The UFC has made official a revised 11-fight lineup for UFC 122 “Marquardt vs. Okami,” as journeymen Vladimir Matyushenko and Alexandre “Cacareco” Ferreira (pictured left) will meet in a light heavyweight clash and undefeated welterweight Pascal Krauss will square off with fellow Octagon newcomer Mark Scanlon.

Matyushenko and Krauss were originally scheduled to square off against Jason Brilz and Kenny Robertson, respectively, but injuries forced the two fighters from the show. The event takes place at Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany on Nov. 13 and will be broadcast in the United States on Spike TV via same-day tape delay. The main event will feature a pivotal middleweight duel between former title challenger Nate Marquardt and the world-ranked Yushin Okami.

Matyushenko made his professional debut back in 1997, winning his first seven fights. The Belarusian fought Tito Ortiz at UFC 33 in 2001 for the light heavyweight championship, losing via unanimous decision. Much of the latter half of his career was spent in the now-defunct International Fight League, where he became the promotion’s 205-pound champ in 2007. Since rejoining the UFC, “The Janitor” has gone 2-1, losing to prospect Jon Jones at UFC Live 2 in August.

Ferreira is also a seasoned pro. The Chute Boxe Academy representative debuted in the old International Vale Tudo Championship promotion, losing to Tim Catalfo via disqualification (eye gouging). The Brazilian has fought all around the world, but UFC 122 will mark his first fight both within the promotion and on German soil. He is riding a seven-fight winning streak heading into his contest with Matyushenko and holds victories over Branden Lee Hinkle and Fabio Maldonado in that span.

Krauss will hold a home-field advantage in his upcoming matchup, as the undefeated German holds six of his nine career victories in his homeland. “Panzer” has finished every opponent he has faced, ending nearly all of the contests by submission. UFC 122 will be his promotional debut. Scanlon is another UFC newcomer who also sports an unbeaten record. Like Krauss, he has put away each of his opponents. In fact, only one of his foes has made it out of the first round.

Nate Marquardt vs. Yushin Okami
Alessio Sakara vs. Jorge Rivera
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Goran Reljic
Amir Sadollah vs. Peter Sobotta
Dennis Siver vs. Andre Winner
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alexandre Ferreira
Rob Kimmons vs. Kyle Noke
Karlos Vemola vs. Seth Petruzelli
Duane Ludwig vs. Nick Osipczak
Kris McCray vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha
Pascal Krauss vs. Mark Scanlon

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

Related News

WSOF 21 live video stream and official results (7:30 p.m. ET)

  • 27 days ago
  • 16 views

WSOF 21 takes place tonight with a championship doubleheader, and you can join us for a live stream and official results beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT).Filed under: News, Videos, WSOF read news >>

UFC Fight Night 68 live and official weigh-in results

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

NEW ORLEANS – UFC Fight Night 68 weigh-ins take place today, and you can join us for live text updates beginning at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT).Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Cannonier In for Injured Van Buren in Nashville

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

Following an injury suffered by TUF 19 finalist Matt Van Buren, the UFC debut of unbeaten light heavyweight Jonathan Wilson on August 8 in Nashville will now take place against Jared Cannonier. read news >>

Watch the UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson Weigh-In Live on Friday at 5 pm ET

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

Watch the UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson official weigh-in streaming live from New Orleans on Friday at 5 p.m. ET. read news >>

Andrew Todhunter in for Hector Urbina, meets Albert Tumenov at UFC 188 in Mexico

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

The injury to Hector Urbina has led to a big opportunity for unbeaten submission specialist Andrew Todhunter at next week’s UFC 188 in Mexico City. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Former UFC champ Rashad Evans aims for September return, wants Ryan Bader

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

Rashad Evans’ long injury layoff appears to have an end in sight. The ex-UFC light heavyweight champion, who tore his ACL in early 2014, said he’s targeting a return in September – and wants Ryan Bad read news >>

Location and Venue Official for UFC 191 Pay-Per-View

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

During Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight, the location and venue for the Sept. 5 UFC 191 pay-per-view event was officially announced. read news >>

Injury knocks Hector Urbina from fight with Albert Tumenov at UFC 188 in Mexico

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

Next week’s UFC 188 card in Mexico has taken a late hit to the lineup. Hector Urbina is out of his welterweight fight against Albert Tumenov with an injury.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

New 'UFC Lab' facility to be hub for athlete training, injury rehabilitation

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

While much of today's UFC press conference was centered around the new drug testing policies, there was another new program unveiled by the promotion. In addition to the dominating discussion over th read news >>

ONE Championship 28 set with Nastyukhin-Kawanago headliner, tourney bouts

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

The lineup is set for this month’s “ONE Championship 28: Dynasty of Champions” event in China.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News read news >>