Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Michael “The Don” Lombardo.
The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 7, featuring a lineup of rising athletes looking to make their dreams come true by impressing UFC President Dana White and earning a spot on the UFC roster.
The seventh episode of season four takes place on Tuesday, September 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US.
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NAME: Michael Lombardo
NICKNAME: Michael “The Don” Lombardo
WEIGHT CLASS: Welterweight
AGE: 30 years old – 4/3/90
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0, 170
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: White Plains, NY
FIGHTING OUT OF: Coconut Creek, FL
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
TRAINER: David Zitnick / American Top Team
TRAINING: Every day is different, but most mornings MMA drilling and afternoons hard
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 10-2, 1 NC
Episode 2 (6/25/19) Lombardo lost a three round unanimous decision to Kyle Daukaus
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training for fighting in 2013 after my college football career ended. I started training because I want to be the UFC champion of the world
What ranks and titles have you held? Friction Fighting Championship middleweight champion
Do you have any heroes? Jesus
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean that I am on my way to accomplishing my goal of becoming the champion.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Wagner College – Bachelors in Sociology
What was your job before you started fighting? Worked at a gym as a coach
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 4-0
Favorite grappling technique: Different chokes
Favorite striking technique: Jab
Facebook account: @michaelvlombardo
Instagram account: @michaelvlombardo
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- 7-1, 1 NC in last nine
- 2-0, 1 NC since last DWCS appearance
- Pro since 2016
- Four wins by KO, two by submission (Arm triangle, undisclosed choke)
- Five first round finishes