Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 2/8/13
“Bellator MMA: Falcao vs. Shlemenko” took place Thursday night inside Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. Alexander Shlemenko became Bellator’s new middleweight king by beating Maiquel Falcao in the show’s featured attraction. The 185-pound throne was vacant because former champ Hector Lombard opted to swim in the UFC’s pond. Here are the official results from tonight’s fights: Preliminary Card: George Hickman Defeated Stephen Upchurch via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:19 in the 1stRound Clay Harvison Defeated Ururahy Rodrigues via TKO (knee) at 3:34 in the 3rdRound Ronnie Rogers Defeated Shane Crenshaw via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Joe Elmore Defeated Jerrid Burke via KO (punch) at 4:11 in the 2ndRound Magomedrasul Khasbulaev Defeated Fabricio Guerreiro via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 1:15 in the 2ndRound Main Card: Alexandre Bezerra Defeated Genair Da Silva via submission (armbar) at 1:40 in the 1stRound Mike Richman Defeated Mitch Jackson via TKO (strikes) at 4:57 in the 1stRound Marlon Sandro Defeated Akop Stepanyan via majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27) Alexander Shlemenko Defeated Maiquel Falcao via KO (punches) at 2:18 in the 2ndRound (Shlemenko captures vacant middleweight title)
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