Champion Nutrition Signs Hector 'Shango' Lombard Professional Mixed Martial Artist As Sponsored Athlete

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Lombard will support TapouT Sports Nutrition brand in marketing campaign

Hector will help us introduce our new TapouT brand to many Spanish speaking MMA fans and to all of his fans in the many countries where he is very famous. His name might be new to a lot of US fans but internationally he is a star and he is truly a rising star in US MMA.

Champion Nutrition a pioneer in the sports nutrition industry has been the brand bodybuilders, Olympic and professional athletes have known and loved for years, today announces the signing of Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector "Shango" Lombard.

Hector "Shango" Lombard is a native Cuban and an Australian citizen. Lombard is a black belt in judo, a Pride veteran and currently fights as a middleweight for the Bellator Fighting Championships. Hector is a former Cuban Olympic Judo competitor and made the switch from Judo to MMA after the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Hector is currently training with Ricardo Liborio at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida. Hector defeated Jared Hess via doctor stoppage in the fourth round to win the Bellator middleweight title. The win improves Lombard's record to 21-2-1.

"I have been using Champion Nutrition products and they have made a huge difference in my training. Their products are terrific for helping me get stronger and train hard every day." comments Lombard. "Champion is the nutrition sponsor for my gym ATT and many of our best fighters train using Champion products, so I trust them a lot." adds Lombard.
Mark Post, President of Champion Nutrition, stated, "Hector will help us introduce our new TapouT brand to many Spanish speaking MMA fans and to all of his fans in the many countries where he is very famous. His name might be new to a lot of US fans but internationally he is a star and he is truly a rising star in US MMA."

About Champion Nutrition
Champion Nutrition is a Sunrise, FL based developer, marketer and manufacturer of performance-based sports nutrition products. Champion maintains its own 135,000 square foot GMP-certified manufacturing facility. Currently in their 26th year, Champion's attention to product formulation for athletic performance is legendary and makes them one of the most well-respected sports nutrition companies in the industry. Champion Nutrition recently announced a licensing agreement with TapouT®, the premier mixed-martial arts apparel, gear and lifestyle brand to offer sports enthusiasts TapouT Sports Nutrition products. Champion will design, distribute and market the Tapout Sports Nutrition brand to all retailers in the United States and abroad. Retailers GNC, Stop & Shop, Fred Meyer and on line retailers BodyBuilding.com, Amazon.com, MMAWarehouse.com and Tapout.com have already agreed to distributor the brand. For more information, visit: http://www.championnutrition.com or http://www.tapoutsn.com

Media Contact:
Champion Nutrition
Attn: Greg Henry
1301 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway
Sunrise, FL 33323
954-233-3300 ext. 1207

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