Bare Knuckle FC returns on June 22, live on pay-per-view, with former boxing titleholder Paulie Malignaggi taking on former UFC fighter Artem Lobov in a bare knuckle grudge match from Florida.

The bad blood between Malignaggi and Lobov intensified a couple months back, when an altercation arose during a BKFC media event. As seen on video, the two got in each other’s faces which eventually led to Malignaggi spitting on Lobov, and nearly inciting a brawl.

“Magic Man” retired from professional boxing in 2017, and has since been focused on broadcast duties. “The Russian Hammer”, meanwhile, was released from the UFC in late January, racking up a 2-5 record with the company.

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A video showing the lead up to this gruesome matchup has been released for you all to watch below:

Bare Knuckle FC 6: The Road to Malignaggi vs. Lobov

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