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Hector Lombard will try to attempt to end a three-fight losing streak when he faces Brad Tavares at UFC on Fox 23.
UFC confirmed the middleweight bout as well as a lightweight showdown pitting J.C. Cottrell against Jason Gonzalez. UFC on Fox 23 takes place on Jan. 28 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, with the evening’s main card airing on the Fox Network. A headliner has not been announced for the event.
Lombard hasn’t won in the Octagon since a decision triumph over Jake Shields at UFC 171 in March 2014. The ex-Bellator ruler has since been stopped via TKO by Dan Henderson and Neil Magny, while a victory over Joshua Burkman was overturned to a no contest after “Lightning” failed a drug test.
Tavares, meanwhile, has won two of his last three Octagon appearances. Most recently, the Hawaiian garnered a split-decision triumph over Caio Magalhaes at UFC 203 on Sept. 10.
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