Hector Lombard's Gas Tank

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  1. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Lombard is getting ready for Rory, presumably 5 rounds, but even if it isn't, and he wins, he'd be fighting for 5 rounds for the belt.

    He's a career MW, who now does a big cut to LW. He's 36. He has struggled in 3 round fights. Rory is 25.

    Can Lombard be competitive at LW in deep waters? He only has one 5-round fight in his career; that was 4 years ago and at MW.

    How many full rounds does Lombard have in his gas tank at WW?
     
  2. ThePewp

    ThePewp Green Belt

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    3, as in, fully loaded.

    He can make it the other 2, but he will be uber gassed.
     
  3. Luger

    Luger Rabbi of Platinum Nation Banned

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    I would say that it depends on how he fights.
    In his last fight, he was not overly aggressive.
    I wonder if it goes to the ground or turns out to be a hesitant striking match.
     
  4. po_thead

    po_thead Black Belt

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    I see Rory tiring him out and winning a decision if that's what you're getting at! (went for 3 rounds)
     
  5. riitzni

    riitzni Silver Belt

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    EconoBard can go three rounds when he's pacing himself and fighting in short bursts.

    Greg Jackson brought EconoReem to the world. Ain't no way Firas isn't going to call him up for a chat and all he has to say is, "Cardio."

    If Rory puts on a furious grappling pace he can win this.
     
  6. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Saku Spring Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Only 1 full round. But he'll spread it out, not a go a full one.

    I think Rory outslicks him though, without too much difficulty.
     
  7. SilchasRuin

    SilchasRuin Purple Belt

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    What do you mean by a full round? Just a whole 5 minutes or an extremely active round?
     
  8. Toxxus

    Toxxus The Ancient One

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    Hector has to pace himself considerably to even get two good rounds in. I'm always amazed how inactive he is.

    Rory should be able to push the pace, survive one round of musclebound gorilla rage and then batter a fatigued Hector to a 3rd round TKO.
     
  9. surgeyou1

    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    Depends on the pace of the rounds. I'd give him two hard rounds max.
     
  10. That Idiot Tibor**

    That Idiot Tibor** Purple Belt

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    People act like he has the gas tank of Kimbo and Alexander.
     
  11. roman2314

    roman2314 Orange Belt

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    I say showeather dies before he makes a successful cut to LW
     
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    Ippwnage Banned Banned

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    "maybe rory can get one of those first class tickets to the resurrection" - Lombard
     
  13. TNT-Kid

    TNT-Kid Green Belt

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    Unfortunately, he does lol
     
  14. roventu

    roventu Brown Belt

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    He was pacing himself so much during his last fight. I'd say Rory works him for 2 hard rounds then he fades.

    And btw, TS says he cuts down to LW. haha thats pretty nutty. That's on Anthony Johnson (MW) level. Tibau is probably the best weight cutter in UFC though
     
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    Two good rounds, his coaches need to try and help him with this. He needs to eat EXTREMELY healthy and get more cardio in. Gonna be hard at his age.

    Rory will know this and he is smart enough to not take any chances for the first couple rounds. He will wear Lombard down and then get the TKO win.

    I really hope Lombard can win this fight but it is going to be very hard
     
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    fightdonttweet Banned Banned

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    When has he ever gassed?
     
  17. Actualized174

    Actualized174 Black Belt

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    It's clear that he's constantly thinking about his cardio when he fights. When he paces himself well he can put an active performance for three rounds. I don't think he does well in the championship rounds (didn't see many of his Bellator title fights) though.
     
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    Spearfish CA Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Depends on his pace. If he stares at you, 5. If he goes full pace, 1 or 2
     
  19. doomy200

    doomy200 Brown Belt

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    lol seriously, they are ridiculous. He went 5 rounds with Schlemenko.
     
  20. AliBagaooteenov

    AliBagaooteenov Imagine a Prime Yoel Romero Poundin yo Old Lady Banned

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    Remember the Shlemenko fight. Lombard doesnt really move a lot you cant just stand in front of a guy like Rory.
    His cardio is not amazing but decent enough to stil be dangerous for 5 rounds, but we will see what Rory does to him.
     

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