The former Bellator and M-1 Mw champion Alexander Shlemenko entered this fight with a professional mma record of 58-12-0 (72% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.36 middleweight in the world. He lost three consecutive bouts between 2017 and 2018, the last one against Anatoly Tokov (Alexander Shlemenko vs Anatoly Tokov), but then he has won over Billstein (Alexander Shlemenko vs Jonas Billstein) and Viscardi Andrade (Alexander Shlemenko vs Viscardi Andrade).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj, former Wsof light-Hw and Mw champion David Branch, has an official record of 22-6-0 (59% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.18 in the same weight class but he won just one out of his last four fights, against Thiago Santos in 2018 (David Branch vs Thiago Santos); after this bout he has lost to Jared Cannonier (David Branch vs Jared Cannonier) and Jack Hermansson (David Branch vs Jack Hermansson). Shlemenko vs Branch is the main event of RCC 7 – Russian Cagefighting Championship. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: RCC 7 – Russian Cagefighting Championship
Where: Ekaterinburg, Russia
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Shlemenko’s previous fight: Alexander Shlemenko vs Viscardi Andrade
Branch’s previous fight: David Branch vs Jack Hermansson
Shlemenko vs Branch full fight video:
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