PRESS RELEASE: 3.9.22 Eagle FC signs Junior Dos Santos, Hector Lombard
Eagle FC signs Junior Dos Santos, Hector Lombard
Both former world champions expected to debut at May's Eagle FC 47
MIAMI – Eagle FC, the fast-rising MMA promotion that is bringing elite-level global athletes to The Magic City, is proud to announce the addition of Junior Dos Santos and Hector Lombard to the company roster.
Both former world champions have signed multi-fight agreements and are expected to make their promotional debuts at May's Eagle FC 47. Additional information on that event, as well as opponents for both Dos Santos and Lombard, will be announced shortly.
"At Eagle FC, we are continuing to seek the biggest names on the market to compete in our cage and on the FLXcast platform, and Junior Dos Santos and Hector Lombard are amazing additions to our organization," Eagle FC CEO Rizvan Magomedov said. "These are world-class athletes and world champions. I look forward to seeing them chase the gold in Eagle FC now, as well."
Dos Santos (21-9) recently concluded a 12-year run for the UFC, where he competed 23 times, earning the promotion's heavyweight title and facing a who's who of the heavyweight division, including Curtis Blaydes, Mirko Cro Cop, Ciryl Gane, Derrick Lewis, Stipe Miocic, Frank Mir, Francis Ngannou, Alistair Overeem, Tai Tuivasa, Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum, among others. A longtime member of the famed gym American Top Team, "Cigano" remains among the most beloved figures in the sport
Meanwhile, Lombard (34-10-1) has long been known as one of the most intense competitors in MMA, a former Olympic judoka with a fierce passion for competition. With a legendary career that dates back to the legendary PRIDE organization in Japan, Lombard fought 12 times for the UFC and was also the inaugural Bellator middleweight champion. More recently, he has found a path in bare-knuckle boxing, as well, and is the current BKFC cruiserweight champion.
Both Dos Santos and Lombard are expected to be in attendance for Friday's Eagle FC 46 event, featuring former UFC title challenger Kevin Lee and MMA legend and UFC Hall of Famer Diego Sanchez, at Miami's FLXcast Arena. The full #EagleFC46 card streams live and FREE on FLXcast. Sign up today at EagleFC.com.
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ABOUT EAGLE FC:
Founded by one of the greatest fighters in MMA history, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and managed by CEO Rizvan Magomedov, Eagle FC is the MMA league that was built for the people, by the people, with the intent of putting our fighters and fans first. Featuring elite talent from around the globe, Eagle FC began promoting top-level cards in 2017 and seeks to find athletes who, like the promotion, are obsessed with greatness. New events are staged every month in the U.S. and select international locations and stream exclusively on FLXcast. Sign up today at EagleFC.com.
ABOUT FLX MEDIA:
FLX Media is a dynamic media entertainment company that is wholly responsible for the development and production of live and taped Eagle FC programming, as well as the global distribution of all Eagle FC content. U.S.-based MMA events are held at the state-of-the-art FLX Arena in Miami. All live and on-demand programs are distributed internationally to more than 200 countries via the FLXcast apps. MMA fans can sign up at GoFLX.com.