The former Bellator Mw champion Alexander Shlemenko entered this fight with a professional 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 title Shlemenko vs Halsey). After this bout he came back to win beating Yasubey Enomoto (=Shlemenko vs Enomoto) and Melvin Manhoef (then the result was overturned in a no-contest because the Russian tested positive for anabolic, Shlemenko vs Manhoef).
His opponent, the black belt in judo and former M-1 light-Hw and Mw champion Vyacheslav Vasilevsky, has a mma record of 27-3-0 (70% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.34 in the same weight class. He fought twice last year losing the rematch with Ramazan Emeev (=Vasilevsky vs Emeev 2) and winning over Kristijan Perak. Shlemenko vs Vasilevsky is the main event of the M-1 Challenge 64. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: M-1 Challenge 64: Shlemenko vs Vasilevsky
Where: Olympic Sports Complex, Moscow, Russia
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Shlemenko’s previous fight: Alexander Shlemenko vs Melvin Manhoef
Their next fight: Alexander Shlemenko vs Vyacheslav Vasilevsky 2
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