UFC 141 Fight Card News: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko

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UFC 141 Fight Card News: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
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UFC 141 on New Year's weekend is stacking up to be quite the card to end the year.

On Wednesday, UFC officials announced that knockout artist Alexander Gustafsson (12-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) meets Vladimir Matyushenko (25-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) in a light heavyweight matchup.

Gustafsson recently outclassed Matt Hamill at UFC 133 in August and prior to that victory, he defeated Cyrille Diabete and James Te Huna by submission.

Gustafsson, who sets up camp at Alliance MMA under the tutelage of Eric Del Fierro became the first fighter to stop Hamill within two rounds.

Matyushenko has won back-to-back fights and most dispatched of Jason Brilz in just 20 seconds back in April at UFC 128.

Gustafsson and Matyushenko were originally slated to fight at UFC 133, but an injury suffered to Matyshenko delayed the bout. Now, they'll meet to close out the year and the winner will enter 2012 with a solid amount of momentum.

Former heavyweight champion and megastar Brock Lesnar will welcome Alistair Overeem to the Octagon in the night's headliner.

The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas hosts the night's action.


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