Knight and Lobov faced each other in their Bare Knuckle FC debuts in June and fought a brutal and bloody battle, which resulted in a unanimous-decision win for Lobov in the BKFC 5 main event.
Now Knight wants to rematch his former UFC counterpart. As expected, Lobov is game.
“Retweet if you think me and @RusHammerMMA should run it back !!! I’m ready if you are !!!” Knight tweeted early Wednesday morning.
Lobov wasted no time with a response accepting the challenge for November in Boston. No date or event has been scheduled, but Lobov could be hinting at BKFC’s next destination.
“The Russian Hammer” is coming off a unanimous-decision win over former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi at BKFC 6 in a highly anticipated grudge match. Lobov was able to get the better end of the rivalry that stemmed from a bitter fallout between Malignaggi and Lobov’s good friend, Conor McGregor.
After losing to Lobov in an all-out war, Knight was scheduled to make his return in the main event of BKFC 7 vs. Leonard Garcia but was forced out due to a rib injury.
It appears he is ready to go now, and willing to relive the bloody horror with Lobov.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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