Saturday night, Artem Lobov defeated Jason Knight in a five-round thriller. It was a decision win and for his first fight in the promotion, Bareknuckle FC, it was an important win for Artem Lobov. This win was especially important because of whom he is going to face next.
Former boxer Paulie Malignaggi has been assigned as Artem Lobov’s next opponent – the two are going to headline the 22nd June event for BKFC as they look to prove a point and pursue their own agendas.
What an animal!
Proud of you @RusHammerMMA! Amazing fight
Paulie’s nice and quiet all of a sudden and that’s not like him haha
We want a new contract for the @RusHammerMMA for this next bout!
It has been earned and now deserved!
What a great showing @Jasonthekid23.
Big respect! https://t.co/dQKWIKCRd0
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 8, 2019
Conor McGregor, friend and training partner of Artem Lobov reacted to Lobov’s win at BKFC. In a tweet, he said that he was proud of Lobov and that it was an amazing fight. He then naturally took a shot at Malignaggi saying that “Paulie’s nice and quiet all of a sudden”. He went on to say that Lobov should get a new contract for his next bout – a better one and that he deserved it.
Malignaggi and McGregor have had problems in the past, and those problems have now come down to Lobov and Malignaggi. Lobov will want to defend his friend’s honour, while Malignaggi will want to send a message to McGregor by taking out Artem Lobov at the 22nd June event when they meet.