Alexander Shlemenko entered this fight with a pro mma record of 51-9-0 (73% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.26 middleweight in the world, he suffered two consecutive defeats in 2014, against Tito Ortiz (fight in which he moved up in weight class to the light-Hw division, Shlemenko vs Ortiz) and Brandon Halsey (losing his Bellator Mw title Shlemenko vs Halsey). After this bout he came back to win beating Yasubey Enomoto (=Shlemenko vs Enomoto).
His opponent, Melvin Manhoef, has a record of 29-12-1 (93% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won by submission) and he entered as the No.61 in the same weight class, he fought three times last year defeating Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos (=Manhoef vs Cyborg 2) and Doug Marshall (=Manhoef vs Marshall) but then he lost to Joe Schilling (=Manhoef vs Schilling). Shlemenko vs Manhoef is the main event of Bellator 133. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 133: Manhoef vs Shlemenko
Where: Save Mart Center, Fresno, California, USA
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Shlemenko’s previous fight: Alexander Shlemenko vs Yasubey Enomoto
Manhoef’s previous fight: Melvin Manhoef vs Joe Schilling
Manhoef’s next fight: Hisaki Kato vs Melvin Manhoef
Shlemenko’s next fight: Alexander Shlemenko vs Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
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