By: Roberto Villa
Burkman (27-10 MMA, 5-5 UFC) signed a new contract with the UFC earlier today after leaving WSOF. Burkman will fight Hector Lombard (34-4-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC 182. UFC President Dana White tweeted news of the booking on Friday night.
UFC 182 takes place Jan. 3 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend his title against Daniel Cormier in the main event, and in the co-main event, women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey is expected to face Cat Zingano.
UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
January 3, 2015
Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier
for UFC light heavyweight title
Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano
for women’s bantamweight title
Josh Burkman vs. Hector Lombard