Bellator MMA 99 marked their return to their normal new Friday night time spot on Spike TV. The action went down in Temecula, CA from the Pechanga Resort and Casino. The televised card was made up of the opening round of the featherweight tournament and a featured fight between light heavyweights Vladimir Matyushenko and Houston Alexander. Which was won by Matyushenko in a semi-exciting...
A hand injury has forced former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Christian M’Pumbu off of the September 13th fight card. Originally scheduled to face long-time veteran Vladimir Matyushenko, “The Janitor” will now meet Houston Alexander live on Spike TV. The night will be headlined by a Featherweight Tournament Opening Round fight between Patricio Pitbull and Diego […]
Date: September 13, 2013 Location: Temecula, California Venue: Pechanga Resort & Casino Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Christian M’Pumbu Patricio Freire vs. Diego Nunes - featherweight tournament opening round Shahbulat Shamhalaev vs. Akop Stepanyan - featherweight tournament opening round Desmond Green vs. Fabricio Guerreiro - featherweight...
When: September 13th, 2013
Where: Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California
How: Spike TV (8PM ET/PT)
Andrew Fisher vs. Joe Taimanglo (featherweight tournament – opening round)
Desmond Green vs. Fabricio Guerreiro (featherweight tournament – opening round)
Shahbulat Shamhalaev vs. Akop Stepanyan (featherweight tournament – opening round)
Vladimir Matyushenko (pictured) and his trademark ivy cap will be taking their talents to Bellator MMA. The Viacom-backed mixed martial arts promotion announced Thursday they have signed the 42-year-old to its light heavyweight roster.
“Vladimir is a fighter I’ve watched for years. He’s an exciting fighter with an incredible wrestling background and a great pedigree in our...
At 42 years old, Vladimir Matyushenko has seen it all. From earning three submission victories in one night, to taking down opponents like Antônio “Little Nog” Nogueira, Travis Wiuff, Pedro Rizzo and Jason Lambert. Armed with one of the best wrestling backgrounds in the sport, “The Janitor” has signed with Bellator MMA, and will debut soon [...]
UFC officials announced today that newly-signed light heavyweight Roger Hollett has suffered an injury and Vladimir Matyushenko has been tabbed as his replacement. Matyushenko will now welcome Matt Hamill back to the UFC at September’s UFC 152 event.
Matyusheno hasn’t fought since a first-round technical knockout loss to Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 141 in December. Prior to...
During the second fight of the main event at UFC 141 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, Alexander Gustafsson beat Vladimir Matyushenko by TKO (punches) at 2:35 of the first round.
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UFC 141: Vladimir Matyushenko Vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Vladimir Matyushenko (26-5) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (12-1)
In a light heavyweight duel, "The Janitor" will try to turn back the clock and halt the momentum of the Swedish sensation Gustafsson.
Matyushenko, 40, is a UFC trailblazer and one of the oldest active fighters still under contract. The Belarusian bomber made his promotional debut at UFC 32 by defeating Yuki...