The injuries just keep piling up for UFC 133, and this time it has struck a Janitor. Vladimir Matyushenko has been forced to pull out of his bout with Alexander Gustafsson, and will be replaced by Matt Hamill. UFC.com's got it:
For the second time this week, an injury has knocked a light heavyweight off the UFC 133 fight card. Dana White announced today that Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled fight against Swede Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson.
Stepping in for The Janitor will be fellow wrestler Matt "The Hammer" Hamill, who last faced Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in the main event of UFC 130. Hamill and Gustafsson have verbally agreed to the August 6 matchup.
Dana White said this morning at his press conference that if Tito Ortiz hadn't taken the fight against Rashad Evans in the main event of this card, "option 4" would have been Vladdy. I guess he's glad it didn't come to that now. Matyushenko was looking to extend his win streak to three, but that will have to wait. Hamill had won five in a row before the loss to Jackson at UFC 130. He'll be a tough test for Gustafsson, who is one of the top prospects in the light heavyweight division.