A welterweight fight between Rory MacDonald and Hector Lombard is currently being considered for sometime in the early stages of 2016 according to a report last night on the UFC Tonight show.
MacDonald is coming off a five round war against Robbie Lawler, coming off second best against the champion for the second time in his career, this time by TKO.
Losses to ‘Ruthless’ aside the only other loss on MacDonald’s 21 fight pro-record came against current title challenger Carlos Condit back in 2010, so the 26 year-old ‘Red King’ still remains one of the division’s elite competitors.
Lombard was making a bid for title contention himself last year and had compiled a three-fight winning streak since moving down to 170lbs. However, his last win against Josh Burkman was overturned to a no-contest after he tested positive for steroids post-fight and he’s since been out of action serving a year-long suspension from the sport.
The 37 year-old will be eligible to fight again from January 3rd of next year and both men have indicated they would like to fight each other which means it’s likely the bout will take place before the winter season is over, though no exact date, location or venue have been mentioned as yet.