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Alexander Shlemenko

Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko
  • Given Name: Александр Шлеменко, Alexander Shlemenko
  • MMA Record: 53-9-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Storm
  • Current Streak: 3 Wins
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1984.05.20
  • Last Fight: June 16, 2016 in M-1
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: RusFighters MMA
  • 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 Shlemenko MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Ramazan Emeev M-1 Challenge 68 2016.06.16
Reason: Emeev Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
2:09 Round 3 of 5, 12:09 Total

Ru Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
52-9-0 28-4-0

Ru M-1 Challenge 68: Shlemenko vs. Vasilevsky II
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 185 lbs

2016.06.16
Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs (83.7 kgs) | Referee: Marco Broersen
M-1 Challenge 68 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ru Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
51-9-0 27-3-0

Ru M-1 Challenge 64: Smoldarev vs. Volkov
Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 185 lbs

2016.02.19
Weigh-In: 184.7 lbs (83.8 kgs) | Referee: Marco Broersen
M-1 Challenge 64 Fight of the Night
No Contest | KO/TKO
1:25 Round 2 of 3, 6:25 Total

Nl Melvin Manhoef
51-9-0 29-12-1

Us Bellator 133: Shlemenko vs. Manhoef
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.02.13
Odds: -285 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#33 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ch Yasubey Enomoto
50-9-0 12-5-0

Ru Fight Nights: Battle 18 - Before the Frost
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.12.20
Weigh-In: 184.7 lbs (83.8 kgs)
Loss | Submission | Choke
0:35 Round 1 of 5

Us Brandon Halsey
50-8-0 7-0-0

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

2014.09.26
Odds: +100 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 184.6 lbs (83.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#35 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Cancelled Bout Yasubey Enomoto Fight Nights 2014.07.11
Reason: Unknown
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:27 Round 1 of 3

Us Tito Ortiz
50-7-0 16-11-1

Us 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 (91.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke
1:22 Round 2 of 5, 6:22 Total

Us Brennan Ward
49-7-0 9-1-0

Us Bellator 114: Shlemenko vs. Ward
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185

2014.03.28
Odds: -265 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 184.8 lbs (83.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#39 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Win | KO/TKO
4:28 Round 1 of 5

Us Doug Marshall
48-7-0 18-6-0

Us Bellator 109: Shlemenko vs. Marshall
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185

2013.11.22
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 184.7 lbs (83.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Doug Marshall Bellator 108 2013.11.15
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Cancelled Bout Doug Marshall Bellator 98 2013.09.07
Reason: Marshall Hand Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Brett Cooper
47-7-0 19-8-0

Us Bellator 98: Schlemenko vs. Cooper
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185

2013.09.07
Odds: -700 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 183.3 lbs (83.1 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#42 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:18 Round 2 of 5, 7:18 Total

Br Maiquel Falcão
46-7-0 31-4-0

Us Bellator 88
Main Event | Vacant Title | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.02.07
Odds: -275 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 184.8 lbs (83.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Anthony Ruiz

Ru Russia Regional

2012.08.11
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
2:20 Round 1 of 3

Jp Ikuhisa Minowa
44-7-0 55-33-8

In Super Fight League 2
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.04.07
Weigh-In: 185.6 lbs (84.2 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Julio Paulino

Ru 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

Br Vitor Vianna
42-7-0 12-1-1

Ca Bellator 57
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 185 lbs

2011.11.12
Odds: -210 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.6 lbs (84.2 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
2:30 Round 2 of 3, 7:30 Total

Us Brian Rogers
41-7-0 8-2-0

Us Bellator 54
Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 185 lbs

2011.10.15
Odds: -365 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Win | Submission | Choke
1:55 Round 1 of 3

Hr Zelg Galešić
40-7-0 10-5-0

Us Bellator 50
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 185 lbs

2011.09.17
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Alonso
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Br Marcão Santana

Ru Russia Regional

2011.08.05
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Brett Cooper
38-7-0 13-6-0

Us Bellator 44
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.05.14
Odds: -185 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Nick Wagner

Fi Fight Festival

2011.03.11
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Cu Hector Lombard
37-6-0 26-2-1

Us Bellator 34
Main Event | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 185

2010.10.28
Odds: +380 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 184.8 lbs (83.8 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:45 Round 1 of 3

Us Bryan Baker
36-6-0 13-1-0

Us Bellator 23
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 185 lbs

2010.06.24
Odds: +340 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
#49 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
2:20 Round 3 of 3, 12:20 Total

Us Jared Hess
35-6-0 10-1-1

Us 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 (83.8 kgs) | Referee: Jon Schorle
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Matt Major
34-6-0 6-1-0

Us 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 (83.7 kgs) | Referee: Mike England
Win | KO/TKO | Knee

Us Sean Salmon

Fi Fight Festival

2010.03.13
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Fr Jean-Francois Lenogue

Ru Russia Regional

2010.02.13
Win | Submission | Choke

Maksim Nevolia

Ru Russia Regional

2009.11.27
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch

Bg Jordan Radev

Fi Fight Festival

2009.10.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Cz Patrick Kincl

Cz Czech Republic Regional

2009.09.20
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Lt Petras Markevicius

