Matt Major

Matyushenko Beats Lambert at “Call to Arms”

Vladimir Matyushenko. Photo by Esther Lin/

Seasoned veteran Vladimir Matyushenko used superior wrestling to earn a unanimous decision over fellow UFC alumnus Jason Lambert and snap a one-fight losing streak in the featured attraction of the first-ever “Call to Arms” show in Ontario, California on Saturday night.

With the win, Matyushenko rebounds from a disappointing knockout loss to rival Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” event in January. Meanwhile, Lambert has now lost his last four professional bouts.

A number of notable fighters were featured on the card. Tiki Ghosn earned a decision over former Strikeforce fighter Brian Warren in the night’s co-main event. Former WWE wrestler and American Kickboxing Academy product Daniel Puder was also victorious in his return to action, albeit via an injury to opponent Jeff Ford.

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Major Decisions Carter at CCFC 8

Shonie Carter. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

American Kickboxing Academy product Matt Major used superior striking to win a unanimous decision over experienced veteran Shonie Carter in the main event of Cage Combat Fighting Championships’ “Rumble in the Park” show Saturday night in Fresno, California.

The fight stayed on the feet throughout the course of the three-round affair as Carter was unable to score with repeated takedowns. Although Major inflicted very little damage to Carter other than a reported broken wrist, he outpointed the colorful former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member and earned a hard-fought nod on the judge’s scorecards.

The night’s co-main event saw rising local product Casey Olson pick up his third straight victory with a first-round submission of Aaron Miller. Rolando Velasco and Buddy Roberts also retained their respective CFFC bantamweight and heavyweight titles on the card as well.

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