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Alexander Shlemenko

32-Year-Old     Bellator     Middleweight     52-9-0

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Suspension    EST. RETURN:  July 2017
Birthdate:  May 20, 1984     Height:   5'11    

October 21, 2016    Alexander Shlemenko News

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RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Shlemenko defeated Kendall Grove via TKO (punches) at 1:43 of round two at Bellator 162 on Friday in Memphis, Tenn.

Shlemenko came out with forward pressure like he always does. Grove tried to circle on the outside and avoid big shots. Shlemenko still found him and hurt him. However, Grove recovered and avoided a nasty guillotine neck crank. He then caught Shlemenko and forced him back for the first time in the fight. In the next round, the Russian began coming forward once again. He eventually dropped Grove with a devastating combination that finished the fight. It was a body shot followed by a right hook. The former Bellator champion picked up his 12th win in the promotion, which tied him for second on the all-time list.

Alexander Shlemenko: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Shlemenko has been handed a three-year suspension and $10,00 fine by the California State Athletic Commission for testing positive for a banned substance, Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Shlemenko is a former Bellator middleweight champion and owns an impressive 52-9 professional record. However, the recent development will keep him out of the cage in the United States until he turns 34, and could potentially tarnish his legacy. He had been the No. 1-ranked fighter in the middleweight division before this news broke.