Last month, a welterweight brawl between judokas Hector Lombard and Dong Hyun Kim was reported to take place in Macau, China for the main event of a UFC Fight Night event in August. But that matchup will need to be saved for some other time, as Lombard has suffered an injury which forced him to withdraw from the 170 pound showdown this Summer and the powerful puncher was replaced with Tyron Woodley.
Woodley was last seen dropping a unanimous decision loss to Rory MacDonald at UFC 174: Johnson vs Bagautinov – a performance that the company’s president Dana White found to be very underwhelming (read more). The American Top Team trained athlete isn’t looking back at that loss and will look to make a quick turnaround in the 170lb rankings with a big win over Kim.
Kim has looked like a total destroyer going into this fight, switching up his style from straight lay-and-pray to a berserker who charges opponents with reckless abandon. He hasn’t lost a fight since an upsetting performance against Demian Maia at UFC 148.
Which welterweight will emerge the winner when these two are taped up?
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