Vladimir Matyushenko out of UFC 133 bout with Alexander GustafssonPosted on July 15, 2011, 03:14 AM by Anton Gurevich
According to official statement on UFC.com, Vladimir Matyushenko was forced to pull out of UFC 133 bout with "The Mauler" Alexander Gustafsson due to an injury. UFC 130 main eventer Matt Hamill will step in to replace "The Janitor":
"For the second time this week, an injury has knocked a light heavyweight off the UFC 133 fight card. Dana White announced today that Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled fight against Swede Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson.
Stepping in for The Janitor will be fellow wrestler Matt "The Hammer" Hamill, who last faced Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in the main event of UFC 130. Hamill and Gustafsson have verbally agreed to the August 6 matchup."
The fight between Hamill and Gustafsson will be aired LIVE on SpikeTV, alongside the Featherweight collision between Rani Yahya and the top contender Chad Mendes. All preliminary bouts, such as Nam Phan vs. Mike Brown and Dennis Hallman vs. Brian Ebersole will be aired on Facebook.