UFC 129 Results: Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko Destroys Jason Brilz

Todd SeylerContributor IMay 3, 2011

Vladimir Matyushenko exchanges with Jason Brilz at UFC 129
Vladimir Matyushenko exchanges with Jason Brilz at UFC 129

UFC 129 from the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada was a fight card packed with amazing matchups.

Some of the night's highlights included a flying triangle choke by Pablo Garza, a beautifully executed spinning back fist by John Makdessi, Rory MacDonald elevated his MMA record to 11-1 with a decisive victory over Octagon veteran and Season 5 of the Ultimate Fighter winner, Nate Diaz.

Additionally, Jose Aldo and Mark Hominick displayed brilliance in their fighting styles as they clashed for the UFC featherweight title.  Randy Couture's retirement matchup ended in a defeat at the foot of Lyoto Machida and Georges St-Pierre endured a rather non-eventful title fight against Jake Shields.

Amongst all these amazing fights, one devastating knockout did not receive much publicity and the fight was over before you could grab a snack.

The 40 year old Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko relied on his 14 years of experience as a professional ultimate fighter to defeat the 35-year-old Jason Brilz by knockout in a mere 20 seconds into round one.

Aggressive from the onset, Matyushenko delivered a flurry of punches at Brilz landing one jaw-rattling strike after another en route to his 26th professional victory.

This former collegiate wrestler has competed worldwide in numerous venues including the International Fight League and Affliction.

Making his second stint in the UFC, Vladimir's first run at championship gold was met in defeat by the hands of Tito Ortiz at UFC 33 in 2001.

Primed to make another championship run, don't let "The Janitor's" age deceive you.  Light on his feet and with tremendous boxing skills and an unmatched level of explosiveness, Matyushenko is still a dynamic fighter within the UFC light heavyweight division.

Considering the UFC light heavyweight division is stacked with talent including the current champion, Jon Jones, who has already defeated Matyushenko, a chance at a title will be an arduous endeavor. But one that Vladimir welcomes with open arms.

Keep your eyes on Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko as he continues to mount up victories waiting for the opportunity to regain a title contention opportunity in the future.

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Todd Seyler

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