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Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Jason Brilz

Main Card | Light Heavyweight · 205 lbs | MMA

Vladimir Matyushenko defeats Jason Brilz via KO/TKO at 0:20 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko
Mmaweekly large Jason "The Hitman" Brilz

Matyushenko
KO/TKO
Round 1

Vladimir Matyushenko Jason Brilz

"The Janitor" "The Hitman"

25-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   18-3-1
Climbed to 26-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 18-4
+105 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -130 (Slight Favorite)
By Belarus   Nationality   Us United States
El Segundo, California   Fighting out of   Omaha, Nebraska
40 years, 3 months, 5 days   Age at Fight   35 years, 9 months, 2 days
205.5 lbs (93.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs)
6'0" (184cm)   Height   5'11" (180cm)
74.0" (188cm)   Reach   71.5" (182cm)
VMAT   Gym   Elite Performance MMA
UFC 129
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields
  • Date: Saturday 04.30.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta
  • Venue: Rogers Centre
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 9 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Matyushenko Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Brilz Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Matyushenko vs. Brilz Wiki Update Wiki

"The Janitor" Vladimir Matyushenko, who almost a year earlier had bravely stepped up to face the surging Jon Jones at a time when no one else wanted to, was rewarded with a bout on the main card of the biggest live show in UFC history against Jason Brilz at UFC 129. Brilz, for his part, was returning from an 11 month layoff plagued by a back injury following a closely contested decision loss to Rogerio Nogueira, a fight many believed Brilz had won.


Matushenko, a 40 year old veteran of multiple organizations who first appeared at UFC 32 in 2001, made the most of biggest stage of his career. He cracked Brilz with a heavy right-left combination only seconds into the fight, sending Brilz crashing to the canvas. A quick follow-up of hammerfists from "The Janitor" sealed the deal as Brilz briefly went limp and referee Dan Miragliotta pulled Matyushenko away.


Brilz briefly contested the stoppage, unaware that he has gone out during the sequence, but was soon persuaded by the replays on the massive Rogers Center bigscreens. "Sometimes I do what a promise," Matyushenko joked. "I've been working on my striking skills a lot." The official end came at only 20 seconds.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:46 PM ET
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Matyushenko vs. Brilz Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1303  
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Brilz
55%
Matyushenko
45%

Matyushenko vs. Brilz Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

RT @NimaSafapour: RT @kountermove: Upcoming series following @StefanStruve as he prepares for his bout against Travis Browne....
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after
RT @MCHammer: MMA http://t.co/gwUEpBi
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RT @AquaErik: @vladthejanitor hell yeah, you and nog rematch would be sick!
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after
Who wants to see this rubber match??http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4u6a8_rogerio-minotouro-vs-vladimir-matyu_sport#from=embed&start=37
2 days
after
Not quite how I figured the night to go.....but failure makes success that much sweeter....thanks for all the... http://fb.me/10BtTd4Qm
2 days
after
Interviews after the fight. @UFC http://ow.ly/i/b2mm http://ow.ly/i/b2mp
1 day
after
A picture after the fight w @jasonbrilz http://ow.ly/i/b2lN
1 day
after
Getting hands wrapped before @UFC 129
23 hours
after
Photo with jon jones http://ow.ly/i/b17tK
23 hours
after
Pictures from @ufc 129 w lyota machida http://ow.ly/i/b17j
23 hours
after
Thank u @UFC , the fans, and @jasonbrilz . Jason is a great fighter. He will be back strong, & I will be cheering for him on his next fight
22 hours
after
Want to give a big thanks to all my sponsors that make this possible for me.....Tapout mouthguard, famous stars... http://fb.me/GuI1rM7K
26 minutes
before
Here is the link again for the #janitortips . Had a problem with the other link. http://tinyurl.com/janitortips2
2 days
before
RT @NimaSafapour: RT @KarynBryant: It's fight week, and you need more #janitortips from @vladthejanitor! http://tinyurl.com/janitortips2...
2 days
before
Here is what we have all been waiting for. The final winners of #janitortips . Congrats & Repect The Janitor! tinyurl.com/janitortips2
2 days
before
Great post by Mrs. Brilz: Just finishing UFC checklist: Anxiety (check), Headache (check), Nausea (check),... http://fb.me/TtfhtYAW
2 days
before
Just got done eating with Ryan Jensen and others! Earlier we took photo's and did 3D lazer imaging for UFC Action... http://fb.me/MkqI3Ypj
3 days
before
UFC 129 Fight Card: Vladimir Matyushenko vs Jason Brilz at a Glance http://fb.me/IUQCLqLL
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» Blog Archive » 10 Questions with Jason Brilz http://fb.me/Ysy9hTjv
4 days
before
Hear is a sneak peak to what my competition banner will look like at @UFC 129 . http://ow.ly/i/aLKU
5 days
before
Article today from @benfowlkesMMA for my fight at @ufc 129 http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/04/25/b/
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before
#janitortips Finalists winners will be announced during fight week. Who will it be?? @ufc 129 @JAKTAPPAREL
8 days
before
Stay on the look out today. The first set of #janitortips winners will be announced. Follow my twitter to get connected with the Utube clip
8 days
before
Next Saturday's fight in Toronto is expected to be the biggest and best fight in their history! 55,000 seats and... http://fb.me/10d28PFNm
8 days
before
UFC 129: Vladimir Matyushenko Plans to Keep it Standing With Jason Brilz http://fb.me/verrNqUq
8 days
before
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