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"Storm"

50-8-0

Alexander Shlemenko

Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko
  • Given Name: Александр Шлеменко, Alexander Shlemenko
  • Professional MMA Record: 50-8-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Storm
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1984.05.20
  • Last Fight: May 17, 2014 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 201.9 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: Rusfighters Gym
  • Height: 5'11" (180cm) | Reach: 70.5" (179cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $50,000 USD
  • Born: Omsk, Siberia, Russia
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Omsk, Russia
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

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Alexander Pavlovich Shelemnko is a Russian mixed martial artist currently fighting in the middleweight division for Bellator Fighting Championships. Alexander is an expert in hand-to-hand combat & traditional kickboxing. He trains at the Saturn Profi (RusFighters) sports club in Omsk, Russia, and holds a degree in Physical Culture (specialization - Combat Sports Trainer) at the Omsk State University.

 

As a teenager, Alexander did skiing and Greco-Roman wrestling. At the age of 15, Shlemenko seriously started to train ARB, which is the Russian abbreviation for "army hand-to-hand combat". He competed in many regional and national tournaments in ARB, and got to the highest sport level by reaching the title of "master of sports". After watching a professional pankration tournament, Shlemenko immediately wanted to try it out. Shortly after that, he made his professional MMA debut in 2004 at the age of 20 in his hometown Omsk, winning by TKO.

 

During the early stage of his professional MMA career, Shlemenko competed in the IAFC (International Absolute Fighting Council). Sometimes fighting multiple times per night, Alexander won most of them by knockout, which can be seen in his record. In May 2005, after only one year of his professional MMA career, Shlemenko had an impressive 15-2 record, and was gaining more and more attention by the Russian fans and the media.


Shlemenko, after signing with Bellator, quickly made a splash, winning the Bellator Season 2 Middleweight Tournament earning a title shot against Bellator Middleweight Champion, Hector Lombard, which he lost by unanimous decision.


After a first round KO win outside the Bellator promotion, Shlemenko rebounded with four straight victories against Bellator opponents in Brett Cooper, Zelg Galesic, Brian Rogers and Vitor Vianna in the Season 5 Bellator Middleweight Tournament. After Lombard signed a contract with the UFC, it was decided that Shlemenko would fight Season 6 Middleweight Tournament winner, Maiquel Falcao for the Bellator Middleweight Championship.

 

On February 7, 2013 at Bellator 88 Shlemenko won the title by knocking out Falcao in the second round. After arguably losing the first, Shlemenko came out in the second and hurt Falcao with body shots, eventually dropping him. Shlemenko finished him off with ground-and-pound, putting him unconscious and forcing the ref to stop the fight. Shlemenko would defend his Bellator title for the first time at Bellator 98 when he squared off against tournament winner Brett Cooper, he won by decision. He would then finish Doug Marshall in his next defense with a liver shot in the first round that dropped Marshall. He would follow that up with a third title defense against Brennan Ward at Bellator 114 submitting him in the second round with a guillotine choke.


Following that fight Shlemenko has now called out Tito Ortiz for a light heavyweight fight which has now been scheduled for Bellator 120.

