Twitter reacts to Artem Lobov vs. Cub Swanson

Twitter reacts to Artem Lobov vs. Cub Swanson

Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis and more react to Artem Lobov vs. Cub Swanson.

By John Balfe - 23 Apr 2017

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Artem Lobov got what he asked for and in the 25 minutes he spent in the octagon with Cub Swanson in the main event of UFC Nashville, despite losing the unanimous decision on the scorecards, the SBG Ireland man knows he has what it takes to compete with the best that the UFC’s featherweight division has to offer.

Throughout  five rounds Lobov showcased his counter-striking game effectively, finding a lot of success  in the first round — winning that particular frame on two of the three scorecards. As the fight wore on Swanson’s durability was evident as he withstood Lobov’s barrage and answered in kind with a varied assault of his own.

In the end, Swanson was awarded the decision after 25 minutes of action but there’s little doubt that Lobov’s stock has risen following the gritty display in his maiden UFC main event.

Immediately after the bout the SBG Ireland man took to Twitter to congratulate Swanson on his victory and several of Lobov’s training partners also took to social media to congratulate their man on the efforts he showed in the cage.