11 August 1986
Gorky, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
(now Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
|Other names||The Russian Hammer|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
Featherweight (135–145 Ib) |
Lightweight (145–155 Ib)
Welterweight (155–170 Ib)
|Reach||65 in (165 cm)|
John Kavanagh: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
Owen Roddy: Striking
|Rank||Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Artem Lobov (Russian: Артём Лобов; born August 11, 1986) is a Russian professional mixed martial artist competing in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2010, he was a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber, and has also competed for the ACB, as well as the British promotions Cage Warriors and Cage Contender. Fighting out of Dublin, he is a member of SBG Ireland.
Mixed martial arts career
Lobov made his professional MMA debut with European promotion Cage Warriors in November 2010. He lost his pro debut to Patrick Vickers via unanimous decision. Prior to his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter, he held a professional record of 11–10–1 with one no contest. A natural featherweight competitor, he also competed at lightweight and welterweight.
Absolute Championship Berkut
The Ultimate Fighter
To get into The Ultimate Fighter house, fighters must compete in preliminary fights to advance to the finals. Lobov lost his preliminary bout to Mehdi Baghdad, however coach and teammate Conor McGregor brought him back into the fight as each coach was allowed bring back one additional fighter who lost in the prelims.
In the round bouts he defeated Team USA's James Jenkins by TKO and repeated the outcome in the quarter-finals against Chris Gruetzemacher. In the semis he knocked out Julian Erosa of Team USA to advance to the finals where he would compete against Team Europe's Saul Rodgers, a fellow SBG competitor who trains out of their Manchester branch. Due to visa issues Saul Rogers was removed from the finale and was replaced by Ryan Hall of Team USA.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
After the defeat to White, Lobov was reportedly in negotiations with a regional promotion in Russia. He was given a lifeline when it was announced that Lobov would face UFC newcomer Chris Avila at UFC 202. Lobov won the fight via unanimous decision.
Lobov faced Cub Swanson on April 22, 2017 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 108. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night for their performances.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|30 matches||14 wins||14 losses|
|Loss||14–14–1 (1)||Andre Fili||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till||October 21, 2017||3||5:00||Gdansk, Poland|
|Loss||14–13–1 (1)||Cub Swanson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov||April 22, 2017||5||5:00||Nashville, Tennessee, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||14–12–1 (1)||Teruto Ishihara||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2||November 19, 2016||3||5:00||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Win||13–12–1 (1)||Chris Avila||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 202||August 20, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||12–12–1 (1)||Alex White||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson||February 6, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Return to Featherweight.|
|Loss||12–11–1 (1)||Ryan Hall||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale||December 11, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Lost The Ultimate Fighter 22 Lightweight tournament.|
|Win||12–10–1 (1)||Rasul Shovhalov||Submission (armbar)||ACB 13: Poland vs. Russia||January 31, 2015||2||1:32||Płock, Poland|
|Draw||11–10–1 (1)||Pawel Kielek||Draw (majority)||Fighters Arena 10||November 22, 2014||3||5:00||Łódź, Poland|
|Win||11–10 (1)||Andrew Fisher||TKO (punches)||Cage Warriors 70||August 16, 2014||3||4:59||Dublin, Ireland||Featherweight bout.|
|Loss||10–10 (1)||Michael Doyle||Decision (unanimous)||Clan Wars 19||June 7, 2014||3||5:00||Belfast, Northern Ireland||For the Clan Wars Lightweight Championship.|
|Loss||10–9 (1)||Andre Winner||Decision (unanimous)||All or Nothing 6||May 3, 2014||3||5:00||Leeds, England||All or Nothing Lightweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||10–8 (1)||Ali Maclean||Decision (split)||All or Nothing 6||May 3, 2014||3||5:00||Leeds, England||Return to Lightweight. All or Nothing Lightweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Loss||9–8 (1)||Alex Enlund||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Warriors 65||March 1, 2014||1||2:24||Dublin, Ireland|
|Win||9–7 (1)||Martin Svensson||TKO (punches)||Trophy MMA 3: New Year's Bash 2||December 28, 2013||2||3:51||Malmö, Sweden|
|Loss||8–7 (1)||Christian Holley||Decision (unanimous)||OMMAC 19: Vendetta||November 30, 2013||3||5:00||Liverpool, England|
|Win||8–6 (1)||Kamil Gniadek||Decision (unanimous)||Immortals Fight Promotions 1||August 31, 2013||3||5:00||Aberdeen, Scotland||Lightweight bout.|
|Win||7–6 (1)||Andy Green||TKO (elbows)||Immortal Fighting Championship 8||June 8, 2013||1||??||Letterkenny, Ireland|
|Win||6–6 (1)||Alex Leite||Decision (split)||Cage Contender 17: Rooney vs. Philpott||May 25, 2013||3||5:00||Newry, Northern Ireland|
|NC||5–6 (1)||Artur Sowinski||NC (overturned)||Celtic Gladiator 5||September 22, 2012||3||5:00||Dublin, Ireland|
|Loss||5–6||Jay Furness||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Warriors Fight Night 7||September 1, 2012||3||5:00||Amman, Jordan||Catchweight (165 lbs) bout.|
|Win||5–5||Shay Walsh||TKO (punches)||OMMAC 14: Bring the Pain||July 28, 2012||3||0:22||Liverpool, England|
|Loss||4–5||Araik Margarian||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase Fighting Championship 4||April 14, 2012||3||5:00||Marseilles, France|
|Win||4–4||Kamil Korycki||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Warriors: 46||May 28, 2012||3||5:00||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Loss||3–4||Saul Rogers||Decision (split)||Budo 3: Rogers vs. Lobov||November 5, 2011||3||5:00||Bolton, England|
|Loss||3–3||Mike Wilkinson||TKO (punches)||Raw 1: Enter Colosseum||September 11, 2011||2||3:52||Liverpool, England|
|Loss||3–2||Steve O'Keefe||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Warriors 43||July 9, 2011||3||1:24||London, England|
|Win||3–1||Uche Ihiekwe||Submission (triangle choke)||OMMAC 10: Step in the Arena||June 4, 2011||3||1:07||Liverpool, England|
|Win||2–1||Dave Hill||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Warriors 41||April 24, 2011||3||5:00||London, England|
|Loss||1–1||Patrick Vickers||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Warriors 39: The Uprising||November 27, 2010||3||5:00||Cork, Ireland|
|Win||1–0||Ian Turner||Submission||Cage Contender||November 12, 2010||2||2:31||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Professional record breakdown|
|4 matches||3 wins||1 loss|
|Win||3–1||Julian Erosa||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs Team Faber||December 9, 2015||1||1:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 22 Semifinal.|
|Win||2–1||Chris Gruetzmacher||KO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs Team Faber||November 25, 2015||2||3:15||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 22 Quarterfinal.|
|Win||1–1||James Jenkins||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs Team Faber||November 11, 2015||1||4:07||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 22 Elimination Round.|
|Loss||0–1||Mehdi Baghdad||Decision (majority)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs Team Faber||September 9, 2015||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Eliminated from the TUF 22 tournament but brought back by coach Conor McGregor.|
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