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A Likely Spot for Brilz vs Matyushenko at Germany’s UFC 122

Written on August 25, 2010 by Clive Wilson

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A new four-fight deal with the UFC in tow, Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko will warm the cage with Jason Brilz at UFF 122 on October.

Verbal agreements are reportedly being shared by both parties, and a final agreement on a fight between Matyushenko (24-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Brilz (18-3-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is closing in.

Unofficial schedule of the entire UFC 122 is anticipated to happen in November 13 at Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. The main card is not yet heading for the newsline, but Spike TV will surely broadcast the bouts in the same day they happen.

Recently beaten-down Brilz and Matyushenko are seeking a win in whatever upcoming fight they get into. The firefighter-slash-wrestling-coach Brilz faced Antonio Nogueira at UFC 114 on short notice. Although the latter scored a split-decision win, Brilz’s dominance reverberated out from the octagon to the whole venue hall. Matyushenko, on the other hand, just stuck a new deal with UFC. But his defeat to Jon Jones earlier this month at UFC on Versus 2 is still a disappointing reminder in his career. The former IFL champion re-entered the UFC last fall of 2009 after going absent from the organization for six years.

Watch out for updates on the UFC 122 in Germany.

(Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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Jones Knocks Out Matyushenko at UFC on Versus 2

Written on August 03, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Jones took down Matt Hamill in December with wild elbows on the ground. He did the same to Brandon Vera last March, and that's what Jones did to Vladimir Matyushenko last Sunday. Jones really found a winning formula and he's sticking with it.

It was a short Sunday night for Jon Jones, after crippling Vladimir Matyushenko with vicious elbow hit at UFC on Versus 2. Jones dismantled Matyunshenko just 1:52 after the opening period. The former swiftly moved into dominant position, tying up the latter’s arms into crucifix. It was referee Herb Dean that ended the barrage, after Jones hammered the defenseless Matyushenko with no less than 10 elbows. This move is indeed an excellent fighting strategy for Jon Jones.

“My goal is to become one of the best in the world, if not the best in my weight class,” Jones said. “Whoever the UFC decides to give me, I’ll be ready for it. I’ll train my butt off, and I just hope that Joe Silva and Dana [White] really kick it up with me and give me some really, really tough guys.”

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