The Notorious X The Russian Hammer
Conor McGregor and Artem Lobov have been training partners for many years now, and over time they have become true friends, almost brothers. One of them does not fail to encourage the other before their battles or to congratulate each other once the war is over.
On the occasion of Artem Lobov's last fight at BKFC 9, Conor McGregor launched a beautiful tirade on Instagram, reiterating his unfailing love for Artem:
‘Artem Lobov! What a warrior. What a journey this has been mate. What a journey this is! You blow me away bro, from the world tours to the ultimate fighter to this! You deserve the world and more my brother! Congrats on another amazing fight! What a story! Brothers for life mate. Congrats to Jason Knight. Amazing warrior. Great fight.’
Bare Knuckle FC 9: Lobov vs Knight 2
This weekend was indeed revenge between Artem Lobov and Jason Knight, in the main event of Bare Knuckle FC 9. A fight in which the two former UFC members faced off against each other. In this showdown, Jason Knight proved to be a better strategist than in the first bout, which allowed him to dominate the exchanges.
As he was heading towards a probable victory by unanimous decision by the judges, the American faltered in the fifth round. A victory by TKO that opened the door to a third and final battle between the two men.