Artem Lobov

Artem Lobov (Russian: Артём Лобов; born August 11, 1986) is a Russian professional mixed martial artist and boxer based in Ireland, who previously competed in the Featherweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and who has most recently competed in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. A professional since 2010, Lobov was also a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber, he has competed for the ACB, Ultimate Fighting Championship as well as the British promotions Cage Warriors and Cage Contender. Fighting out of Dublin, he is a member of SBG Ireland.

Artem Lobov
Born (1986-08-11) August 11, 1986 (age 34)
Gorky, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
(now Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
Other namesThe Russian Hammer[1]
ResidenceDublin, Ireland
NationalityRussian
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight146 lb (66 kg; 10 st 6 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight (145 lbs)
Lightweight (155 lbs)
Welterweight(170 lbs)
Reach65 in (165 cm)[2]
StanceSouthpaw
TeamSBG Ireland
TrainerJohn Kavanagh: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
David Jones: Striking
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total30
Wins13
By knockout4
By submission2
By decision7
Losses15
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision12
Draws1
No contests1
Amateur record
Total4
Wins3
Losses1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Lobov made his professional MMA debut with European promotion Cage Warriors in November 2010. He lost his pro debut to Patrick Vickers via unanimous decision. Prior to his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter, he held a professional record of 11–10–1 with one no contest. A natural featherweight competitor, he also competed at lightweight and welterweight.[4]

Absolute Championship BerkutEdit

Lobov faced Chechen Rasul Shovhalov on January 31, 2015 at the ACB 13. He won the fight by submission in the second round. [5]

The Ultimate FighterEdit

To get into The Ultimate Fighter house, fighters must compete in preliminary fights to advance to the finals. 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.

In the round bouts he defeated Team USA's James Jenkins by TKO and repeated the outcome in the quarter-finals against Chris Gruetzemacher. In the semis he knocked out Julian Erosa of Team USA to advance to the finals where he would compete against Team Europe's Saul Rogers, a fellow SBG competitor who trains out of their Manchester branch. Due to visa issues Saul Rogers was removed from the finale and was replaced by Ryan Hall of Team USA.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Lobov faced Ryan Hall on December 11, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale.[6] Hall defeated Lobov by unanimous decision.[7]

Lobov next faced Alex White on February 6, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 82.[8] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[9]

After the defeat to White, Lobov was reportedly in negotiations with a regional promotion in Russia. He was given a lifeline when it was announced that Lobov would face UFC newcomer Chris Avila at UFC 202.[10] Lobov won the fight via unanimous decision.[11]

Lobov faced Teruto Ishihara on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 99.[12] He won the fight via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, and 29–28).[13]

Lobov faced Cub Swanson on April 22, 2017 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 108.[14] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[15] Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night for their performances.[16]

Lobov faced Andre Fili on October 21, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 118.[17] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[18]

Lobov was initially scheduled to face Alex Caceres on April 7, 2018 at UFC 223,[19] but was removed from the card for his role in the Team SBG bus assault.[20]

Lobov was scheduled to face Zubaira Tukhugov on October 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 138.[21] However, it was reported that Tukhugov was removed from the fight due his role in the UFC 229 post-fight melee,[22] and he was replaced by Michael Johnson.[23] At weight-ins, Johnson weighed in at 147 pounds, one pound over the featherweight limit of 146 pounds. As a result, the fight proceeded at a catchweight bout and Johnson forfeited 20% of his purse to Lobov, which Lobov later returned.[24][25] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[26]

On January 29, 2019, it was reported that Lobov was released from UFC.[27]

Post-UFC careerEdit

On September 12, 2020, it was announced that Lobov had signed a one-fight contract with Arena Fight Championship. He 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.[28][29]

Bare knuckle boxingEdit

Shortly after his UFC release, it was announced that Lobov signed a three-fight contract with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), with a clause to be able to compete in MMA also.[30] He faced Jason Knight in the main event of Bare Knuckle FC 5 on April 6, 2019.[31] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[32]

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.[33] Malignaggi has history with Lobov's training partner, Conor McGregor, and the bout between Lobov and Malignaggi was billed to be a "grudge match" and took place at BKFC 6 on June 22, 2019.[34] Lobov won the fight via unanimous decision.[35] After a consensus strong opening two rounds for Malignaggi, Lobov utilized forward pressure and volume to win in rounds three through five, earning a 48–47 on all three judges scorecards.[36][37]

Lobov faced Jason Knight in a rematch headlining Bare Knuckle FC 9 on November 16, 2019.[38] Knight won by knockout in the fifth and final round.[39]

