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guycanada 12-03-2012 06:19 PM

Bader vs Matyushenko added to Ufc on Fox Chicago
This is a more compelling 4th bout on a main card, will make the ticket purchasers happy..

Main Card

Flyweight bout: Demetrious Johnson (c) vs John Dodson
Lightweight bout: Donald Cerrone vs Anthony Pettis
Light Heavyweight bout: Quinton Jackson vs Glover Teixeira
Light Heavyweight bout: Ryan Bader vs Vladimir Matyushenko

Preliminary Card
Featherweight bout: Clay Guida vs Hatsu Hioki
Heavyweight bout: Mike Russow vs Shawn Jordan
Welterweight bout: Mike Stumpf vs Pascal Krauss
Featherweight bout: Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas
Lightweight bout: TJ Grant vs. Matt Wiman
Middleweight bout: Rafael Natal vs. Magnus Cedenblad

"A light heavyweight bout between Ryan Bader and Vladimir Matyushenko has been targeted for next month's UFC on Fox event in Chicago.

Sources have confirmed to that the bout has been targeted for the Jan. 26 card, set to take place at the United Center.

Bader (14-3) will look to rebound from a TKO loss he suffered to Lyoto Machida in August. The 29-year-old is 2-1 in his last three fights, with wins over Jason Brilz and Quinton Jackson.

Matyushenko (29-6) will also try to put a loss behind him. The 41-year-old veteran had a two-fight win streak snapped last December when he suffered a first-round TKO loss to Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 141.

A flyweight title bout between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson is scheduled to headline the UFC on Fox event."

LL 12-03-2012 06:31 PM

Koch/Lamas should be on the main card over this.

I really admired Bader after the Machida fight, he knew he was losing, he knew he needed something and even if it got him KO'ed it showed he wasn't content to just let Machida school him. So I'll go with him here, would have liked to seen the Vera fight though.

jonnyg4508 12-03-2012 07:38 PM

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Yea I agree. How is Koch/Lamas not on the main? Why wouldn't they just use it to lead off a PPV if they don't want it on FOX?

Koch just was scheduled to take on Aldo. This is it IS a #1 contender fight. How the hell is it on the prelims? Makes no sense.

MoopsiePuffs 12-03-2012 07:39 PM

I'm a huge fan of The Janitor but I think he's going to really struggle here. His strength is his wrestling which isn't going to help him much against Bader. Vlad does have power though so he could get the KO. I predict Bader by decision.

Roflcopter 12-03-2012 08:56 PM

Vlad has a terrible chin at this point. Bader stops him eventually...sooner than later.

KimboP4PGOAT 12-03-2012 09:02 PM

Gimme fight for Bader. Funny how the UFC has to prop up their overhyped failures by giving them fights they are sure to win.

KimboP4PGOAT 12-03-2012 09:05 PM

Also I can't wait for the Guida fight. He has the most devastating feints in MMA. Guida by brutal split decision.

LL 12-03-2012 09:12 PM


Originally Posted by KimboP4PGOAT (Post 1653620)
Gimme fight for Bader. Funny how the UFC has to prop up their overhyped failures by giving them fights they are sure to win.

Wins over Rampage and Lil' Nog yet he's a failure....

The Best Around 12-03-2012 09:18 PM

Solid considering it's the 4th fight. Looks like a solid card. I will watch up until the "main event".

trimco 12-03-2012 09:27 PM

Pettis by UD.

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