Bellator 116 was a blast at the Pechanga Resort and Casino on Friday April 11th with a stacked card and many developments:
~ Heavyweight Tournament Semifinals ~
To kick off the night kick boxer “Mighty Mo” Siliga took on former Bellator Heavyweight Champion Alexander Volkov. Mo pressed the action going for take downs against the cage. However, he couldn’t mount...
Vladimir Matyushenko retired after dropping a submission loss to Joey Beltran at Bellator 116. Mandatory Credit: Keith Mills/Sherdog.com
Here’s how it went down at Bellator 116 between Joey Beltran and Vladimir Matyushenko: First round began on the feet with both men exchanging control of the cage. A few exchanges took place but nothing significant happened. Then Matyushenko managed...
Vladimir Matyushenko fought his last bout in professional mixed martial arts this past Friday.
The man known as “The Janitor” retired with a career record of 27-8. Matyushenko had his greatest success in IFC and IFL where he won the IFL light heavyweight title while going 12-1 combined in the two promotions.
Matyushenko had two stints in UFC and both had mixed results. He fought...
The latest installment of season 10 of Bellator MMA came tonight with Bellator 116. The card featured both heavyweight tournament semifinal bouts, a welterweight semifinal bout, a middleweight semifinal bout and Vladimir Matyushenko‘s retirement bout. Bellator 116 took place from the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California.
The following are the results for Bellator...
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinals Set at Bellator 116 From Southern California’s Pechanga Resort on Friday, April 11thWelterweight Semifinal Featured; Matyushenko and Beltran ReturnNewport Beach, Calif. (March 20, 2014) – Bellator MMA is bringing The Toughest Tournament In Sports back to Southern California as Pechanga Resort & Casino hosts the heavyweight tournament semifinals...
When: September 13th, 2013
Where: Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California
How: Spike TV (8PM ET/PT)
Andrew Fisher vs. Joe Taimanglo (featherweight tournament – opening round)
Desmond Green vs. Fabricio Guerreiro (featherweight tournament – opening round)
Shahbulat Shamhalaev vs. Akop Stepanyan (featherweight tournament – opening round)
Vladimir Matyushenko (pictured) and his trademark ivy cap will be taking their talents to Bellator MMA. The Viacom-backed mixed martial arts promotion announced Thursday they have signed the 42-year-old to its light heavyweight roster.
“Vladimir is a fighter I’ve watched for years. He’s an exciting fighter with an incredible wrestling background and a great pedigree in our...
At 42 years old, Vladimir Matyushenko has seen it all. From earning three submission victories in one night, to taking down opponents like Antônio “Little Nog” Nogueira, Travis Wiuff, Pedro Rizzo and Jason Lambert. Armed with one of the best wrestling backgrounds in the sport, “The Janitor” has signed with Bellator MMA, and will debut soon [...]
During the second fight of the main event at UFC 141 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, Alexander Gustafsson beat Vladimir Matyushenko by TKO (punches) at 2:35 of the first round.
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Vladimir Matyushenko (26-5) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (12-1)
In a light heavyweight duel, "The Janitor" will try to turn back the clock and halt the momentum of the Swedish sensation Gustafsson.
Matyushenko, 40, is a UFC trailblazer and one of the oldest active fighters still under contract. The Belarusian bomber made his promotional debut at UFC 32 by defeating Yuki...