Jason Knight trusted noone about the rematch with Artem Lobov, and the result was positive.
Knight stole the show, busting up Lobov’s eye with solid punches en route to a fifth-round TKO in the headlining bout at Bare Knuckle FC 9.
“I stayed strategic. I knew exactly what I was supposed to do,” Knight said in his post-fight interview. “I was prepared. I was technically sound, and I was prepared for the fight the right way. I told myself the whole training camp that I’m going to fight the fight I’m supposed to fight.”
Knight connected with some good hooks, and one hard right seemed to briefly stagger Lobov.
Jason Knight stops Artem Lobov in the 5th round of the rematch.
Lobov went down after taking a punch to his left eye as it was completely shut after the fight. pic.twitter.com/60TelW22vC
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With the series between Knight and Lobov tied at 1-1 after two bouts, Knight said he’s prepared for a trilogy.
“Of course, if he wants it,” Knight said. “I love that guy. I respect that guy; he respects me. Anytime he gets in here and wants to do it a third time, I’m ready.”
Lobov, however, admitted to being emotional and wasn’t ready to commit to anything about his future.
“Of course, I have to go back now,” Lobov said. “The emotions are very low after a loss, especially a stoppage loss, so it (expletive) hurts double bad for me. You just have to take it and accept it and move forward. I’ll have to see what happens.”