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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
  • 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

Alexander Shlemenko Wiki Update Wiki

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

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Brandon Halsey

Bellator 126: Shlemenko vs. Halsey
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185

2014.09.26
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
#34 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
#46 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
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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