DeBlass, who retired from MMA in January after back-to-back losses in the UFC, returned to the sport just months later and defeated Carlos Brooks via TKO at Bellator 95 in April. The former ROC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion was on a seven-fight win streak to start his MMA career, but suffered his first loss after taking a short fight notice against Cyrille Diabate at “UFC on Fuel TV 2: Gustafsson vs. Silva” in Sweden in April 2012. He followed up the performance with a decision loss to Riki Fukuda at “UFC on Fuel TV 6: Franklin vs. Le” in Japan, last November. The Ocean County BJJ head instructor also has intentions to compete in this month’s Pan Ams BJJ tournament.
Matyushenko recently signed to Bellator after a career competing in promotions across the world, including the UFC and PrideFC. The Belarusian is riding a two-fight losing streak, and already has his Bellator debut scheduled for Sept. 13 against former Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu at Pechanga Casino and Resort in Temecula, Calif.