Jon Jones Rumored to Meet Vladimir Matyushenko at “UFC on Versus 2”

Written by Tom Ngo
April 28th, 2010

It is being reported that fast rising superstar Jon Jones will once again be featured in a freebie Versus broadcast. According to TheGarv.com, the 22-year-old stud will make his highly anticipated return against veteran Vladimir Matyushenko at “UFC on Versus 2.”

Jones was last seen shoving his elbow in Brandon Vera’s face at “UFC on Versus 1” last month. The 1stRound TKO victory bumped his record to an impressive 10-1 mark. Jones’ only blemish came in a controversial disqualification to Matt Hamill when he landed an illegal north-south elbow to the wrestler’s head.

Although Matyushenko has been around the world and back again, he wasn’t quite the step-up in competition that fans were hoping Jones would face in his next outing. However, the journeyman holds an impressive 24-4 record and has rattled off wins in 10 of his last 11 contests.

“UFC on Versus 2” is expected to take place August 1st inside the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Here are the other fighters rumored for the free broadcast:

Jake Ellenberger vs. John Howard
Joe Stevenson vs. Takanori Gomi
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Jon Jones

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