By: Chris Taylor
Vladimir Matyushenko (26-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has been forced out of his UFC 152 bout with Matt Hamill (10-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) due to an injury. UFC officials stated that Matyushenko tore his Achille’s tendon and was obviously unable to perform.
Hamill was originally slated to face UFC newcomer Roger Hollett (13-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in Toronto. But, just three weeks ago, it was announced that Hollett had been forced off the card and Matyushenko had taken his place on short notice.
Now, with Matyushenko hurt, Hollett is back in against Hamill. It is not yet clear why Hollett was removed from the card to begin with this past month, as he was reportedly not injured.
Hamill retired from MMA after suffering back-to-back losses to Rampage Jackson and Alexander Gustafsson. Before those losses, Hamill was riding a 5-fight win streak.
The Bellator veteran, Hollett, has won 5 straight fights and looks to make a name for himself in the UFC with a win over Hamill.
UFC 152 goes down September 22 from the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Tags: Alexander Gustafsson, featured, Matt Hamill, Quinton Jackson, Roger Hollett, UFC 152, ufc news, Vladimir Matyushenko