Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | MMA
Steve O'Keefe defeats Artem Lobov via Submission at 1:24 of Round 3
|3-1-0||Pro Record At Fight||3-1-0|
|Climbed to 4-1||Record After Fight||Fell to 3-2|
|England||Fighting out of||Dublin, Ireland|
|Age at Fight||24 years, 10 months|
|145.4 lbs (66.0 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||145.4 lbs (66.0 kgs)|
|5'7" (171cm)||Height||5'9" (175cm)|
|Revolution Martial Arts||Gym||Straight Blast Gym Ireland|
- Bout Information
- Event: Cage Warriors 43
- Date: Saturday 07.09.2011 at 12:00 PM ET
- Referee: Neil Hall
- Venue: HMV Forum
- Enclosure: Cage
- Location: Kentish Town, Northern London, England
- Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 8 of 13)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
- TV Commentary:
- Post-Fight Interviewer:
- Lobov Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- O'Keefe Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
Lobov vs. O'Keefe Wiki Update Wiki
Lobov and O'Keefe kicked off the fourth bout of the evening in a featherweight battle.
O'Keefe dove in for a single leg takedown immediately, looking to work from Lobov's half guard. Lobov exploded into an omaplata attempt, but O'Keefe escaped and wound up on the bottom, where he attacked with an inverted triangle. Lobov escaped the choke and moved into North/South position. O'Keefe went for another triangle, but Lobov escaped and moved to side control. O'Keefe rolled Lobov and ended up on top in side control. After O'Keefe landed an elbow strike to the back of the head, referee Neil Hall halted the action and took a point from him. Lobov managed to roll to his feet, but O'Keefe attacked with another successful single leg takedown.
O'Keefe came out with some wild kicks to start the second, which Lobov dodged before landing some punches of his own. Lobov hurt O'Keefe with a hard left hook to the body, prompting a desperate takedown attempt that Lobov defended. Lobov worked ground and pound against the cage before O'Keefe managed to reclaim full guard. After the action restarted on the feet, Lobov continued to attack with hard shots to the body and legs. Lobov again hurt O'Keefe and defended another telegraphed takedown attempt. Lobov swiveled to the back, got his hooks in, and searched for a rear naked choke as the round came to a close.
The fighters came out striking in the third, with Lobov again landing hard shots to the body. O'Keefe landed a hard shot of his own and dropped Lobos against the cage before taking the back and searching for his own rear naked choke, which eventually put Lobov to sleep.
The official end came 1:24 into the third round, giving O'Keefe the submission victory.