Bitter rivals Paulie Malignaggi and Artem Lobov will finally settle their beef tonight in the headliner of BKFC 6 in Tampa Bay.
The ten-bout fight card will be available on pay-per-view on all major cable and satellite providers, as well as on all streaming devices and FITE.tv, at a price of $39.99USD.
The former boxing champion, Paulie Malignaggi, will compete for the first time in over two years when he makes his debut at BKFC 6 this evening.
In his most recent effort, ‘The Magic Man’ suffered an eighth round knockout loss to Sam Eggington in a bout for the WBC international welterweight title.
Prior to his loss to Eggington, Malignaggi had put together a three-fight winning streak which included decision victories over Laszlo Fazekas, Antonio Moscatiello and Gabriel Bracero.
Meanwhile, Artem Lobov enters BKFC 6 on the heels of a unanimous decision victory over fellow UFC veteran Jason Knight in his promotional debut this past April.
The victory snapped a three-fight losing skid for ‘The Russian Hammer’, as Lobov had previously suffered decision setbacks to Cub Swanson, Andre Fili and Michael Johnson respectively.
As expected, the bad blood boiled over at yesterday’s BKFC 6 weigh ins when members of Team Paulie Malignaggi got into a scuffle with Artem Lobov (watch that here).
Tonight’s event features a slew of former UFC veterans including Chris Leben, Joey Beltran, Johnny Bedford, Julian Lane and Jim Alers.
Get all of tonight’s BKFC 6 results below (event starts at 9pm EST):
Artem Lobov def. Paulie Malignaggi via unanimous decision (48-47 x3)
Dakota Cochrane def. Chris Leben via unanimous decision (49-46 x2, 48-47)
Johnny Bedford def. Reginald Barnett Jr via unanimous decision (47-45 x2, 48-44)
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Julian Lane def. Tom Shoaff via unanimous decision (49-45 x3)
Joey Beltran def. Jamie Campbell via TKO at 1:50 of Round 2
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Abdiel Velazquez def. Travis Thompson via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 50-45)
Joe Riggs vs. Walber Tete Barros ends in a draw (47-47 x3)
Jim Alers def. Elvin Leon Brito via KO (uppercut) at :45 of Round 1
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) June 23, 2019
David Mundell def. Drew Lipton via TKO at 1:35 of Round 1
Who are you picking to win tonight’s highly anticipated BKFC 6 grudge match between Paulie Malignaggi and Artem Lobov? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!
This article first appeared on BJPENN.com June 22, 2019