The growing feud between Paulie Malignaggi and Artem Lobov will come to a head next weekend at Bare Knuckle FC 6 from Tampa, Florida, as the two combat fighters lock horns in an entertaining brawl of bare fists.
While Conor McGregor is responsible for some of the beef with Malignaggi, it will be fellow Straight Blast Gym teammate and former UFC fighter Artem Lobov doing the bidding inside the ring against the former boxing champion. Maligaggi hasn’t fought since a knockout loss in 2017, but believes his hands will turn “Russian Hammer” into a nail at BKFC 6.
In preparation for the impending chaos, MacLife Productions has put together a ‘Road to Malignaggi vs. Lobov’ video preview (shown above) that is sure to get the blood boiling. It lends a hand in uncovering the rivalry between two strikers on the opposite ends of the combat spectrum.
Considering the hype surrounding this upcoming grudge match between “Magic Man” and Lobov it’s going to be easy for Bare Knuckle FC to bring in their best numbers yet in just over 12 months of existence. That’s one hell of a year when you think about it. The bare knuckle world is now getting a scrap between a former boxing world champion and UFC headliner. Not too shabby.
We’ll find out one way or another if the Maligaggi vs. Lobov main event will live up to its hype, but you better believe both guys are willing to go down swinging.