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UFC 141: Vladimir Matyushenko Vs. Alexander Gustafsson

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Playing off his likeness to Ivan Drago, Gustafsson walks out to the Rocky 4 montage track. Well, one of them anyway. The Janitor walks out in his trademark work shirt to some generic butt rock.

Round 1: They touch gloves and Gustafsson takes the center. Gus moving well, feinting with his feet and hands. Vladdy lunges in with punches and falls off balance, Gus gets out of the way untouched. Gus lands a hard front kick and then shakes Vladdy off when he grabs hold of him. Gus working kicks with his very long range. Vladdy comes forward with a left, but Gus counters with a stiff jab that Vladdy runs right into. Vladdy falls to the mat immediately and Gus pours on the ground and pound on a turtled Vladdy until the ref calls it.

Alexander Gustafsson defeated Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO (punches) at 2:13 of round 1