Vladimir Matyushenko and Jason Brilz at UFC 129

Vladimir Matyushenko KO's Jason Brilz at UFC 129

Two fighters that have been recent victims of rising UFC light heavyweight stars are set to square off at UFC 133 in Philadelphia.

The UFC on Saturday posted on its website that Vladimir Matyushenko would square off with Alexander Gustafsson at the Aug. 6 event when the promotion returns to the City of Brotherly Love.

Matyushenko (26-5) is riding high on a 20-second knockout victory over Jason Brilz at UFC 129 in Toronto. The win over Brilz was his second-straight since suffering a TKO defeat to current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in August.

Gustafsson (11-1) is also riding a two-fight streak submitting James Te-Huna at UFC 127 and Cyrille Diabate at UFC 120. Gustaffson, like Matyushenko, fell victim to another young talent in the 205-pound division in Phil Davis prior to his latest back-to-back successes.

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is expected to headline UFC 133 in defense of his title against Chad Mendes.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Veteran heavyweight Josh Barnett notified of potential USADA violation

  • 24 days ago
  • 11 views

The UFC today announced that USADA has notified UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett of a potential anti-doping violation stemming from a Dec. 9 out-of-competition drug test.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC signs new partnership with Brazil sports and entertainment leader IMM

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC announced a multi-year partnership with Brazilian event operator IMM. IMM, a joint venture between Mubadala Development and WME|IMG, will oversee event operations for all UFC Brazil events beginn read news >>

Two changes to Phoenix fight card

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

Injuries have forced a pair of changes to the Jan. 15 UFC Fight Night card in Phoenix, the promotion announced today. read news >>

Cain Velasquez gives his side of the story on UFC 207 withdrawal

  • 23 days ago
  • 31 views

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez posted a statement on his official Facebook page to explain his side of the story on the cancelation of his rematch with fellow ex-champ Fabricio Werdum read news >>

Ronda Rousey Comments on Future in UFC

  • 20 days ago
  • 230 views

UFC fighter Ronda Rousey announced that she would take some time to contemplate her future in the sport after being knocked out by Amanda Nunes in 48 seconds at UFC 207. Rousey spoke about her pendin read news >>

Cerrone on fight vs. Masvidal, McGregor and WWE

  • 14 days ago
  • 8 views

The UFC officially announced Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s homecoming fight in Denver against Jorge Masvidal for Jan. 28, but the knockout specialist was too busy to schedule a press conference. read news >>

Amanda Nunes Earns Bonus for Finishing Ronda Rousey (UFC 207 Fighter Bonuses) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 36 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the fighter bonuses stemming from Friday's UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey pay-per-view following the event. read news >>

Amanda Nunes Urges Ronda Rousey to Retire After 48-Second Demolition at UFC 207

  • 21 days ago
  • 34 views

Amanda Nunes posted what could be a star-making performance at UFC 207 by beating the brakes off of Ronda Rousey in 48 seconds Friday night in Las Vegas. While the champ was gracious in victory and m read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson Announced for UFC 209

  • 8 days ago
  • 20 views

The UFC added another fight to the UFC 209 card, announcing Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have agreed in principle to fight on March 4. "It’s happening," UFC President Dana White said Thursda read news >>

Jimmie Rivera Says He's Not Fighting at UFC Phoenix, Despite Announced Replacement | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 17 views

Despite the UFC announcing a new opponent for Jimmie Rivera for the upcoming UFC Fight Night Phoenix, Rivera on Saturday said that he is not fighting. read news >>