The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship received a further bump in it’s already surging popularity when two former UFC fighters, Jason Knight and Artem Lobov, engaged in a recent twitter spat and through dialogue alone, sealed the deal for a Bare Knuckle fight in early April. I caught up with ‘The Kid’ to talk about the upcoming battle with Lobov along with a number of other exciting things coming up in his sights.
UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till seems like an age ago. Over one month ago, the UFC headed to Liverpool, England to showcase a card of homegrown and international talent for a packed out Liverpool Echo Arena. With botched weight cuts, lackluster home-fighter performances and 5 round striking duels, some of the bouts on the lower spectrum of the card have since been long forgotten.
A fight that drew a lot of attention at the time, was a featherweight prospect clash between an out of form but game, Jason “The Kid” Kid Knight and European starlet Makwan “Mr Finland” Amirkhani. Both fighters were coming off a loss, so it was a chance for both the right those wrongs and make progress in the division. With pre-fight insults and weigh-in altercations aside, both fighters entered the cage on fight night with a point to prove.