Alexandre Ferreira in for Injured Brilz, to Face Matyushenko at UFC 122

Jason BrilzJason Brilz has been forced out of UFC 122 with an injury, and UFC newcomer Alexandre Ferreira has stepped in to replace him and face Vladimir Matyushenko, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting.

Matyushenko (24-5) is looking to rebound from his recent first-round TKO loss at the hands of Jon Jones in August. It was his first loss in the octagon in his second go-around with the company, previously defeating Jason Lambert and Igor Pokrajac.

Tatame.com first reported the opponent switch.

The 31-year-old Ferreira has been a submission machine throughout his long career, which dates back over a decade.

The Brazilian boasts an 18-6 record with 17 victories coming by way of submission.

Dating back to October 2005, Ferreira has captured 10 of his 11 bouts, finishing all his wins by first-round tapout.

UFC 122 takes place on Nov. 13 from Oberhausen, Germany.

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