Jason Knight and Artem Lobov fought in a bare knuckle boxing match Saturday night, with the pair of UFC veterans headlining BKFC 9 in Mississippi. This would be a rematch of their bout from April, which Lobov won by decision.
The pair fought for five rounds until Knight landed a left hand that dropped and finished Lobov. With the victory, Knight evened the score with a more definite finish, and the pair are are now 1-1 against each other in bare knuckle boxing.
Watch clips from the bout below, along with a snippet from MMA Fighting’s play-by-play:
Round 4: Knight avoids a couple of winging punches and he counters with his own. Lobov switches stances and fires a straight left to the body. He lands a trio of punches on an advancing Knight. Knight slips a few punches again and scores against a off-balance Lobov. Lobov swinging big, but not connecting. Not a lot of volume from Knight in this round. A close one.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Lobov. Overall, 38-38.
Round 5: They hug before the round starts. Knight coming out with fast hands, Lobov shelling up, both remain in the center of the ring. Knight lands a punch and Lobov drops to his knees, it looks like there’s something wrong with his eye. He can’t get up and the referee has to wave it off. That’s a TKO win for Knight.
Official result: Jason Knight def. Artem Lobov via KO at 0:29 of round five