Lobov and Knight are both former UFC fighters. This will be a main event rematch of their bare-knuckle boxing match in April that Lobov won by unanimous decision.
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Round 1: Knight comes out firing a jab and Lobov is looking to counter. Counter-right by Lobov scores, he’s keeping Knight off of him for now. Straight right by Knight backs Lobov up. Step-in uppercut from Lobov lands, then a left hand. Knight using good head movement to avoid Lobov’s power. 1-2 by Lobov, Knight answers with a left hook. Pace picks up in the last 20 seconds, Knight has Lobov backed up against the ropes. Late punch to the body by Lobov.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Knight.
Round 2: Lobov attacking the body now to start. Overhand right by Lobov. There’s some redness on Lobov’s face. Knight is making great use of his reach and Lobov is catching air right now. Right hand lands clean for Knight and Lobov drops to a knee. He says he’s fine and the referee resumes the action after a short count. Straight right by Knight scores. Lobov only able to land glancing counters this round.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Knight. Overall, 20-18 Knight.
Round 3: In-and-out work by Knight to start round three again. Lobov looking to be more aggressive, a right hand scores. Hard left hand lands for Lobov, but Knight connects with a straight right almost simultaneously. Knight getting the better of the exchanges. Lobov still chasing. He lands a couple of solid punches in the closing seconds.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Lobov. Overall, 29-28 Knight.
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