Tune in at 9:00 PM ET for coverage of UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson. Ryan Kelly will be liveblogging the main card for your enjoyment.
Hello and welcome to ScoreMobile's ongoing coverage of the UFC. Tonight we present UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson.
Four fights on the main card this evening, capped by a lightweight main event with the two captains (George Sotiropoulos & Ross Pearson) of TUF: The Smashes squaring off.
The event takes place in the Gold Coast in Australia, meaning that local time for our event is just after 12 noon.
Also on the card will be two TUF finales. The lightweight final will be an all-Great Britain affair with Norman Parke taking on Colin Fletcher. In the welterweight final there is Australia's Robert Whittaker taking on Great Britain's Brad Scott.
The first fight though will be in the middleweight division with former Bellator champion Hector Lombard taking on Rousimar Palhares.
Height and reach for Lombard and Palhares are pretty much identical.
Marc Goddard will be the referee.
Lombard opens with a nice straight kick to the body.
They tie up briefly, and Lombard lands a nice right hand on the way out.
Lombard swings wildly with a right hook, but misses.
Palhares with a nice, hard inside leg kick.
Palhares slips and tries to encourage Lombard to join him on the ground, to no avail.
2 minutes into the round now.
Lombard with a good kick to the body, and then follow up with a right hook. Starting to press forward more.
Lombard with a right and follows up with a big left that drops Palhares. Lombard swarms trying to add some more damage while on the ground.
Palhares does a good job to tie up and stall. And they're broken up and put back on their feet.
Big cut just to the right of Palhares' left eye.
Lombard lands another big shot and Palhares IS DOWN. Lombard swarms and starts pounding away, Palhares is out and the fight is stopped.
Wow. That was a lot of power displayed by Hector Lombard.
Here's how it happened. Palhares had his back against the cage, Lombard kept throwing big shots, eventually a left hand got through, Palhares went down and Lombard was able to put him to sleep after that.
I do believe that was the Hector Lombard most people expected to see when he came over to the UFC.
@Greg haha it;s not a bad gig.
@Greg I hear you, but I'll try to keep you as updated as I can.
Kinda weird to hear Joe Martinez as an Octagon announcer.
Hector Lombard: From Cuba, lives and trains in Florida, drapes himself in Australian flag. Go Globalization.
Lightweight TUF final is next with Colin Fletcher (8-1) taking on Norman Parke (16-2).
@Greg They're both British actually.
Fletcher has an 8-inch reach advantage, by the way.
John Sharp is the referee.
Early exchanges with Parke pushing forward and wanting to clinch to nullify the reach advantage.
Parke presses Fletcher up against the fence and is eventually able to score the takedown.
It doesn't last though as Fletcher gets back to his feet almost right away.
Parke is able to pull Fletcher away from the cage and gets a second takedown with the trip.
Parke moves to half guard as Fletcher tries to get back to his feet.