After a heated buildup to the fight, Artem Lobov bested Pauli Malignaggi in a 5 round decision at BKFC 6 Saturday Night in Tampa, Florida.
It was a close fight, with Artem pushing the pace and stalking Malignaggi for 5 rounds while Pauli fought off his jab and used his superior footwork to stay out of harms way for the majority of the rounds. At the end, the judges gave the Unanimous Decision to Lobov, now 2-0 in Bare-Knuckle Fighting after a 2-5 UFC run.
Lobov stated in the post-fight presser that his future plans will be based around one simple concept; Money.
“I’m a prize fighter. My success is defined by the size of my purses. I love the sport, this is good for my heart, I absolutely love it. But, I’d be lying if I didn’t say whoever f***king pays, I go.”