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Vladimir Matyushenko vs Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 141

Best80smovieRAD2011-09-25 05:16:11 +0000 #1
good fight to have for excitement on the main card since you know Fitch is going to ride out a decision for 3 rounds

bloody elbow

The UFC tried to match these two men up earlier this year, but an injury got in the way. So, they're going to try again. Alexander Gustafsson is set to face off with Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC 141. UFC.com has it:

Two of the toughest contenders in the light-heavyweight division have verbally agreed to fight in Las Vegas December 30th as Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson will take on Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko.

The two were originally slated to meet at UFC 133 in Philadelphia last month, but a late injury sidelined Matyushenko. Instead, Gustafsson fought Matt Hamill, winning via TKO in the second round.

Gustafsson picked up the most impressive win of his career in that thrashing of Hamill, and cemented his place as a rising star in the 205-pound division. Matyushenko's last fight may been his most impressive as well, knocking out Jason Brilz in 21 seconds at UFC 129 in May. Matyushenko has won four out of his last five fights overall, with his only loss coming to current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Also scheduled for the card right now is a main event heavyweight battle between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem, and a welterweight matchup between Jon Fitch and Johny Hendricks.


greatjake2011-09-25 05:28:29 +0000 #2
good fight but i think the mauler wins
BulldogWrestler2011-09-25 05:22:26 +0000 #3
Great fight. I think it's a lot more evenly matched than people think, but that might be my bias towards Vladdy talking.
Onion2011-09-25 05:35:01 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by BulldogWrestler

Great fight. I think it's a lot more evenly matched than people think, but that might be my bias towards Vladdy talking.

No, it's not just your bias.

This fight really is a toss up. Vlady is a gritty veteran. This is a great test for The Mauler.
Tallica19812011-09-25 06:14:24 +0000 #5
I'm actually leaning towards the janitor on first impression. I think it's as bad of a style matchup for Gus as it gets.
Roundhouse2011-09-25 05:49:02 +0000 #6
I see this playing out like Hammel/Gustafsson.

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