Alexander Gustafsson knocked out Vladimir Matyushenko 2:13 in the first round.
Vladimir Matyushenko opened the round swinging wildly only to get popped in the face with a straight right that stumbles him. Gustafsson with a front kick and jab combination. Alexander Gustafsson landed a jab that dropped Vladimir Matyushenko and then swarmed with punches which forced referee Yves Levigne to stop the fight. The replay showed that Matyushenko ran into the jab which put him on his butt.
Alexander Gustafsson entered the fight 13-1 in his career and 5-1 in the UFC. He's riding a four fight winning streak. The veteran Vladimir Matyushenko is now 26-6 in his career and 8-4 in the UFC. Alexander Gustafsson is one of the top young light heavyweight prospects in the UFC and a name to watch in 2012. The knockout is the fourth in Vladimir Matyushenko's career.
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