Julian Lane made an unsuccessful boxing debut against Vlad Tuinov, who flatlined him in the second round.
Lane first gained notoriety for his appearance on the reality television series and mixed martial arts competition The Ultimate Fighter. His brash personality made him stand out in the 16th season of the show when he made headlines for his ‘let me f**king bang bro’ rant, challenging the other participants to a fight in the athlete house after losing a bout. Lane’s antics made him a memorable figure in the MMA community for his time on the show.
Julian Lane gets viciously knocked out by Vlad Tuinov in a Russian boxing fight
This past Friday, Lane took on kickboxer turned boxer Vlad Tuinov in the co-main event of a Pravda FC card for his boxing debut. Things got off to a slow start but Lane invited a brawl with Tuinov, who ended up finding the right shot with a huge left hook that sent Lane crashing down to the canvas in round two. Although Lane managed to get up from the strong hit, he was still on wobbly feet. The referee deemed he could no longer continue and called off the contest.
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Lane tried to make a comeback but lost to Austin Hubbard in his return in July. He chose to step away from the sport after dropping two in a row and going 1-4 in his final five outings, with a sole win coming over Jeff Lentz in Nov. 2017. Following his run in MMA, Lane transitioned to bare-knuckle boxing and signed with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC).
Julian Lane went into the bout off four consecutive losses in bare-knuckle boxing matches and his latest defeat marked his fifth straight defeat His move to bare-knuckle boxing got him a headlining match against former UFC brawler Mike Perry, which he lost by a unanimous decision earlier in February.