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Charlie Ward's Conqueror Sets Target On Another SBG Athlete

Charlie Ward's Conqueror Sets Target On Another SBG Athlete

Galore Bofando secured a debut victory in the UFC on Sunday night with a bizarre knockout victory over Ireland's Charlie Ward.

The English welterweight slammed Ward into the canvas before dropping to the floor to finish him in the first round.

The 35-year-old's hugely impressive stoppage led to an entertaining post-fight interview. During which he revealed that he received the call to fight with the promotion while eating cheesecake at home. Bonfando admitted that he had almost given up training before he got the call.

His efforts failed to earn him a Performance of the Night bonus - both of which went to Santiago Ponzinibbio and Paul Felder. However, Bofando has now set his sights on securing a big-money bout with another of Conor McGregor's teammates:

We have to sit down and decide what's next. There was talk of Artem Lobov before at 155lbs which could be an interesting fight. I think I [can] beat him.

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Lobov has fought only at 145lbs in the UFC and this year picked up a Fight of the Night bonus for his five-round war with Cub Swanson.

The Russian's curt response on Twitter indicates he's up for the jump to lightweight.

Lobov is not expected to return to the Octagon until the later this year. He could feature on McGregor's undercard should the lightweight champion take on Khabib Nurmagomedov in Russia.

It's sure to be an interesting tussle if it happens.

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Cian Roche

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