UFC veterans Artem Lobov and Jason Knight faced off in the main event of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 5 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi on Saturday, April 6.
There was plenty of excitement leading up to the 145-pound scrap, and the two men put on a war.
Lobov and Knight went the distance in an epic five-round war that ended with Lobov coming away with a unanimous decision victory in the blood bath.
The two men went toe-to-toe and were throwing haymakers for the entirety of the five rounds, each man scoring knockdowns and willing to engage in thrilling exchanges.
If you missed out on the action, we have you covered.
Some of the best highlights from Saturday night’s Lobov vs. Knight scrap at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 5 can be seen below.
With his win, Lobov has set up a headlining bout against former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi on June 22, according to BKFC president David Feldman.
In the co-main event, Chris Leben scored a first-round knockout over Justin Baesman in less than thirty seconds, while fellow UFC veterans Isaac Vallie-Flagg and Johnny Bedford also scored stoppage victories.
The full results from Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 5 can be seen below.
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 5 Results
- Artem Lobov def. Jason Knight via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-46).
- Chris Leben def. Justin Baesman via KO – Round 1, 0:25
- Christine Ferea def. Britain Hart via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) — Round 2, 1:09 (Ferea wins American women’s featherweight title)
- Chase Sherman vs. Sam Shewmaker, split draw (50-45, 47-48, 48-48)
- Reggie Barnett def. Rusty Crowder in a lightweight tournament semifinal via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)
- Isaac Vallie-Flagg def. Randy Hederick via TKO — Round 3, 1:22
- Johnny Bedford def. Abdiel Velasquez in a lightweight tournament semifinal via KO —Round 4, 0:15
- Harris Stephenson def. Khalib Harris via split decision (50-47, 47-48, 49-46)
- Sheena Starr def. Ivana Coleman via KO —Round 2, 0:37
- Bobo O’Bannon def. Troy Beets via TKO — Round 4