Vladimir Matyushenko Expected To Face Jon Jones At UFC on Versus 2

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Vladimir Matyushenko Expected To Face Jon Jones At UFC on Versus 2

TheGARV with news of the next planned fight for super-prospect Jon 'Bones' Jones:

In another exclusive scoop, we are breaking the news that Jon "Bones" Jones, the rising UFC phenom, will be fighting Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko on the UFC on Versus 2 card slated for August 1st in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jones is coming off a very impressive performance at the first UFC Versus show last month where he pounded out Brandon Vera in the first round. He'll be looking to keep the buzz going against Matyushenko, who is coming off a decision victory over Eliot Marshall on the Jones vs. Vera undercard.

Matyushenko is a very tough, very experienced opponent but I have a lot of difficulty seeing anywhere for Vlady to win this fight.  Jones is more explosive in every aspect of the game.  Matyushenko's game is very wrestling based with a stiff striking style.  Jones has outwrestled Matt Hamill and Brandon Vera with ease, so it's hard to see Vlady being able to get any sort of takedowns, let alone enough to win a decision.  Matyushenko's finishing ability is pretty shoddy which isn't helping him out at all against a guy in Jones who can finish in any round.

Jones is going to have to look very impressive to get a good bump from the victory.  Vlad just does not have the name recognition for a victory to do a ton for Jon without some fireworks.

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