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Baker-Vianna, Shlemenko-Rogers Semifinals Set for Bellator 54

Written on September 19, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Two matches are now set for Bellator 54, as the promotion's season 5 middleweight tournament resumes on October 15.

With Bellator’s quarterfinals wrapped up, the fifth season of the promotion’s middleweight tournament will resume at Bellator 54. The semifinal round will pit Season 2 finalist, Bryan Baker, against Vitor Vianna; while Season 2 winner, Alexander Shlemenko, will lock horns versus Brian Rogers.

Bellator 54 will feature a lightweight title match between champion, Eddie Alvarez, and Season 4 lightweight winner — Michael Chandler. Also in the fight card are Zach Makovsky and Ryan Roberts that will face in a bantamweight match.

Bellator 54 will go down on October 15 at the Boardwalk Hall Ballroom in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Alexander Shlemenko, To Fight Zelg Galesic at Bellator 50

Written on July 26, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Zelg Galesic vs Alexander Shlemenko, set for Bellator Fighting Championships 50 in Florida.

Russian MMA fighter, Alexander Shlemenko (39-7 MMA, 4-1 BFC), who just debuted for the promotion last April 2010, has verbally agreed to fight Zelg Galesic (10-5 MMA, 0-0 BFC) at the forthcoming Bellator 50.

Though the officials of Bellator Fighting Championships have not yet finalized the lineup for the said event, Bellator 50 is expected to take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on September 17. The night’s main card, which features the bout between Galesic and Shlemenko, will be aired on MTV2.

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Bellator 34: Ready to Rumble

Written on October 26, 2010 by Zac Efren

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Bellator will host two main fights plus first-ever women’s championship on Thursday night.

Bellator Fighting Championships is up and about on its third season which will feature  two title fights. The headline for the full card is the middleweight title match between Hector Lombard and Alexander Shlemenko and the first ever Bellator Women’s Championship between Megumi Fujii and Zoila Frausto.

These battles will take place on Thursday night. Other fights which will happen on the event are Dragan Tesanovic against Mike Bernhard and Raphael Davis against Tony Lopez.

For the undercard portion, Tulio Quintanila will take on Brian Eckstein,  John Queiroz against J.P. Reese, Igor Almeida faces Dan Cramer and Frank Carillo to fight Moyses Gabin.

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Bellator Title Match for Lombard vs. Shlemenko on October 28

Written on August 12, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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It's "Hektor" against "Storm" for the next Bellator Title Match on October 28. Will Hector Lombard still wear his belt? Or will Alexander Shlemenko snatch it from him this time?

Bellator Middleweight Champion, Hektor Lombard, is likely to defend his title against Alexander Shlemenko on October 28. The title match will be at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, California. The Lombard-Shlemenko bout will depend on the former’s health condition from the non-title fight against Goodman.

Howard Lombard currently has one of the longest unbeaten streak with 18-0-1 record on his résumé. He scored the fastest knockout in Bellator history, when he beat Jay Silva in six seconds. Alexander Shlemenko, on the other hand, is a 26 years old winner of the Bellator season two tournament. The “Storm” defeated Matt Major, Hess and Bryan Baker in succession, setting up a match against Lombard.

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