Jake Shields (pictured) may have been campaigning for a rematch with red hot Robbie Lawler, but his bosses have different plans. Instead, Shields will meet Hector Lombard at UFC 171.
ESPN.com reported the shootout Sunday.
The March 15 event takes place inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Shields will be riding a three fight-winning streak into the matchup. He most recently took a slit decision victory over Demian Maia in October.
Lombard made his UFC welterweight debut in spectacular fashion by putting Nate Marquardt to sleep at UFC 166. The former Bellator middleweight champion has won half of his four scraps inside the Octagon.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
Bubba McDaniel vs. Tor Troeng
Thiago Silva vs. Ovince St. Preux
Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields
Glover Teixeira vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)