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Vladimir Matyushenko

Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko

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  • Given Name: Vladimir V. Matyushenko
  • MMA Record: 27-8-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Janitor
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 46 | Date of Birth: 1971.01.04
  • Last Fight: April 11, 2014 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: VMAT
  • Height: 6'0" (184cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $187,000 USD
  • Born: Belarus
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: El Segundo, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Vladimir Matyushenko MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:06 Round 3 of 3, 13:06 Total

Us Joey Beltran
27-7-0 14-10-0

Us Bellator 116: Johnson vs. Ivanov
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2014.04.11
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs (93.2 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Cancelled Bout Tom DeBlass Bellator 108 2013.11.15
Reason: Matyushenko Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Houston Alexander
26-7-0 15-9-0

Us Bellator 99: Nunes vs. Pitbull
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2013.09.13
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.8 lbs (93.3 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Cancelled Bout Christian M'Pumbu Bellator 99 2013.09.13
Reason: M'Pumbu Hand Injury
Loss | Submission | Choke
0:50 Round 1 of 3

Us Ryan Bader
26-6-0 14-3-0

Us UFC on FOX 6: Johnson vs. Dodson
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2013.01.26
Odds: +450 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#9 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
UFC on FOX 6 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Matt Hamill UFC 152 2012.09.22
Reason: Matyushenko Torn Achilles
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:13 Round 1 of 3

Se Alexander Gustafsson
26-5-0 12-1-0

Us UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.12.30
Odds: +275 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: Motörhead - Deaf Forever
Cancelled Bout Alexander Gustafsson UFC 133 2011.08.06
Reason: Matyushenko Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:20 Round 1 of 3

Us Jason Brilz
25-5-0 18-3-1

Ca UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.04.30
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs (93.2 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#42 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:20 Round 1 of 3

Br Alexandre Ferreira
24-5-0 18-6-0

De UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.11.13
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Cancelled Bout Jason Brilz UFC 122 2010.11.13
Reason: Brilz Back Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Elbows
1:52 Round 1 of 3

Us Jon Jones
24-4-0 10-1-0

Us UFC on Versus 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.08.01
Odds: +500 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $31,000 Base | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Eliot Marshall
23-4-0 8-1-0

Us UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs Jones
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.03.21
Odds: -183 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $56,000 ($28K Base, $28K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Adam Martinez
Cancelled Bout Steve Cantwell UFC 108 2010.01.02
Reason: Cantwell Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Hr Igor Pokrajac
22-4-0 21-5-0

Us UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.09.19
Odds: -290 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts | Walkout Music: Motörhead - Deaf Forever
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Jason Lambert

Us California Regional

2009.05.16
Loss | KO/TKO | Knee
4:26 Round 2 of 3, 9:26 Total

Br Antônio Rogério Nogueira
21-3-0 15-3-0

Us Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.01.24
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Base | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: Nelson Hamilton
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:35 Round 2 of 5, 7:35 Total

Us Jamal Patterson
20-3-0 4-1-0

Us IFL 21: New Jersey
Main Card | Title Defense | Light HW | 205 lbs

2008.04.04
Odds: -350 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Ar Alex Schoenauer
19-3-0 14-8-0

Us IFL 18: World Grand Prix Semifinals
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.11.03
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Us Tim Boetsch
18-3-0 6-0-0

Us IFL 16: 2007 Semifinals
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.08.02
Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:49 Round 1 of 3

Us Aaron Stark
17-3-0 4-3-0

Us IFL 14: Everett
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.06.01
Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:53 Round 1 of 3

Us Justin Levens
16-3-0 9-4-0

Us IFL 10: Los Angeles
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.03.17
Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs)
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:47 Round 1 of 3

Us Dwayne Compton
15-3-0 3-0-0

Us IFL 8: Houston
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.02.02
Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs)
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Anthony Ruiz

Us California Regional

2006.06.03
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Br Carlos Barreto

Br Jungle Fight

2005.05.21
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
1:59 Round 1 of 3

By Andrei Arlovski
13-2-0 5-3-0

Us UFC 44: Undisputed
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2003.09.26
Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 219.0 lbs (99.3 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Pedro Rizzo
12-2-0 12-4-0

Us UFC 41: Onslaught
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2003.02.28
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 218.0 lbs (98.9 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
Win | Submission | Punches
4:10 Round 1 of 3

Us Travis Wiuff
11-2-0 12-2-0

Us UFC 40: Vendetta
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2002.11.22
Weigh-In: 220.0 lbs (99.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Antônio Rogério Nogueira

Jp Japan Regional

2002.08.08
Cancelled Bout Evan Tanner UFC 38 2002.07.13
Reason: Matyushenko Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Tito Ortiz
10-1-0 8-2-0

Us UFC 33: Victory in Vegas
Main Event | Title Challenge | Light HW | 205 lbs

2001.09.28
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Yuki Kondo
9-1-0 31-9-3

Us UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2001.06.29
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite)
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Us Tom Sauer

Us World Extreme Fighting

2000.08.26
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us John Marsh

Us International Fighting Championship

2000.03.25
Loss | Decision | Split

Us Vernon White

Ca International Fighting Championship

1999.10.09
Win | Submission | Head

Us Travis Fulton

Ca International Fighting Championship

1999.04.02
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Kenji Kawaguchi

Jp Vale Tudo Japan

1998.10.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Joe Pardo

RIR

1998.09.04
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Us Anthony Macias

Ca International Fighting Championship

1998.05.30
Win | Submission | Head

Us Vernon White

Us International Fighting Championship

1997.09.05
Win | Submission | Punches

Robert Lalonde

Us International Fighting Championship

1997.09.05
Win | Submission | Punches

Us Anthony Macias

Us International Fighting Championship

1997.09.05

Vladimir Matyushenko Wiki Update Wiki

A gifted freestyle wrestler, Vladimir Matyushenko has long been considered one of the best light heavyweight fighters in the world, but he has yet to break out among casual fans due to his conservative, efficient fighting style. Since turning professional in 1997, Matyushenko has fought for many of the top MMA promotions in the world, including the IFL, Affliction, and the UFC, and has defeated the likes of Vernon White, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Pedro Rizzo, and Travis Wiuff during his career. He is highly durable and highly seasoned. Matyushenko was the first and only IFL Light Heavyweight Champion during his 2007-2008 run with the now-defunct organization. In Matyushenko's first UFC headlining bout he was stopped by Jon "Bones" Jones, a fighter few others were interested in facing, in the main event at the UFC on Versus II.


Matyushenko would go 2-2 in his next four fights with wins over Alexandre Ferreira and Jason Brilz while dropping the next two to Alexander Gustafsson and Ryan Bader leading to his cut from the promotion. He would go on to fight for Bellator defeating Houston Alexander in his first match. He is now scheduled to face Joey Beltran and has announced this will be his last fight regardless of the outcome.


A two-time National Junior College wrestling champion, Matyushenko is also a Health Science expert, having graduated from the University of Nevada in 1999. He is a former Russian national freestyle wrestling champion.

Last updated 04.11.2014, 12:47 PM ET
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