Hector Lombard tried his best to swindle Matt Brown into a pivotal Welterweight scrap through social media, but it appears Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) had different 170-pound plans for "Shango."
Namely, Dong Hyun Kim.
That's right, Hector Lombard vs. Dong Hyun Kim is in the works for an upcoming UFC Fight Night event at Cotai Arena in Macau, China, on Aug. 23, 2014, according to "UFC Tonight" on FOX Sports 1. It's unclear at this time if the battle between No. 6 (Lombard) vs. No. 9 (Kim) in the divisional rankings will serve as the main event.
Lombard is on a roll since making his Welterweight debut in Oct. 2013, separating Nate Marquardt from consciousness at UFC 166 and then following up that effort with a unanimous decision over Jake Shields at UFC 171 two months ago.
He clearly wanted the "unimpressive" Brown next thanks to his high-profile win over Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 40 earlier this month, but he will have to settle for "Stun Gun" instead.
Kim, meanwhile, is certainly no push over, enjoying a four-fight win streak that includes a "Knockout of the Night" over the aforementioned Silva at UFC Fight Night 29 and a unanimous decision "Performance of the Night" over John Hathaway earlier this year at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "China" Finale.
It's pretty clear that a win for either fighter would likely result in top contender status.
This will mark UFC's third trip to China in less than two years. No other bouts have been announced and/or rumored at this time.