Artem Lobov is an impressive Russian fighter who is undoubtedly one of the best in the mixed martial arts (MMA). After he registered as a professional in 2010, he took part in numerous commendable fights. In 2015, Artem Lobov reached a milestone in his career as a member of the SBG Ireland selection, when he was cast as one of the eight fighters who were to compete against eight other fighters from Faber’s team in the TV series “The Ultimate Fighter” under the guidance of McGregor: Team McGregor versus Team Faber.” Artem will compete in the featherweight division of the UFC.
Artem Lobov’s Bio
Artem Lobov was born on August 11, 1986, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. He started his professional career as an MMA fighter in November 2010 with a promotional fight opportunity called “Cage Warriors”. In his debut fight against Patrick Vickers, however, he did not emerge as the winner. He actually lost by a unanimous decision. Prior to this appearance, Lobov held the record of 10/11/01 without competition, as he had fought either as a welterweight or heavyweight fighter. On January 31, he won his fight against the Chechen Rashul Shovhalov in the second round of ACB 13; and he did so by submission.
As with the rules for participation in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), the fighters were expected to win in the preliminary rounds in order to get a ticket to the final round. Although Artem Lobov had to concede a defeat to Mehdi Baghdad in the preliminary rounds, Conor McGregor, a professional MMA fighter and coach, fortunately for him, brought him back as his choice, because as after the preliminary rounds, the coaches had the freedom to bring back one of their fighters who lost a fight. Artem impressed the audience during his second chance in the preliminaries when he defeated James Jenkins from Team USA by “Total Knock Out” (TKO). Interestingly, he was able to do the same in the quarter-finals against Chris Gruetzemacher.
To make it to the semi-finals, he successfully knocked out Team USA’s fighter Julian Erosa by a knockout. On his way to the final, he was to face Saul Rodgers from Team Europe, who happened to be an acquaintance of his, a colleague of SBG, who normally trained in the same Manchester branch as Artem Lobov. Unfortunately for Saul Rodgers, he was replaced in the finals by Team USA’s Ryan Hall due to the visa problems he encountered. By a unanimous decision, Artem Lobov lost the fight against “Ryan Hall”, which was set for the final of Ultimate Fighter 22 on December 11, 2015.
On February 6, 2016, his next fight took place, but just like the fight before, he lost to Alex White at UFC Night 82 by unanimous decision. After this defeat, he entered into negotiations with a regional Russian fighter promotion agency and was given a lifeline to save his career. Thus it was announced that he would fight against Chris Avila, a newcomer to the UFC, at UFC 202.
The fight was won by Artem Lobov when he was declared the winner by a unanimous decision. His next fight was against Teruto Ishihara at the UFC Fight Night 99 on November 19, 2016. He also fought well to win Teruto by a unanimous decision.
On April 22, 2017, Artem was billed for the duel with Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 108. Although he lost the fight, both were subsequently awarded the Prize of the Night due to the couple’s outstanding performance. He would also lose his next fight, which was scheduled for October 21, 2017, against Andre Fili. He lost by a unanimous decision.
His next fight against Alex Caceres on April 7th was not to take place as he was disqualified for his involvement in an attack on a bus full of fighters in Barclays. Nevertheless, his next fight against another opponent, Zubaira Tukhugov, was postponed at the UFC Night 138 on October 27, 2018.
Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
When it comes to the UFC, fighters are usually divided into different divisions or categories, usually based on weight. And these divisions can fall into the following categories, among others Bantamweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Featherweight, and others. Although height is not a real measure for categorization, it still helps fighters to be tall enough if they hope to be very successful in the UFC.
Artem Lobov falls into the featherweight category with a weight of 66 kg (145 lbs), a range of 165 cm (65 inches), coupled with a height of 1.75 m (5 feet 9 inches).