Vladimir Matyushenko

MMA Fighter

Vladimir Matyushenko was born in Rechytsa, Belarus on January 4th, 1971 and is the MMA Fighter. At the age of 53, Vladimir Matyushenko biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 4, 1971
Place of Birth
Rechytsa, Belarus
53 years old
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Amateur Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist
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Vladimir Matyushenko Life

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He competed for Bellator MMA, Affliction, Jungle Fight, and is the former IFL Light Heavyweight Champion, where he was a member of Ken Yasuda's Tokyo Sabres from 1997 to 2014.

Personal life

Roman, Matyushenko's son, is also a wrestler. After the 2011 UFC Fighter Summit, he married Stella Junqueira. They had a daughter named Sasha when they were together.

Matyushenko is currently living in El Segundo, California, United States. Matyushenko has also appeared in EA Sports MMA and UFC Undisputed 3.


Vladimir Matyushenko Career

Wrestling career

Matyushenko is an accomplished freestyle wrestler athlete who competed for both the Soviet Union and Belarus. At the age of 15, he was training alongside the Soviet Olympic wrestling team. At 90 kg, he won a silver medal in the 1994 European championships, and placed 11th in the 1994 World Championships. He utilized his wrestling background extensively in his fights.

His nickname of "The Janitor" was coined by Dave Schultz as a joke to the U.S. wrestling team after Matyushenko beat members of their formidable squad (including Olympian Kevin Jackson) during a meet in Siberia. Their first impression of him had been when he was cleaning the mats in poor-looking clothing.

He was also a two-time National Junior College champion at Lassen College, winning the 177–184 lb weight class in 1996 and the heavyweight weight class in 1997, before moving on to the University of Nevada, graduating with a degree in Health Science in 1999.

Mixed martial arts career

Matyushenko made his professional MMA debut by winning three fights on the same night at IFC 5: Battle in the Bayou. With a 9-1 record in smaller promotions, Matyushenko made his UFC debut defeating Yuki Kondo by unanimous decision at UFC 32. After his win at UFC 32 Matyushenko was given a title shot against then Light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz. He lost by unanimous decision. In his next fight Matyushenko defeated Antônio Rogério Nogueira at UFO: Legend. Matyushenko made his return to the UFC in the Heavyweight division defeating Travis Wiuff at UFC 40. He then defeated Pedro Rizzo by unanimous decision at UFC 41. Matyushenko was then defeated by Andrei Arlovski at UFC 44.

Matyushenko made his IFL debut by defeating Dwayne Compton. He fought under the Tokyo Sabres camp under body builder Ken Yasuda He then defeated Justin Levens by TKO and Aaron Stark also by TKO. In his next appearance Matyushenko beat Tim Boetsch via unanimous decision. Matyushenko defeated Alex Schoenauer by unanimous decision on 3 November 2007, becoming the first ever light heavyweight champion in the IFL.

Matyushenko successfully defended his title against Jamal Patterson winning by TKO in the second round.

After the financial collapse of the International Fight League, Matyushenko participated at "Affliction: Day of Reckoning" pay-per-view event on 24 January 2009, in Anaheim, California at the Honda Center, and lost to Antônio Rogério Nogueira by TKO in round 2.

He defeated Jason Lambert by unanimous decision at Call to Arms I on 16 May 2009, at Citizen Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

Matyushenko returned to the UFC on 19 September 2009, at UFC 103 and defeated Igor Pokrajac by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).

Matyushenko was expected to face Steve Cantwell on 2 January 2010, at UFC 108, but Cantwell pulled out of the bout for undisclosed reasons. Since there was no time to find a suitable replacement, the bout was called off.

Matyushenko next faced Eliot Marshall on 21 March 2010, at UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones. Matyushenko won a split decision victory (30–27, 28–29, 30–27).

Matyushenko was defeated by light heavyweight prospect, Jon Jones on 1 August 2010, in the main event of UFC Live on Versus: 2. Matyushenko was taken down by Jones early in the first round, where Jones achieved the crucifix position and rained down elbows on Matyushenko forcing the referee to stop the fight.

It was announced in August 2010 that Matyushenko signed a new four-fight contract with the UFC and was expected to face Jason Brilz on 13 November 2010, at UFC 122. However, Brilz was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Alexandre Ferreira. Matyushenko defeated Ferreira via first-round TKO after achieving a mounted position and landing a flurry of punches and elbows.

Matyushenko faced Jason Brilz on 30 April 2011, at UFC 129. He won the fight via KO at 0:20 into the first round, the second fastest knockout win of his career.

Matyushenko was expected to face Alexander Gustafsson on 6 August 2011, at UFC 133. But Matyushenko had to pull out of the fight due to Injury and was replaced by Matt Hamill.

Matyushenko/Gustafsson ultimately took place on 30 December 2011, at UFC 141. Matyushenko lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Matyushenko was expected to face returning veteran Matt Hamill on 22 September 2012, at UFC 152. However, Matyushenko was forced out of the bout after suffering a partially torn Achilles tendon while training, and was replaced by Roger Hollett.

Matyushenko faced Ryan Bader on 26 January 2013, at UFC on Fox 6. He lost the bout via submission in the first round and was subsequently released from the promotion.

On 18 April 2013, it was announced that Matyushenko had signed a contract to compete for Bellator and would compete in a non-tournament fight that year.

Matyushenko was set to make his Bellator against former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Christian M'Pumbu at Bellator 99 in the main event. However, on 18 August 2013, it was announced that M'Pumbu had a hand injury and would be replaced by Houston Alexander. Matyushenko won the fight via unanimous decision.

Matyushenko faced Joey Beltran on 11 April 2014, at Bellator 116. Despite winning the first two rounds, he lost the fight in the third round due to submission. Matyushenko retired from MMA competition following his loss to Beltran.


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