Conor McGregor’s team mate fought in Nashville last night…

During one of the most unexpected main events of the year, unranked Artem Lobov headlined against Cub Swanson. Currently ranked in the top five, Swanson faced a lot of risk against ‘The Russian Hammer.’

Having the influence of McGregor behind him, and also a win over the prospect Teruto Ishihara, Lobov found himself in a lucrative position. Unfortunately for the SBG striker, it was not to be.

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Swanson Tops Lobov

Albeit an exciting five-round war, the fight was eventually easy to score. Swanson landed more powerful strikes on a more regular basis, essentially shutting out Lobov. For his efforts and courage, Lobov should be praised.

He was certainly taking a big step up in competition, but faced the challenge relaxed and surprisingly well prepared. All said and done, Lobov doesn’t really lose any stock after his Nashville decision loss.

According to his team mate Conor McGregor, ‘The Russian Hammer’ deserves big props:

McGregor on Instagram:

That was a great fight. Proud of my brother Artem! What a ride it’s been for the Russian Hammer. In a career filled with ups and downs he has never backed down from anything. Nothing but love and respect always my brother ❤

You can watch the highlights of Swanson and Lobov’s awesome bout below, courtesy of FOX:

UFC Fight Night 108 Results List

Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov — Swanson def. Lobov by unanimous decision (49-46 x2, 50-45)
Diego Sanchez vs. Al Iaquinta — Iaquinta def. Sanchez by KO (punch) at 1:38 of Round One
Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Ovince Saint Preux — St. Preux def. de Lima b submission (Von Flue choke) at 2:11 of Round Two
John Dodson vs. Eddie Wineland — Dodson def. Wineland by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Joe Lauzon vs. Stevie Ray — Ray def. Lauzon by majority decision (28-27, 29-27, 28-28)
Jake Ellenberger vs. Mike Perry — Perry def. Ellenberger by KO (elbow) at 1:05 of Round Two
Thales Leites vs. Sam Alvey — Leites def. Alvey by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Brandon Moreno vs. Dustin Ortiz — Moreno def. Ortiz by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:06 of Round Two
Scott Holtzman vs. Michael McBride — Holtzman def. McBride by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Jessica Penne vs. Danielle Taylor — Taylor def. Penne by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Cindy Dandois vs. Alexis Davis — Davis def. Dandois by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Bryan Barberena vs. Joe Proctor — Barberena def. Proctor by TKO (knees and punches) at 3:30 of Round One
Hector Sandoval vs. Matt Schnell — Sandoval def. Schnell by KO (punches) at 4:24 of Round One

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