Artem Lobov predicts knockout win over Cub Swanson

Artem Lobov predicts knockout win over Cub Swanson.

On April 22, [in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee](https://www.bjpenn…

“CUB SWANSON, I’VE BEEN WATCHING HIM FOR MANY YEARS AND HE HAS A VERY GOOD STYLE,” LOBOV SAID ON THE MMA HOUR (VIA THEMACLIFE.COM). “HE LIKES TO STAND AND HE GOES FOR IT. WHEN I SAW HIS FIGHT AGAINST [DOO HO] CHOI, I THOUGHT ‘THAT WAS A GREAT FIGHT, I’D LOVE TO BE INVOLVED IN ONE OF THOSE’. AND REALISTICALLY, I THOUGHT THEY MIGHT GIVE ME CHOI. I DIDN’T ACTUALLY EXPECT TO GET CUB, EVEN THOUGH I WANTED HIM, I WASN’T SURE THEY WOULD GIVE HIM TO ME.

“IN THE END THEY DID,” LOBOV ADDED. “ALL I HAD TO DO WAS MESSAGE [UFC MATCHMAKER] SEAN SHELBY, AND I SAID ‘SEAN I KNOW YOU THINK THAT CUB WILL BEAT ME, BUT LET ME PROVE YOU WRONG’.”

“I KNOW I’VE BEEN SAYING THIS A LOT, THAT I’M GOING TO GET THE KNOCKOUT,” LOBOV CONTINUED, OFFERING UP A PREDICTION ON HOW THIS FIGHT WILL GO. “AND IT HASN’T HAPPENED, BUT AGAINST [TERUTO] ISHIHARA, I ALMOST GOT IT. I THINK AGAINST CUB, I GET IT DONE. HE COMES IN, HE’S VERY OPEN, HE THROWS WILD SHOTS. HE HAS NEVER, I PROMISE YOU, IN HIS LIFE FELT POWER LIKE I HAVE.”

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