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Vladimir Matyushenko’s Swan Song Ends In Defeat At Bellator 116

Vladimir Matyushenko retired after dropping a submission loss to Joey Beltran at Bellator 116. Mandatory Credit: Keith Mills/ Here’s how it went down at Bellator 116 between Joey Beltran and Vladimir Matyushenko: First round began on the feet with both men exchanging control of the cage. A few exchanges took place but nothing significant happened. Then Matyushenko managed...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: highlights of Vladimir Matyushenko

Vladimir Matyushenko fought his last bout in professional mixed martial arts this past Friday. The man known as “The Janitor” retired with a career record of 27-8. Matyushenko had his greatest success in IFC and IFL where he won the IFL light heavyweight title while going 12-1 combined in the two promotions. Matyushenko had two stints in UFC and both had mixed results. He fought...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss


Date: September 13, 2013 Location: Temecula, California Venue: Pechanga Resort & Casino Broadcast: Spike TV, 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...
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Bellator 99: M’Pumbu vs. Matyushenko

Bellator 99 When: September 13th, 2013 Where: Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California How: Spike TV (8PM ET/PT) Who: 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) Patricio...
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Former UFC Vet Vladimir Matyushenko Signs with Bellator

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...
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bellator Signs Vladimir Matyushenko

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 [...]
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Vladimir Matyushenko replaces injured Roger Hollett, faces Matt Hamill at UFC 152

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...
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Alexander Gustafsson Beats Vladimir Matyushenko By TKO at UFC 141

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. {flvremote}|375|281{/flvremote} Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.
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December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

UFC 141: Vladimir Matyushenko Vs. Alexander Gustafsson

UFC 141: Vladimir Matyushenko Vs. Alexander Gustafsson
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December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

UFC 141: Matyushenko vs. 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...
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December 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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