Artem Lobov Signed Three-Fight Six-Figure Deal With Bare Knuckle FC, Set For The Clash Against Another UFC Veteran Jason Knight
It wasn’t long before UFC agreed to release Artem Lobov (13-15-1, 1 NC MMA, 2-5 UFC) from his contract. Yet, Conor Mcgregor’s teammate found a new, possibly a better offer.
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFF) announced earlier on Wednesday via press release that Artem Lobov has signed with the promotion. “The Russian Hammer” will meet the former Atlas Fights featherweight king Jason Knight (20-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC) on April 20 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. The six-figure deal allows Lobov to fight in MMA too.
Artem (@RusHammerMMA) Lobov has signed a three-fight, six-figure deal with Bare Knuckle FC, Lobov told ESPN. His debut will be against former UFC fighter Jason Knight on April 20. He also gets PPV points. The deal allows him to sign with an MMA promotion, as well.
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Former UFC featherweight contender Artem Lobov is thrilled and barely waits to show his skills. He thanked BKFC president David Feldman too. (h/t MMAMania)
“I cannot wait to fight for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship,” said Lobov in today’s release. “I have been following them since the beginning. I love what they are doing and I thank David Feldman for believing in me. I look forward to this new stage in my career and I think it has the perfect ruleset for me to perform at my best ability. I look forward to becoming a star in this sport.”
Artem Lobov is on a cold streak, with three unanimous decision losses in a row to Cub Swanson, Andre Fili, and Michael “The Menace” Johnson in his last three matches.
Jason Knight was defeated four times in a row. Ricardo Lamas TKOd Knight at UFC 214, on July 29, 2017. Then Gabriel Benitez outpointed “The Kid” to secure a unanimous decision win at UFC Fight Night 123.
Knight met the Finnish fighter Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Night 130, where he was defeated via close split decision. After UFC 230 loss to Jordan Rinaldi, Jason was subsequently released from the UFC.
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