Artem Lobov and Jason Knight Will Meet for the Second Time at BKFC 9

Artem Lobov, UFC Moncton media day
Artem Lobov Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

Bare Knuckle FC has booked a rematch of arguably its most successful fight ever, and Artem Lobov and Jason Knight will fight for the second time at BKFC 9.

Artem Lobov and Jason Knight are running it back. On Wednesday, none other than the ‘Russian Hammer’ himself confirmed that he’d face Jason Knight at BKFC 9. That scrap will be their second under the Bare Knuckle FC banner, and will take place November 16 from the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

The pair first met in April, fighting in a bloody, memorable war that really helped put BKFC on the map. Lobov would go on to beat Paulie Malignaggi, a rival of SBG Ireland teammate Conor McGregor, shortly thereafter.

Both fighters previously competed in the UFC, with Lobov appearing on The Ultimate Fighter when pal McGregor was coaching back in 2015. He ended his UFC tenure last year, while on a 3-fight losing streak.

Knight has not fought since the pair’s first meeting. Having been booked against Leonard Garcia for a fight in August, he was forced to withdraw due to injury.

Expect more bouts to be added to the BKFC 9 card soon. The company recently announced the signing of ex-UFC/Bellator MMA fighter Hector Lombard, but have not yet revealed his debut date.