Vladimir Matyushenko Injured, Matt Hamill Draws Roger Hollett at UFC 152… Again


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

Just as the UFC 152 media call ended, pumping up the main event fight between Jon Jones and Vitor Belfort, as well as the co-main event pitting Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson, UFC Canadian officials announced that the card took a hit.

Vladimir Matyushenko tore his Achilles tendon, taking him out of the fight with returning Ultimate Fighter season 3 product Matt Hamill.

The funny part of the whole thing, however, is that Hamill will now face the fighter he was originally slated to face at UFC 152, the debuting Roger Hollett.

Hamill (10-4) has been in retirement since losing to Alexander Gustafsson more than a year ago, at UFC 133. He was originally slated to return against Hollett at UFC 152, but the opponent was switched to Matyushenko when Hollett fell out of the fight a few weeks ago.

Now, with the injury to Matyushenko, it appears Hollett has had time to recover and will step back into the fight with Hamill.

Hollett (13-3), who fights out of Nova Scotia, gives the Toronto fight card a little more Canadian flavor.

Hollett is riding a five-fight winning streak, including a victory over John Hawk under the Bellator banner, so he doesn’t intend to make it an easy return bout for Hamill.

UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort takes place Sept. 22 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

view original article >>

Related News

  • a day ago
  • 57 views

Featuring two of the most hard-charging athletes in the sport, tonight's (Sat., July 26, 2014) UFC on FOX 12 main event between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown has the potential to be one of the best fights of the year. How can each rising knockout artist fight their way to a title shot in San Jose? Read our fight preview to find out! Tonight (Sat., July 26, 2014) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight sluggers Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown will go to war in the main event of UFC on FOX 1 more

  • 29 days ago
  • 36 views

Watch the video replay of the UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens post-fight press conference. The press conference took place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio following the event. more

  • 28 days ago
  • 61 views

A look at the UFC's big 4th of July weekend PPV, as Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey defend their respective titles in Las Vegas. Next week is DOUBLE FIGHT WEEK another multi-event weekend for the UFC, albeit on separate days. Before the TUF 19 Finale on Sunday, UFC 175 takes place and features two titles on the line. Chris Weidman defends his middleweight crown against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, while Ronda Rousey looks to make it 4-for-4 in UFC women's bantamweight title de more

  • 28 days ago
  • 261 views

The UFC always ups its game for Independence Day weekend. This year is no exception. Despite what seems these days to be the inevitable angel's share—injuries, drug test failures and the dilution of talent because of a new abundance of events—exacting its cut off the top, UFC 175 still looks and feels like a glamorous card. The whole thing goes down Saturday from that little MMA oasis in the desert, Las Vegas. Anchoring the event are two title fights: Chris Weidman defends his middleweight strap more

  • 27 days ago
  • 33 views

After losing his sixth straight title bid at UFC 169, Urijah Faber will look to start a new win streak against Alex Caceres at this Saturday night's (July 5, 2014) UFC 175 from Las Vegas. Does "Bruce Leeroy" have any chance of knocking off "The California Kid?" Read our fight preview to find out! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweights Urijah Faber and Alex Caceres will square off in the headlining preliminary card bout of UFC 175 this Saturday night (July 5, 2014), airing live on FOX more

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

On this week's edition of Shameless MMA, the guys talk with Jason "The Dragon" Lee and Joe Guerrero. Topics include a recap of some of the UFC Fight Night action, a look into UFC 175, and will we ever see Gina Carano and Holly Holm in the UFC? more

  • 26 days ago
  • 28 views

The UFC’s Fourth of July weekend fight card is always one of the biggest shows of the year, and this year, things are no different. Check out 75 pre-fight facts about Saturday’s UFC 175 pay-per-view event.Filed under: News, UFC more

  • 25 days ago
  • 36 views

After nearly sixteen months off battling a serious heart condition, Stefan Struve bucked the odds to return to the Octagon against Matt Mitrione at this weekend's (July 5, 2014) UFC 175 from Las Vegas. Will the massive "Skyscraper" return to tower over the inconsistent "Meathead?" Read our fight preview to find out! This Saturday night (July 5, 2014), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweights Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione will wage war on the main card of UFC 175, airing live at 10 p.m more

  • 25 days ago
  • 107 views

The UFC has added a female bout to the Fight Night card in Maine. Last seen in the Octagon in a title fight against bantamweight superstar Ronda Rousey in February, Sara McMann returns to action against UFC newcomer Lauren Murphy on Aug. 16, the promotion announced Thursday. McMann (7-1) looks to bounce back in the win column for the first time in her career after suffering a 66-second loss to Rousey at UFC 170. With a 1-1 record under the UFC banner, the Olympic silver medalist in wrestling hol more