though he is known for his brutal knockouts, Lombard is also a Judo Olympian with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Lombard’s most recent victory came at Australian Fighting Championship 2 against Jesse Taylor via submission. The Bellator champ is anxious to return to the cage.
“I just want November to get here and knock someone out,” Lombard said. “I doesn’t matter who it is, I just want to do what I do and that’s win. I don’t know much about Trevor, but it doesn’t matter. I’ll be in front of my fans in Florida, and it’s going to be a show.”
Prangley (23-8-1) has walked away with one victory in his last five outings and is currently on a two-fight losing skid. The South African holds notable wins over Chael Sonnen, Matt Horwich and Keith Jardine. Prangley anticipates a hard fight against Lombard, but expects to finish the Brazilian.
“Both of us are going to get in that cage and throw bombs, no questions asked,” Prangley said. “It’s no secret both of us like to stand and bang, and that’s exactly what everyone is going to get. I know Hector is really tough on his feet, but so am I, so he’s going to have to play my game when the cage door shuts.”
Bellator 58 takes place on Nov. 19, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The event will air live on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX at 9 p.m. EST.