Hector Lombard is slightly favored over Thales Leites at UFC Fight Night 137 on Saturday night in São Paulo, Brazil. This event is one of five fights on UFC Fight Pass portion of the preliminary card. Leites is 27-9 in his career, while Lombard is 34-9-1 in his career. There are a total of five fights on the main card on FS1, with the headliner a bout between Eryk Anders and Thiago Santos. There are also a total of nine fights on the preliminary card with four on FS2 and five on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the bout between Leites and Lombard and UFC predictions.
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Thales Leites (27-9, 12-8 UFC)
Leites came into the UFC with a record of 9-0 and he has 12 wins and eight losses in the UFC. In his last four fights, he has one win and three losses. He defeated Sam Alvey by unanimous decision; while losing to Krzysztof Jotko by unanimous decision, Brad Tavares by unanimous decision, and Jack Hermansson by TKO. Leites has been a pro since 2003 and has four wins by TKO/KO and 15 by submission. He has 10 first round finishes.
Leites said this to mmajunkie.com about retiring, “It’s not an idea, and it’s been decided. I will do my last fight and I will stop.”
Hector Lombard (34-9-1, 3-7 UFC)
Lombard came into the UFC with a record of 31-2-1 and he has three wins and seven losses in the UFC. In his last five fights, he has no wins and five losses. He was defeated by Neil Magny by TKO, Dan Henderson by KO, Johny Hendricks by unanimous decision, Anthony Smith by TKO, and C.B. Dollaway by DQ. Lombard’s last win was against Jake Shields by unanimous decision in March of 2014. Lombard has been a pro since 2004 and has 19 wins by TKO/KO and five by submission. He has 19 first round finishes.
Lombard said this to as.com about his upcoming fight against Leites, “It's going to be a tough fight, as I always want to win and I'll go for it, I do not have pressure, I feel very good. The division is very interesting and I would love to spend more time in it," he says. To achieve this victory in Brazil is vital.”
Strikes landed per minute: Leites 2.04/ Lombard 3.02
Accuracy: Leites 40% / Lombard 45%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Leites 2.99/ Lombard 3.32
Defense: Leites 53% / Lombard 53%
Takedown average: Leites 2.11 / Lombard 1.86
Accuracy: Leites 26% / Lombard 48%
Takedowns defended: Leites 30% / Lombard 82%
Submission average: Leites 1.2 / Lombard 0.5
Lombard is on a five fight losing streak and has not won a fight in over four years and really needs a win to be able to continue in the UFC arena. Leites has more of a chance to get win and it would be great way for him to finish his career. I will take Leites to get the win.
UFC Fight Night 137 takes place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil. The main card has five fights on FS1, featuring Eryk Anders taking on Thiago Santos. There are nine fights on the preliminary card with four on FS2 and five on UFC Fight Pass.
Main Card (FS1)
Light Heavyweight – Thiago Santos -165 vs. Eryk Anders
Welterweight - Alex Oliveira -415 vs. Carlo Pedersoli Jr.
Light Heavyweight - Sam Alvey -325 vs. Antônio Rogério Nogueira
Bantamweight - Renan Barão -135 vs. Andre Ewell
Women's Strawweight - Randa Markos -115 vs. Marina Rodriguez
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2)
Lightweight - Charles Oliveira -351 vs. Christos Giagos
Lightweight - Francisco Trinaldo -260 vs. Evan Dunham
Light Heavyweight - Ryan Spann -175 vs. Luis Henrique
Heavyweight - Augusto Sakai -250 vs. Chase Sherman
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight - Sérgio Moraes -290 vs. Ben Saunders
Women's Flyweight - Gillian Robertson -145 vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
Middleweight - Hector Lombard -125 vs. Thales Leites
Welterweight - Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos -665 vs. Luigi Vendramini
Women's Strawweight - Livia Renata Souza -1138 vs. Alex Chambers
UFC Fight Night 137 Odds
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