Championships & accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
30 matches 13 wins 15 losses
By knockout 4 1
By submission 2 2
By decision 7 12
Draws 1
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 13–15–1 (1) Michael Johnson Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith October 27, 2018 3 5:00 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Catchweight (147 lbs) bout; Johnson missed weight.
Loss 13–14–1 (1) Andre Fili Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till October 21, 2017 3 5:00 Gdańsk, Poland
Loss 13–13–1 (1) Cub Swanson Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov April 22, 2017 5 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 13–12–1 (1) Teruto Ishihara Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 November 19, 2016 3 5:00 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 12–12–1 (1) Chris Avila Decision (unanimous) UFC 202 August 20, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–12–1 (1) Alex White Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson February 6, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Featherweight.
Loss 11–11–1 (1) Ryan Hall Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale December 11, 2015 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter 22 lightweight tournament final.
Win 11–10–1 (1) Rasul Shovhalov Submission (armbar) ACB 13: Poland vs. Russia January 31, 2015 2 1:32 Płock, Poland
Draw 10–10–1 (1) Pawel Kielek Draw (majority) Fighters Arena 10 November 22, 2014 3 5:00 Łódź, Poland
Win 10–10 (1) Andrew Fisher TKO (punches) Cage Warriors 70 August 16, 2014 3 4:59 Dublin, Ireland Featherweight bout.
Loss 9–10 (1) Michael Doyle Decision (unanimous) Clan Wars 19 June 7, 2014 3 5:00 Belfast, Northern Ireland For the Clan Wars Lightweight Championship.
Loss 9–9 (1) Andre Winner Decision (unanimous) All or Nothing 6 May 3, 2014 3 5:00 Leeds, England All or Nothing Lightweight Tournament Final.
Win 9–8 (1) Ali Maclean Decision (split) All or Nothing 6 May 3, 2014 3 5:00 Leeds, England Return to Lightweight.
Loss 8–8 (1) Alex Enlund Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Warriors 65 March 1, 2014 1 2:24 Dublin, Ireland
Win 8–7 (1) Martin Svensson TKO (punches) Trophy MMA 3: New Year's Bash 2 December 28, 2013 2 3:51 Malmö, Sweden
Loss 7–7 (1) Christian Holley Decision (unanimous) OMMAC 19: Vendetta November 30, 2013 3 5:00 Liverpool, England
Win 7–6 (1) Kamil Gniadek Decision (unanimous) Immortals Fight Promotions 1 August 31, 2013 3 5:00 Aberdeen, Scotland Lightweight bout.
Win 6–6 (1) Andy Green TKO (elbows) Immortal Fighting Championship 8 June 8, 2013 1 N/A Letterkenny, Ireland
Win 5–6 (1) Alex Leite Decision (split) Cage Contender 17: Rooney vs. Philpott May 25, 2013 3 5:00 Newry, Northern Ireland
NC 4–6 (1) Artur Sowinski NC (overturned) Celtic Gladiator 5 September 22, 2012 3 5:00 Dublin, Ireland
Loss 4–6 Jay Furness Decision (unanimous) Cage Warriors Fight Night 7 September 1, 2012 3 5:00 Amman, Jordan Catchweight (165 lbs) bout.
Win 4–5 Shay Walsh TKO (punches) OMMAC 14: Bring the Pain July 28, 2012 3 0:22 Liverpool, England
Loss 3–5 Araik Margarian Decision (unanimous) Pancrase Fighting Championship 4 April 14, 2012 3 5:00 Marseilles, France
Win 3–4 Kamil Korycki Decision (unanimous) Cage Warriors: 46 May 28, 2012 3 5:00 Kiev, Ukraine
Loss 2–4 Saul Rogers Decision (split) Budo 3: Rogers vs. Lobov November 5, 2011 3 5:00 Bolton, England
Loss 2–3 Mike Wilkinson TKO (punches) Raw 1: Enter Colosseum September 11, 2011 2 3:52 Liverpool, England
Loss 2–2 Steve O'Keefe Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Warriors 43 July 9, 2011 3 1:24 London, England
Win 2–1 Uche Ihiekwe Submission (triangle choke) OMMAC 10: Step in the Arena June 4, 2011 3 1:07 Liverpool, England
Win 1–1 Dave Hill Decision (unanimous) Cage Warriors 41 April 24, 2011 3 5:00 London, England
Loss 0–1 Patrick Vickers Decision (unanimous) Cage Warriors 39: The Uprising November 27, 2010 3 5:00 Cork, Ireland
Source:[1]
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 3–1 Julian Erosa TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs Team Faber December 9, 2015 1 1:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 22 Semifinal.
Win 2–1 Chris Gruetzemacher KO (punches) November 25, 2015 2 3:15 TUF 22 Quarterfinal.
Win 1–1 James Jenkins TKO (punches) November 11, 2015 1 4:07 TUF 22 Elimination Round.
Loss 0–1 Mehdi Baghdad Decision (majority) September 9, 2015 2 5:00 TUF 22 preliminary round. Later returned as an alternate.
Source:[1]

Bare knuckle recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
3 matches 2 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 1
By decision 2 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2–1 Jason Knight TKO (corner stoppage) Bare Knuckle FC 9 November 16, 2019 5 0:27 Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Win 2–0 Paulie Malignaggi Decision (unanimous) Bare Knuckle FC 6 June 22, 2019 5 2:00 Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 1–0 Jason Knight Decision (unanimous) Bare Knuckle FC 5 April 6, 2019 5 2:00 Biloxi, Mississippi, United States

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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