In his UFC Fight Night 108 main event opposite Cub Swanson,SBG Ireland’s Artem Lobov has booked the biggest fight of his career thus far. Both fighters come into the bout with their UFC stock having never been higher. Swanson’s last outing in the octagon resulted in a 2016 Fight of the Year candidate victory over South Korean prospect Doo Ho Choi, while Lobov delivered the most clinical performance of his UFC tenure when he shut down Teruto Ishihara throughout three rounds at UFC Belfast last November.
A win over the highly ranked Swanson would propel Lobov up the divisional rankings at 145-pounds but, perhaps more importantly, ‘The Russian Hammer’ has found himself exactly the type of fight in which he thrives — an ultra-aggressive, walk forward and swing type of contest.
Lobov will appear on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour at 8.10pm GMT (3.10pm ET) to discuss his thoughts on the Swanson bout and his future in the UFC’s featherweight fold.
You can watch the show from 6pm GMT above or at this link.
Also appearing on today’s show will be Tom Lawlor, Marloes Coenen, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Johny Hendricks, Derek Lewis, former NFL player Greg Hardy and Holly Holm.