Ru Russia Regional

2008.11.29
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Us Bubba McDaniel
28-5-0 12-4-0

Us ShoXC 9: Elite Challenger Series
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2008.10.10
Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs (83.7 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke

Fr Gregory Babene

Ru Russia Regional

2008.05.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Fi Mikko Suvanto

Ru Russia Regional

2008.04.19
Win | KO/TKO | Kick

Ar Diego Lionel Visotzky

Ru Russia Regional

2007.11.30
Win | Submission | Choke

Ru Lalashov Zakir

Ru Russia Regional

2007.10.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Scott Henze

Ca British Columbia Regional

2007.08.24
Win | KO/TKO

De Andre Balschmieter

Ru Russia Regional

2007.02.24
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Br Jose Landi-Jons

Si World Freefight Challenge

2006.09.30
Loss | Submission | Choke

Br Ronaldo Souza

Br Jungle Fight

2006.04.29
Win | Submission | Choke

Ru Shavkat Urakov

Kz Kazakhstan Regional

2006.04.14
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Ua Vasily Novikov

Kz Kazakhstan Regional

2005.12.17
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Murad Magomedov

Kz Kazakhstan Regional

2005.12.17
Win | Submission | Choke

Ru Beslan Isaev

Kz Kazakhstan Regional

2005.12.17
Loss | Decision

Br Jose Landi-Jons

Br Jungle Fight

2005.11.26
Win | KO/TKO

Ru Sergey Naumov

Ru M-1 Global

2005.11.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Ru Sergey Gubin

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2005.10.19
Win | Decision

Ru Ubaidula Chopolaev

Ru M-1 Global

2005.10.01
Win | KO/TKO | Knee

Ru Sergei Akinen

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2005.03.20
Win | Decision

Ru Musa Pliev

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2005.03.20
Win | Decision

Ru Vasily Krilov

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2005.03.20
Win | KO/TKO

Ru Murad Madomedov

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2004.12.20
Win | KO/TKO

Ru Pavel Jaroslavtcev

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2004.12.20
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Ru Vener Galiev

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2004.12.20
Win | KO/TKO

Ru Vasiliy Blinov

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2004.06.25
Win | Submission | Choke

Ru Evgenij Zaviazochnikov

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2004.06.25
Win | KO/TKO

Ru Jakov Burbolenko

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2004.06.25
Win | KO/TKO

Ru Jeihun Aliev

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2004.04.29
Win | Decision

Ru Magomed Sultanakhmedov

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2004.04.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Abdul Aziz Malaaiev

Ru Russia Regional

2004.03.17
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Ru Vener Galiev

Ru Russia Regional

2004.03.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Ru Anton Veisbekker

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2004.03.03
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Ru Beslan Isaev

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2004.03.03
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Ru Zulfinar Sultanmagomedov

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2004.02.19
Win | KO/TKO

Ru Alexander Jakovlev

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

2004.02.19

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 called out Tito Ortiz for a light heavyweight fight. Shlemenko got his wish when on May 17, 2013, he faced Ortiz at Bellator 120: Rampage vs. King Mo. Coming in as a heavy favourite (-440), over the aging and former UFC LHW Champion Ortiz, Shlemenko looked to keep his 13 fight win streak alive. Ortiz had other plans however, when he sank in a arm-trianlge choke, which forced Shlemenko to tap, at 2:27 in Round 1.


Hoping to bounce back from the devastating loss to Ortiz, Shlemenko faced Brandon Halsey for his fourth Bellator Middleweight title defence at Bellator 126: Shlemenko vs. Halsey. Shlemenko would quickly lose his title to Halsey, when Shlemenko tapped due to a triangle choke, at 0:27 in Round 1.


After two disappointing losses, Schlemenko went back to his home country of Russia to fight in the Fight Nights: Battle 18 - Before the Frost. There he faced Swish fighter, Yasubey Enomoto. Even with a lackluster showing, Schlemenko walked away with a Decision victory (UD) and got back into the win column.


Schlemenko then went back to Bellator to headline a card with Melvin Manhoef - Bellator 133: Shlemenko vs. Manhoef. In a entertaining fight that finished in Round 2 with Schlemenko landing a destructive spinning elbow to Manhoef that knocked him out cold. Referee John McCarthy quickly ended the bout at 1:25.


Roughly a month after Bellator 133, it was announced that Schlemenko had failed a drug test and was suspended indefinitely, until a hearing could be held. On June 23, 2015, it was announced; in a 7-0 vote, that the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), would suspend Schlemenko for three years, fine him $10,000USD and overturn his knockout victory over Manhoef to a No Contest. Steroid oxandrolone and oxandrolone metabolites as well as a testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio of 50-1, was found in Shlemenko’s post-fight urine test (the commission’s limit is 4-1).


Schlemenko maintains his innocence, stating, "I am not guilty of taking any performance enhancing drugs, and because of these accusations, I have suffered immeasurable damage to my career and my reputation."

Last updated 06.23.2015, 11:29 PM ET
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