MMAFighting is reporting that former UFC welterweight champion, Johny Hendricks will finally move up to middleweight after numerous weight cutting issues and face former Bellator champion, Hector Lombard. The fight is scheduled to take place at UFC Fight Night 105 on February 19th in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Hendricks enters the fight coming off three straight losses in a row. Lombard will be entering the fight on a 2 fight losing streak himself.
Junior dos Santos, who was originally scheduled to face Stefan Struve in the main event, before Struve had to pull out with an injury, is still looking for an opponent. Rumor has is that the former heavyweight champion will be pulled from the card and Hendricks vs Lombard could become the main event.