It’s officially official. Artem Lobov vs Zubaira Tukhugov set for UFC 229

The UFC have made it officially official. We reported on the rumors that Artem Lobov would fight Zubaira Tukhugov at UFC 229 and the UFC Europe Twitter page made it a reality.

“Tukhugov is coming off of a two-year suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. Lobov is on a two-fight a losing streak to top competition.”

UFC 229 is becoming a grudge match between Russia and everyone. Khabib Nurmagomedov is fighting Conor McGregor and Derrick Lewis is taking on Alexander Volkov in the main and co-main events. Then, we have this newly announced fight between Artem and Tukhugov. The ladies are also getting in on that action as Lina Lansberg squares off against Russia’s Yana Kunitskaya.

This is a microcosm of what Rocky IV was about, but with no Cold War.