26 Facts About Artem Lobov


Artem Lobov is a Russian former professional mixed martial artist and bareknuckle boxer based in Ireland.


Artem Lobov previously competed in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and has most recently competed in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.


Artem Lobov has competed for the ACB, Ultimate Fighting Championship as well as the British promotions Cage Warriors and Cage Contender.


Artem Lobov made his professional MMA debut with European promotion Cage Warriors in November 2010.


Artem Lobov lost his pro debut to Patrick Vickers via unanimous decision.


Artem Lobov faced Chechen Rasul Shovhalov on January 31,2015, at the ACB 13.


Artem Lobov won the fight by submission in the second round.


Artem Lobov lost his preliminary bout to Mehdi Baghdad, however coach and teammate Conor McGregor brought him back into the fight as each coach was allowed bring back one additional fighter who lost in the prelims.


Artem Lobov faced Ryan Hall on December 11,2015, at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale.


Artem Lobov next faced Alex White on February 6,2016, at UFC Fight Night 82.


Artem Lobov was given a lifeline when it was announced that Lobov would face UFC newcomer Chris Avila at UFC 202.


Artem Lobov faced Teruto Ishihara on November 19,2016, at UFC Fight Night 99.


Artem Lobov won the fight via unanimous decision.


Artem Lobov faced Cub Swanson on April 22,2017, in the main event at UFC Fight Night 108.


Artem Lobov faced Andre Fili on October 21,2017, at UFC Fight Night 118.


Artem Lobov was initially scheduled to face Alex Caceres on April 7,2018, at UFC 223, but was removed from the card for his role in the Team SBG bus assault.


Artem Lobov was scheduled to face Zubaira Tukhugov on October 27,2018, at UFC Fight Night 138.


On January 29,2019, it was reported that Artem Lobov was released from UFC.


On September 12,2020, it was announced that Artem Lobov had signed a one-fight contract with Arena Fight Championship.


Artem Lobov was expected to make his promotional debut against Ylies Djiroun on December 12,2020, but the whole event was postponed due to multiple COVID-19 cases.


Shortly after his UFC release, it was announced that Artem Lobov signed a three-fight contract with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, with a clause to be able to compete in MMA.


Artem Lobov faced Jason Knight in the main event of Bare Knuckle FC 5 on April 6,2019.


Artem Lobov's next fight was against Paulie Malignaggi, with whom he had a physical altercation during the BKFC media day before his bout with Knight.


Artem Lobov faced Jason Knight in a rematch headlining Bare Knuckle FC 9 on November 16,2019.


Artem Lobov faced Ukrainian 2012 Olympic silver medalist and professional boxer Denys Berinchyk in a bare-knuckle match at Mahatch FC in Kyiv, Ukraine on July 24,2021.


Artem Lobov was knocked down in the third and fourth rounds and ultimately lost by TKO after failing to come out for the fifth round.