Former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi talked all sorts of trash ahead of his bare knuckle boxing bout with former UFC fighter Artem Lobov on Saturday night, but in the ring he couldn’t back up his words with action.
Malignaggi, who had spat at Lobov during one presser and slapped him during another, struggled to make an impact against Lobov, getting the better of the second round with his best offense of the fight, but then finding himself coming off second best as the MMA fighter and training partner of Conor McGregor turned up the heat.
In the end that would be enough to swing the fight in Lobov’s favor to emerge with a unanimous decision victory (48-47 x3).
Check out all the results from last night’s Bare Knuckle FC 6 event, which also included wins for ex-UFC fighters Dakota Cochrane, Johnny Bedford, Julian Lane and Joey Beltran, plus a decision loss for Chris Leben.
Artem Lobov def. Paulie Malignaggi via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Dakota Cochrane def. Chris Leben via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
Johnny Bedford def. Reggie Barnett Jr. via unanimous decision (47-45, 47-45, 48-44)(Bedford wins BKFC and Police Gazette lightweight titles)
Julian Lane def. Tom Shoaff via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-45)
Joey Beltran def. Jamie Campbell via KO – Round 2, 1:50
Walber Barros vs. Joe Riggs, unanimous draw (47-47, 47-47, 47-47)
Abdiel Velazquez def. Travis Thompson via unanimous decision (49-46 48-47 50-45)
Jim Alers def. Elvin Brito via KO – Round 1, 0:45
Chris Boffil def. Jared Hayes via TKO – Round 3, 1:55
David Mundell def. Drew Lipton via KO – Round 1, 1:35