The former Bellator and M-1 Mw champion Alexander Shlemenko entered this fight with a professional mma record of 55-9-0 (71% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.18 middleweight in the world. He suffered two consecutive defeats in 2014, against Tito Ortiz (bout in which he moved up in weight class to the light-Hw division, Shlemenko vs Ortiz) and Brandon Halsey in their first fight (losing his Bellator title Shlemenko vs Halsey); after this bout he has collected five victories and one no-contest beating Paul Bradley in 2017 (=Shlemenko vs Bradley).
His opponent, the former Bellator Mw champion Brandon Halsey, has an official record of 9-2-0 (67% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.57 in the same weight class but he comes off two consecutive losses, against Rafal Carvalho in 2015 (=Halsey vs Carvalho) and John Salter in 2016 (=Halsey vs Salter). Alexander Shlemenko vs Brandon Halsey 2 is the main event of M-1 Challenge 79 – M-1 Global. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: M-1 Challenge 79: Shlemenko vs Halsey 2
Where: Yubileyniy Sports Complex, St Petersburg, Russia
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Shlemenko’s previous fight: Alexander Shlemenko vs Paul Bradley
Halsey’s previous fight: Brandon Halsey vs John Salter
Shlemenko’s next fight: Gegard Mousasi vs Alexander Shlemenko
Shlemenko vs Halsey 2 Fight Video:
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