Long time UFC light-heavyweight fighter Vladimir Matyushenko has signed for the Bellator promotion.
‘The Janitor’ was released from the UFC earlier this year after a submission loss to Ryan Bader, his second defeat in a row, bringing an end to his third stint in the promotion with an overall 7-5 record (26-7 for his career as a whole).
Now 42 years old, the Belarusian still fells he has something left to offer the sport and is looking forward to making his mark in the Bellator promotion.
“Bellator is one of the biggest promotions in the world, and to be associated with them is an honor,” Matyushenko states in a press release. “I am optimistic and excited to work with Bellator. The amount of respect and honor I felt from Bjorn and the entire Bellator team was tremendous, and getting into the Bellator cage and cementing my legacy as a Bellator world champion is the only thing on my mind.”
Matyushenko is set to have his first bout for Bellator in a non-tournament bout which will be announced soon.