UFC Musical Chairs Continues, Matyushenko Now Faces Brilz at UFC 129 in Toronto

February 21, 2011

Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC 103

Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC 103

Since it didn’t work out for them to fight in Germany last year, they’ll fight in Toronto instead.

Light heavyweights Vladdy Matyushenko and Jason Brilz have agreed to meet at UFC 129 in late April after a week of shuffling opponents finally seems to have come to an end.

The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the match-up on Monday, with bout agreements issued for the card slated for Toronto. MMAJunkie.com initially reported the bout.

Brilz had just recently popped onto the UFC 129 card himself, stepping in to face Phil Davis on the card after his original opponent Matt Hamill was pulled to step into a slot at UFC 130 against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

Davis was then subsequently pulled to fill in for Tito Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 24 when Ortiz dropped off the card after suffering a concussion and getting stitches from a training incident. The UFC game of musical chairs seemed to finally come to a close on Monday with the news that Matyushenko would step in and face Brilz to complete the Toronto card.

Matyushenko and Brilz were originally scheduled to meet last year at UFC 122 in German, but Brilz suffered an injury of his own forcing him out of the bout. Matyushenko went on to putting drubbing on replacement Alexandre Ferreira, ending the fight with a first round stoppage.

The bout between Matyushenko and Brilz heads to Toronto, but there’s been no word if the fight will make the televised broadcast or not.

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