Vladimir Matyushenko Hurt, Matt Hamill Meets Roger Hollett (Again) at UFC 152

Written by Tom Ngo
September 11th, 2012

UFC Light Heavyweight Matt Hamill

After a brief game of musical light heavyweight chairs, Matt Hamill (Pictured) is once again fighting Roger Hollett at UFC 152

The 205-pounders were originally slotted to tango in the September 22nd event until Hollett was abruptly removed from the scrap last month. It is unknown why the Octagon rookie was pulled from the card, but Hollett wasn’t believed to be injured.

Veteran Vladimir Matyushenko immediately stepped up to the plate and agreed to face “The Hammer.”

It was reported Tuesday that a torn Achille’s tendon has now forced Matyushenko to bow out.

Hamill retired after being violently put down by Alexander Gustafsson last August at UFC 133. Prior to that, the likeable wrestler dropped a unanimous decision defeat to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 130.

He owns a respectable 10-4 record, with all but his first professional bout coming under the UFC’s banner.

Hollett enters the planet’s premier MMA promotion riding a five-fight winning streak. He most recently took a split decision victory over John Hawk at “Bellator 57” in November.

The light heavyweight affair will remain on the main card.

UFC 152 takes place inside Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Here is the show’s revised roster:

Preliminary Card:

(Facebook 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT)

Charlie Brenneman vs. Kyle Noke

Walel Watson vs. Mitch Gagnon

Simeon Thoresen vs. Seth Baczynski


Marcus Brimage vs. Jim Hettes

Lance Benoist vs. Sean Pierson

Evan Dunham vs. T.J. Grant

Vinny Magalhaes vs. Igor Pokrajac

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira

Matt Hamill vs. Roger Hollett

Brian Stann vs. Michael Bisping

Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson (Vacant flyweight championship bout)

Vitor Belfort vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)

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