Thursday, February 8, 2007


At this past Friday’s IFL event in Houston, Texas, one of the seemingly most underrated fighters in MMA made his return in spectacular fashion when longtime veteran Vladimir “The Janitor” Matyushenko of the Sabres defeated youngster Dwyane Compton of the Scorpions in just under two minutes.

The match-up proved that there’s still a lot left in the tank of Matyushenko and that he can be an essential piece to the Sabers’ rebuilding efforts in 2007, which saw them win their first team battle ever, defeating the Scorpions 3-2.

“I was pretty excited,” said Vladimir of his IFL debut. “It went very smoothly and I’m happy with my performance. I went in, made weight pretty easy, fought and arm barred the guy in under two minutes.”

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