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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
50-8-0 7-0-0

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
50-7-0 16-11-1

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 | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke
1:22 Round 2 of 5, 6:22 Total

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2013.09.07
Odds: -700 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 183.3 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#45 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
46-7-0 31-4-0

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

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

Anthony Ruiz

Russia Regional

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

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

Super Fight League 2
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.04.07
Weigh-In: 185.629 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
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
42-7-0 12-1-1

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

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

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

Bellator 54
Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 185 lbs

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

Zelg Galesic
40-7-0 10-5-0

Bellator 50
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 185 lbs

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

Marcão Santana

Russia Regional

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

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

Bellator 44
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

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

Nick Wagner

Fight Festival

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

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

Bellator 34
Main Event | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 185

2010.10.28
Odds: +380 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 184.75 lbs | Referee: Troy Waugh
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:45 Round 1 of 3

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

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

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

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

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 | Referee: Jon Schorle
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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 | Referee: Mike England
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 Lionel Visotzky

Bodog Fight

2007.11.30
Win | Submission | Choke

Lalashov Zakir

SC 1

2007.10.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Scott Henze

British Columbia Regional

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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