Last updated 04.16.2014, 10:59 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Yasubey Enomoto Fight Nights 2014.07.11
Reason: Unknown
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:27 Round 1 of 3
Tito Ortiz
Ref: John McCarthy
Bellator 120: Rampage vs. King Mo
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2014.05.17
Odds: -440 Heavy Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 201.9 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
1:22 Round 2 of 5, 6:22 Total
Brennan Ward
Ref: John McCarthy
Bellator 114: Shlemenko vs. Ward
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185
2014.03.28
Odds: -265 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 184.8 lbs
#32 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Win | KO/TKO
4:28 Round 1 of 5
Doug Marshall
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
Bellator 109: Shlemenko vs. Marshall
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185
2013.11.22
Odds: -300 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 184.7 lbs
Cancelled Bout Doug Marshall Bellator 108 2013.11.15
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Brett Cooper
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
Bellator 98: Schlemenko vs. Cooper
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185
2013.09.07
Odds: -700 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 183.3 lbs
Cancelled Bout Doug Marshall Bellator 98 2013.09.07
Reason: Marshall Hand Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:18 Round 2 of 5, 7:18 Total
Maiquel Falcao
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
Bellator 88
Main Event | Vacant Title | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2013.02.07
Odds: -275 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 184.8 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous Anthony Ruiz Russia Regional 2012.08.11
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
2:20 Round 1 of 3
Ikuhisa Minowa
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Super Fight League 2
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2012.04.07
Weigh-In: 185.629 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous Julio Paulino Far Eastern Modern Pankration Federation 2011.12.17
Cancelled Bout Vitor Vianna Bellator 58 2011.11.19
Reason: Rescheduled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Vitor Vianna
Ref: Jerin Valel
Bellator 57
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 185 lbs
2011.11.12
Odds: -210 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 185.6 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
2:30 Round 2 of 3, 7:30 Total
Brian Rogers
Ref: Keith Peterson
Bellator 54
Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 185 lbs
2011.10.15
Odds: -365 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
1:55 Round 1 of 3
Zelg Galesic
Ref: Jorge Alonso
Bellator 50
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 185 lbs
2011.09.17
Odds: -260 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punch Marcão Santana Russia Regional 2011.08.05
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Brett Cooper
Ref: Keith Peterson
Bellator 44
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2011.05.14
Odds: -185 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punch Nick Wagner Fight Festival 2011.03.11
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Hector Lombard
Ref: Troy Waugh
Bellator 34
Main Event | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 185
2010.10.28
Odds: +380 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 184.75 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:45 Round 1 of 3
Bryan Baker
Ref: Jason Herzog
Bellator 23
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 185 lbs
2010.06.24
Odds: +340 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
#48 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
2:20 Round 3 of 3, 12:20 Total
Jared Hess
Ref: Jon Schorle
Bellator 20
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 185 lbs
2010.05.27
Odds: +375 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 184.8 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Matt Major
Ref: Mike England
Bellator 16
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 185 lbs
2010.04.29
Odds: -323 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Knee Sean Salmon Fight Festival 2010.03.13
Win | KO/TKO | Punch Jean-Francois Lenogue Saturn & RusFighters 2010.02.13
Win | Submission | Choke Maksim Nevolia Russia Regional 2009.11.27
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch Jordan Radev Fight Festival 2009.10.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous Patrick Kincl HC 4 2009.09.20
Win | Decision | Unanimous Petras Markevicius Russia Regional 2008.11.29
Win | KO/TKO Bubba McDaniel Elite XC 2008.10.10
Win | Submission | Choke Gregory Babene BSCF 2008.05.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Mikko Suvanto Russia Regional 2008.04.19
Win | KO/TKO | Kick Diego Vitosky Bodog Fight 2007.11.30
Win | Submission | Choke Lalashov Zakir SC 1 2007.10.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punch Scott Henze Bodog Fight 2007.08.24
Win | KO/TKO Andre Balschmieter BCSF 2007.02.24
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Jose Landi-Jons World Freefight Challenge 2006.09.30
Loss | Submission | Choke Ronaldo Souza Jungle Fight 2006.04.29
Win | Submission | Choke Shavkat Urakov APF 2006.04.14
Win | KO/TKO | Retired Murad Magomedov APF 2005.12.17
Win | Submission | Choke Beslan Isaev APF 2005.12.17
Win | KO/TKO | Retired Vasily Novikov APF 2005.12.17
Loss | Decision Jose Landi-Jons Jungle Fight 2005.11.26
Win | KO/TKO Sergey Naumov M-1 Global 2005.11.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punch Sergey Gubin International Absolute Fighting Council 2005.10.19
Win | Decision Ubaidula Chopolaev M-1 Global 2005.10.01
Win | Decision Vasily Krilov International Absolute Fighting Council 2005.03.20
Win | Decision Musa Pliev International Absolute Fighting Council 2005.03.20
Win | KO/TKO | Knee Sergei Akinen International Absolute Fighting Council 2005.03.20
Win | KO/TKO Murad Madomedov International Absolute Fighting Council 2004.12.20
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Vener Galiev International Absolute Fighting Council 2004.12.20
Win | KO/TKO Pavel Jaroslavtcev International Absolute Fighting Council 2004.12.20
Win | KO/TKO Vasiliy Blinov International Absolute Fighting Council 2004.06.25
Win | Submission | Choke Evgenij Zaviazochnikov International Absolute Fighting Council 2004.06.25
Win | KO/TKO Jakov Burbolenko International Absolute Fighting Council 2004.06.25
Win | Decision Magomed Sultanakhmedov International Absolute Fighting Council 2004.04.29
Win | KO/TKO Jeihun Aliev International Absolute Fighting Council 2004.04.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous Abdul Aziz Malaaiev COE 2004.03.17
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Vener Galiev COE 2004.03.17
Loss | Submission | Armlock Beslan Isaev International Absolute Fighting Council 2004.03.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punch Anton Veisbekker International Absolute Fighting Council 2004.03.03
Win | KO/TKO Alexander Jakovlev International Absolute Fighting Council 2004.02.19
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Zulfinar Sultanmagomedov International Absolute Fighting Council 2004.02.19

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