Olympic silver medalist Denys Berinchyk stops Artem Lobov in bare-knuckle bout

Denys Berinchyk is lifted up in celebration after a win over Artem Lobov at a Mahatch FC event in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday | @Grabaka_Hitman, TwitterDenys Berinchyk has won an Olympic silver medal in boxing, is undefeated as a pro, and can now claim a victory in bare-knuckle boxing over a former UFC fighter. The Ukrainian star defeated Artem Lobov by TKO in the main event of a Mahatch FC event in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday. This was the first bare-knuckle bout for Berinchyk, while Lobov was competing in his fourth bare-knuckle bout after going 2-1 for the BKFC. The bout was officially called between the fourth and fifth round after Berinchyk closed round four with a flurry that prompted the ref to initiate the second standing 10-count of the fight for Lobov. Though Lobov answered the count, Berinchyk was soon after declared the winner before the start of round five. That's it. Denys Berinchyk stops Artem Lobov between rounds at the conclusion of R4 #MahatchFC pic.twitter.com/ikehcWtAmw— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) July 24, 2021 The story of the fight was Berinchyk’s speed and precision. After a mostly even first round, Berinchyk began to pull away, finding his range against Lobov and picking him apart with quick, accurate punches. Berinchyk’s clinch work was particularly impressive as he refused to allow the larger Lobov to bully him against the sandbags that comprise the Mahatch FC fighting area. Berinchyk turned it up in the third and fourth rounds, deftly getting in and out while scoring to the head and body. A stretch of unanswered Berinchyk punches caused the referee to initiate the first standing 10-count for Lobov in the third and by the middle of the fourth, a visibly tired Lobov was swinging at air while Berinchyk continued to piece him up. It's a dog fight between Artem and Berinchyk as expected but no surprise Denys is getting the better of these exchanges. Just got a standing 8 count in R3 after Artem was hurt bad to the body. #MahatchFC pic.twitter.com/nsJxQoqc7T— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) July 24, 2021 In the fourth round, Berinchyk maintained a furious pace and it wasn’t surprising when it was decided that a fifth round wouldn’t be needed. This is the second win of 2021 for Berincyhk (15-0 in boxing), who successfully defended his WBO International lightweight title with a TKO of Jose Sanchez in March. It was after that fight that Berinchyk called for a matchup with Lobov. For Lobov, this is his first fight since losing by corner stoppage to Jason Knight at BKFC 9 in November 2019. He was to compete in MMA at an Arena Fight Championship show in Paris last December, but that event was cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions. The Mahatch FC event is available for replay on FITE TV PPV.

Olympic silver medalist Denys Berinchyk stops Artem Lobov in bare-knuckle bout
Denys Berinchyk is lifted up in celebration after a win over Artem Lobov at a Mahatch FC event in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday | @Grabaka_Hitman, Twitter

Denys Berinchyk has won an Olympic silver medal in boxing, is undefeated as a pro, and can now claim a victory in bare-knuckle boxing over a former UFC fighter.

The Ukrainian star defeated Artem Lobov by TKO in the main event of a Mahatch FC event in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday. This was the first bare-knuckle bout for Berinchyk, while Lobov was competing in his fourth bare-knuckle bout after going 2-1 for the BKFC.

The bout was officially called between the fourth and fifth round after Berinchyk closed round four with a flurry that prompted the ref to initiate the second standing 10-count of the fight for Lobov. Though Lobov answered the count, Berinchyk was soon after declared the winner before the start of round five.

The story of the fight was Berinchyk’s speed and precision. After a mostly even first round, Berinchyk began to pull away, finding his range against Lobov and picking him apart with quick, accurate punches. Berinchyk’s clinch work was particularly impressive as he refused to allow the larger Lobov to bully him against the sandbags that comprise the Mahatch FC fighting area.

Berinchyk turned it up in the third and fourth rounds, deftly getting in and out while scoring to the head and body. A stretch of unanswered Berinchyk punches caused the referee to initiate the first standing 10-count for Lobov in the third and by the middle of the fourth, a visibly tired Lobov was swinging at air while Berinchyk continued to piece him up.

In the fourth round, Berinchyk maintained a furious pace and it wasn’t surprising when it was decided that a fifth round wouldn’t be needed.

This is the second win of 2021 for Berincyhk (15-0 in boxing), who successfully defended his WBO International lightweight title with a TKO of Jose Sanchez in March. It was after that fight that Berinchyk called for a matchup with Lobov.

For Lobov, this is his first fight since losing by corner stoppage to Jason Knight at BKFC 9 in November 2019. He was to compete in MMA at an Arena Fight Championship show in Paris last December, but that event was cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions.

The Mahatch FC event is available for replay on FITE TV PPV.

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Paige VanZant resilient in first statement after loss at BKFC 19: ‘Guess what b*tches? I’m still smiling’
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Paige VanZant didn’t get the result she wanted at BKFC 19 but that doesn’t mean she’s hiding from the loss after falling to Rachael Ostovich by unanimous decision on Friday night.

The former UFC fighter battled it out with Ostovich over five rounds but ultimately came up on the wrong end of a judges’ decision, which counted for her second consecutive loss since inking a deal to transition to bare-knuckle competition. As soon as the decision was read, VanZant bolted from the ring as she walked backstage obviously dejected by the result.

Now less than a day later, VanZant is resilient in the face of any criticism she’s facing for the loss while promising that this is just a speed bump on the road she’s traveling in her combat sports journey.

“Guess what b*tches???!! I’m still smiling!!!” VanZant wrote on Instagram along with some photos from after her fight. “My story is full of setbacks, road blocks and detours. But, it is also filled with major comebacks, peace in my soul and a grace that saved my life. I promise you this, I would endure this pain everyday of my life over the pain of regret.

“I am going to keep chasing my dream one step at a time. 99.9% of the people on Earth would not dare do what I do. This story will be even better than my first. And if you haven’t read my book before click the link in my bio. That is real pain. This is just a bad chapter. And to anyone out there struggling. Pain is only for a moment. The world may be dark and love to hate on you, but darkness does not drive out darkness only light can do that. So DO NOT STOP SHINING!!!!”

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A post shared by Paige VanZant (@paigevanzant)

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A slow start plagued VanZant in her debut against Britain Hart back in February but she had no nerves this time around. Unfortunately for her, Ostovich seemed more than ready for that strategy as she immediately began firing back with heavy shots of her own as the fighters slugged it out for all 10 minutes.

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VanZant is now 0-2 in BKFC after inking a four-fight deal with the promotion in free agency following the end of her previous contract with the UFC, but it appears she’s undeterred as she pushes forward with her career.

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