This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in the Polish port city of Gdansk with the compelling, 12-fight UFC fight Night 118. While the main card will feature names like Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Darren Till, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Jan Blachowicz it’s arguable that one of the most intriguing fights on the entire bill occurs on the undercard, where Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov is scheduled to battle Team Alpha Male staple Andre Fili.
Now a little less than a week out from fight night, Lobov is doing what he can to rattle his talented opponent’s cage. His latest jab at Fili occurred on Twitter, where he posted a picture of himself brandishing a firearm, and assured Fili is “fucked.”
See this picture of Lobov below.
Loaded weapon holding a weapon! Fili you are fucked! 👊🇮🇪🇷🇺 pic.twitter.com/eYsN4cexxt
— Artem Lobov (@RusHammerMMA) October 15, 2017
Since joining the UFC roster in 2015, Artem Lobov has gone 2-3, losing to Ryan Hall and Alex White, bouncing back with consecutive defeats of Chris Avila and Teruto Ishihara, and most recently coming up short in a memorable scrap with elite featherweight contender Cub Swanson. Lobov currently owns a 13-13-1 record overall – a mark that is far from indicative of his skill.
Fili, on the other hand, is 16-5 in sum. He last fought in July, when he came up short against Calvin Kattar. This decision loss to Kattar separated him from a short-notice win over Hacran Dias – perhaps the finest win over his career thus far. Fili is 4-4 in the Octagon, having alternated wins and losses since joining the promotion’s roster in October of 2013.
Who do you think wins this scrap between Artem Lobov and Andre Fili? Make your prediction for this potential UFC Gdansk Fight of the Night winner in the comments section!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/15/2017.