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Vladimir Matyushenko Replaces Roger Hollett, Will Face Matt Hamill At UFC 152

UFC officials announced on Monday that Roger Hollett will not be able to face Matt Hamill in Hamill’s return to action at UFC 152: Benavidez vs. Johnson. In place of Hollett will be veteran Vladimir Matyushenko.

UFC 152 takes place September 22 from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The main event features Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson doing battle for the first-ever UFC flyweight title.

Hamill retired last year after a second consecutive loss to Alexander Gustafsson. The 35-year-old recently announced his desire to fight again, as he looks to improve upon his 10-4 record.

Matyushenko (26-6) is also coming off a loss to Gustafsson, as he was stopped late in 2011. His last three losses have been to Gustafsson, current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.