There will be blood: BKFC books Artem Lobov vs Jason Knight II

One of the most gruesome and bloody combat sports events of this year is now getting a sequel, as Artem Lobov and Jason Knight will collide once more

Bare Knuckle FC have booked a rematch of their perhaps most famous bout. The promotion recently announced a rematch between Artem Lobov and Jason Knight, set for BKFC 9 on November 19th. As of now no other fights have been announced by BKFC.


Lobov and Knight first met in the main event at BKFC 5 in what became an instant classic. The two fighters battled it out over five exciting, bloody rounds, with Lobov earning the decision win at the end. Since the first fight Knight has gone on to state that he believes he won the fight, asking for rematch. Now he’s gotten his wish.

“I’m excited man, I feel like, in the first fight, I feel like won, I won the first, fourth and fifth [rounds]. If you go back and watch the fight and look at who was ready to quit, it was definitely Artem Lobov,” Knight told “I’m excited to get back in there and not let it go to the judges. I plan on putting him to sleep. That is the only way this fight can end. One of us has to get our lights put on, and I plan on taking a nap before so it won’t be me.”

Knight’s battle with Lobov is his only bout in BKFC thus far. Lobov, on the other hand, went on to compete against former boxer Pauli Malignaggi in the main event at BKFC 6. Lobov won a close decision after an intense build up with Malignaggi.

Who wins the rematch: Lobov or Knight? 

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for