The bout will mark Lambert’s debut at middleweight, who spent the
entirety of his seven-year career toiling in the 205-pound ranks.
After reeling off a trio of Octagon wins in 2006, Lambert (23-8)
has dropped his last three out of four, necessitating a change of
pace for the Carlsbad, Calif. resident.
The well-rounded Lambert holds a key knockout victory over Renato
“Babalu” Sobral at UFC 68 “Uprising” in March 2007, where the
father of one came back from deficit to overcome the regarded
Like Lambert, MacDonald got off to a brisk start in the UFC with a
pair of slick submission victories, but fell to former divisional
champion Rich Franklin(Pictures) at UFC 68. MacDonald has flipped
between wins and losses ever since, but his gutsy Aug. 9
performance against Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Maia was
considered a highlight of UFC 87’s card.