The two meet on January 26, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on the FX broadcasted prelim card of UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson.
“It is an intriguing fight. I hope to get out there and give a good performance for the fans. Don’t blink because this fight can begin and end standing or on the ground, “said the Belarusian, in an exclusive interview with tatami.
“Every fight starts standing, and will depend on who can control the distance. Do not want to reveal my strategy, but I believe will be an exciting fight for the fans, “despista.
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Matyushenko is 2-1 in his last three matches having suffered a first round TKO loss to Alexander Gustafsson almost a year ago at UFC 141 in Las Vegas. ‘The Janitor’ had been linked to a September UFC 152 bout with Matt Hamill but was forced out with a torn achilles tendon. His last win came in April 2011, a 20-second knockout of Jason Brilz at UFC 129.