The highly anticipated bare knuckle rematch between Artem Lobov and Jason Knight was formally announced last Saturday at a press conference in Tampa, Fla. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) will showcase Lobov vs. Knight II as the main event of BKFC 9 on Saturday, November 16 live on pay-per-view from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss.
“BKFC 9” will be broadcast across the United States and Canada, exclusively on pay-per-view through MultiVision Media, Inc., on all major television distribution outlets for $29.99. It will also be available to BKFC’s international broadcast partners worldwide and via stream to all in-home and out-of-home connected devices through FITE.
Tickets for the live event are on sale now at www.bareknuckle.tv or the Mississippi Coast Coliseum box office.
Lobov and Knight first squared off at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in April in the headlining event of BKFC 5. In a fight that saw both men hit the mat, Lobov won a narrow unanimous decision, separated by just a single point on two judges’ scorecards. Watch the action via the BKFC YouTube Page.
Here is what both fighters had to say last Saturday:
“We’re going to make the second fight even better than the first. The reason we’re doing a rematch so soon is because Jason earned my respect like no fighter has before.
“I promised him a rematch and we said why wait until we’re old and not capable of putting on a show like that? Let’s do it while we’re in our prime and still hungry. No need to wait, let’s do it again.
“The second fight is going to be even more exciting. We have a lot to live up to, but we’re ready.”
“I wouldn’t do anything different than I did in the first fight. We’re probably going to fight even harder this time. I might keep my hands up a little bit more, but we’re going to get down again.
“I can promise you that it’s going to be a fight you don’t want to miss. If you missed the first one, you definitely won’t want to miss this one.”
DAVID FELDMAN, BKFC Founder & President
“The first fight was one of the best in combat sports history. They do not take a backward step in that ring and that’s exactly what you can expect on November 16.
“These two guys are warriors. They exemplify what it takes to be a combat sports fighter. If you’re a combat sports fan, you’re going to have a smile on your face from the beginning of this fight until the end.”