UFC 129 Results Recap: Jason Brilz vs. Vladimir Matyushenko

photo via MMA Weekly.

Vladimir Matyushenko knocks out Jason Brilz in round one of their light heavyweight clash at UFC 129.

What was the high spot of this fight?

A right hand by Matyushenko crashing to the ground, but the brutal hammerfists that put Brilz to sleep and then woke him back up were the real high points of this short clash.

Where do these guys go from here?

Vladimir is never going to be in title contention, but he's a hell of a tough guy that will take on anyone the UFC asks him to. He's on a two fight win streak but his limitations basically mean that he will best fit being a guy who plays gatekeeper and provides a stiff, experienced test for up-and-comers to fight.

I always forget Jason Brilz is 35 years old. It's too late for him to make a run with his limitations. He can be kept around to fight on undercards but the harsh reality is that roster spots are probably too valuable for him to be around forever. Even if he earned brownie points by fighting Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on short notice, he's probably on his last legs in the UFC.

Watch it now, later, or never?

Short fight, brutal KO. Watch it now.

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More UFC 129 Results and Analysis from Bloody Elbow after the jump.

 

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