Artem Lobov is a former professional mixed martial artist who used to compete in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Born on August 11, 1986, Lobov is regarded as one of the finest Russian MMA fighters.
The Russian’s first professional Mixed Martial art bout was against Patrick Vickers which he lost in November 2010. Apart from the UFC, Lobov has competed in various other MMA promotions as well. Artem Lobov also has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
In this article, we will have a look at Artem Lobov’s Salary, Net Worth, Personal Information, Career details, Wife, Controversies, FAQs, etc
Artem Lobov’s Net Worth
Net Worth: Artem Lobov’s net worth is reported to be around $1.2 million. He has earned his net worth through endorsements, fighting in the UFC, and his firefighting job.
|Net Worth||$1.2 million|
|Born||August 11, 1986|
|Country of Origin||Russia|
|Source of Wealth||Professional MMA fighter, Bare-Knuckle Fighter, Endorsements|
The UFC Star has reportedly earned between $200,000- $500,000 through fights in his MMA career.
He joined Bare Knuckle boxing after leaving the UFC. In a statement, he said that he earns more than 90 percent of the UFC fighters. But the exact amount was not disclosed by the Russian.
The UFC fighter reportedly has a home in Russia but its details are not known.
Artem Lobov has since relocated to Dublin, Ireland. The former UFC star has a multi-room home in which he lives with his wife and son. No pictures or details of the home are available online.
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Artem Lobov’s Personal Information
The following is UFC Star, Artem Lobov’s info:
|Date of Birth||August 11, 1986|
|Place of Birth||Gorky, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Parents Name||Not known|
|Nickname||The Russian Hammer|
|Professional debut in||2010|
|Height||5’9″ (1.75 m)|
|Weight||66 kg (146 lb)|
|Competed in||Featherweight, Lightweight, and Heavyweight divisions|
|Known for||Profession Mixed Martial Artist|
Artem Lobov’s MMA Career
Debut and pre-UFC career: Artem Lobov made his MMA debut against Patrick Vickers on November 27, 2010. He lost his debut match on Cage Warriors 39: The Uprising by unanimous decision.
He continued fighting in the Lightweight division until 2015 for various promotions. In this time, he competed in Cage Warrior, OMMAC, Budo, Pancrase, Immortal, All or Nothing, etc. Other promotions. Lobov hence had an MMA record of 11-10 before joining the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship: Artem Lobov made his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale event on December 11, 2015. He lost to Ryan Hall by unanimous decision after 3 rounds on the night. After this, the Russian returned to the Featherweight division.
On November 19, 2016, Lobov beat Teruto Ishihara by unanimous decision. This would be the last victory in his MMA career. After this, he would go on to lose against his next three opponents.
Anton Lobov fought his final UFC match against Michael Johnson on October 27, 2018. The Russian would lose the fight after 3 rounds on Judge’s decision.
Following the fight, Anton Lobov announced his retirement from MMA and asked for his release from the UFC.
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Artem Lobov’s Bare Knuckle Boxing career
Artem Lobov made his debut at the Bare Knuckle FC 5 event. On April 6, 2019, the Russian beat Jason Knight in his first match. After this, the Russian would have 3 more fights in his Bare Knuckle Boxing career.
On July 24, 2021, Artem Lobov fought his final fight against Denys Berinchyk at Mahatch FC 6 in Ukraine. Lobov lost his match and announced his retirement soon after.
He retired from Bare Knuckle Boxing with a record of 2-2 in 4 official matches.
Artem Lobov’s Career Records (as of January 22′)
Mixed Martial Arts Record
- Matches = 28
- Wins = 13
Of which all are by Judges decision
- Losses = 15
Of which 8 are by knockout, 2 are by submission, and 5 are by Judges decision
Artem Lobov’s Accomplishments (as of January 22′)
The UFC fighter has won the following accolades in his career:
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
- Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Cub Swanson
Artem Lobov’s Wife
Nicole McQuillan: The MMA star is reportedly married to Nicole McQuillan. Not much is known about how or where he met her. The couple has been very personal and has not shared much details about their life.
As per sources, the couple is still together and has a son whose name is not known.
Artem Lobov’s controversies
The root of Khabib vs Conor fight: Khabib had insulted Conor McGregor by calling him a chicken. This didn’t go well with Artem Lobov who responded to Khabib Nurmagomedov in a harsh interview later. This resulted in Khabib and his team confronting and slapping Artem after a few days.
Artem Lobov didn’t hold back, called Conor McGregor who arrived with his friends and surrounded Khabib Nurmagomedov’s bus. The whole incident led to one of the biggest PPV fights in UFC’s history where Conor tapped out to Khabib.
Artem Lobov has remained quite professional throughout his MMA career, hence he does not have any big controversy to his name apart from this incident with Khabib.
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Artem Lobov’s Social Media
The MMA star is active on social media as well
His Twitter handle is: @RusHammerMMA (86k+ followers)
His Instagram handle is: @rushammer (499k+ followers)
Artem Lobov generally posts about his friends, training, firefighting job, and his UFC matches on social media.
Artem Lobov FAQs
He has a son, but the kids’ name is not known.
No, he has retired from MMA.
He made his UFC debut against Ryan Hall on December 11, 2015. He lost the bout.
The fighter lives in Dublin, Ireland.
As of January 2022, his record is 13-15.
Artem Lobov is married to Nicole McQuillan
Artem Lobov is also a bare-knuckle fighter and has other ventures.