Roger Hollett Injured, Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Matt Hamill at UFC 152

Matt Hamill was set to face UFC newcomer, Roger Hollett in his first post-retirement fight, until Hollett suffered an injury, now veteran Vladimir Matyushenko has stepped up to fight Hamill on short notice. UFC officials today announced the change to the UFC 152 card that takes place from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 22nd, 2012.

Hamill retired from MMA following back-to-back losses Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Alexander Gustafsson in 2011. Prior to that he won five straight fights, which included a controversial disqualification victory over now-champ Jon Jones at the TUF 10 Finale in 2009. It remains the only loss of Jones’ career.

Matyushenko fights for the first time since 2011. Most recently, he suffered a TKO loss to top contender Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 141 in December. Prior to that he was on a 5-1 run that included back-to-back knockout victories over Alexandre Ferreira and Jason Brilz.

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