See, UFC fighters aren’t the only MMA athletes taking performance-enhancing drugs. On Monday, it was revealed former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko (pictured) tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone following his February 13 win over Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 133.
MMAJunkie.com confirmed he news with the California State Athletic Commission, who...
Former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko failed his post fight drug test according to the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). The news of these test results follow his stunning knockout win over Melvin Manhoef at Bellator this past February. While the full numbers are unknown at this time, Shlemenko tested positive for elevated testosterone levels. Insiders...
Former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko has been suspended from MMA competition after he failed a drug test following his most recent fight for the promotion on February 13th.
Shlemenko brutally knocked out Melvin Manhoef with a trademark spinning backfist at the event, but later tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone.
As such the result of the fight...
It was another action packed weekend in the world of mixed martial arts. Between UFC Fight Night 60 in Broomfield, Colorado, Bellator 133 in Fresno, CA and Legacy FC 38 in Allen Texas – there was enough poetic violence to hand out 10 golden stars for this piece. We’ll stick to the script though.
1st Star: Benson Henderson
Former 3-time defending UFC lightweight champ Benson...
STORM WARNING IN THE BELLATOR MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION Alexander Shlemenko Defeats Melvin Manhoef in Spectacular Fashion on Spike TV at “Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko” Credit: Esther Lin / MMAFIGHTING.COM FRESNO, Calif (Feb. 13, 2015)- Former Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander “The Storm” Shlemenko (52-9) made quick work of his opponent with a dominating second-round...
Did you see Alexander Shlemenko (pictured) posterize Melvin Manhoef with a flashy spinning backfist last night at Bellator 133?
One thing’s for sure, Manhoef didn’t see it coming and that’s why the kickboxer ended up unconscious on the canvas.
Shlemenko’s highlight reel strike came at the 1:25 mark in the second round of Friday’s main event. 46
Shlemenko has now won two...
Bellator 133 took place last night on Spike TV and we’ve got all the results for you below.
In the main event of the evening former middleweight champ Alexander Shlemenko got back to winning ways in style with one of his trademark spinning back-fists connecting early in the second round against Melvin Manhoef.
There was a delayed reaction as Manhoef first wobbled backwards trying...
Going in to his fight against Alexander Shlemenko Friday night in the main event of Bellator 133, Melvin Manhoef was likely looking to keep from creating a losing streak. He lost his last fight at Bellator 131 against Joe Schilling. At the least, he did not want to get knocked out again. Losing is one thing, but getting knocked out is like adding insult to injury.Well--so much for...
“Bellator 133: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko” took place Friday night inside Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.
A shootout between Melvin Manhoef and Alexander Shlemenko headlined the festivities. Daniel Weichel and Pat Curran served as the co-main event.
Spike.com streams the prelims live starting at 6:45PM ET/3:45PM PT. Spike TV broadcasts the the main card at 9PM ET/PT.
No mercy will be shown when MMA veterans Alexander Shlemenko (51-9) and Melvin Manhoef (29-12-1) collide in a Bellator main event that will surely end violently.
See what Bellator’s own Jimmy Smith has to say about this match up below.
The Scott Coker era continues at 9 p.m. ET tomorrow night with Bellator 133 ‘Shlemenko vs. Manhoef’ live on Spike TV.
Check out our list of the must-see Mixed Martial Arts events heading your way this month below.
Thursday, February 12th: WSOF 18 – Moraes Vs Hill
Where: Alberta, Canada
After a quiet start to the month we’ve got three MMA events in three days starting with WSOF 18 which leads with a bantamweight title fight between Marlon Moraes and Josh Hill.
Meanwhile, former UFC fighter...
Bellator fighter Joe Schilling was a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast earlier this week and you can listen to their conversation in full bleow.
Schilling is better known for his kickboxing career rather than MMA, but has come onto fans radar’s recently with a brutal KO victory against Melvin Manhoef in the Bellator cage this past November, while he was also one of Nick...
If for some strange reason you’ve decided to sign a contract that at the end of the day involves you locking yourself up in a cage with a young man who currently resides in the City of Angels named Joe Schilling, well, then you may want to take his right cross into account.
That said, good luck – it’s laser guided and it can come from any distance at any given moment. You can...
The world’s top kickboxing promotion is back this weekend with Glory 19. Making the event even better is that Kountermove will be running games for the top fight, including all of the welterweight tournament matches. KM scoring is the exact same as normal for Glory, with points being awarded for significant strikes, knockdowns, finishes, and rounds won if the fight goes the distance...
I am excited for Glory 19. Here at Fight Booth we have been missing our Glory kickboxing fix. They are back and returning to action with style to Spike TV with just a little heavyweight title fight between current champ Rico Verhoeven and the number four ranked Errol Zimmerman for a main event. Before that, in the co-headliner, you have none other than Spike TV combat sports star...
Bellator 133: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko
When: February 13th, 2015
Where: Save Mart Center in Fresno, California
How: Spike TV (9PM ET/PT)
Chris Honeycutt vs. Clayton MacFarlane
Julia Budd vs. Talita Nogueira
Pat Curran vs. Daniel Weichel
Melvin Manhoef vs. Alexander Shlemenko
Photo credit: Bellator MMA SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 5, 2014) – A thrilling middleweight matchup between two of the mostdangerous strikers in all of mixed martial arts will headline a newly-announced Bellator MMA event, as knockout artist Melvin “No Mercy” Manhoef (29-12-1) meets fellow striker and former Bellator MMA middleweight champ Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko ...
The TV ratings are now in for Saturday’s head-to-head showdown between the UFC, Bellator and WSOF and shows that Bellator ended up being the big winners on the night.
Bellator 131 captured fans attention on Spike TV with an average of 1.2 million viewers tuning in to the show, while an impressive 2 million tuned in for the main event which featured two UFC hall-of-famers Tito Ortiz...
When the Joe Schilling and Melvin Manhoef fight was announced as a part of Bellator 131 most people thought it would be a kickboxing match with 4 oz gloves. What we got was an MMA fight between two of the best kick boxers in the world today. It showed us that no matter whether it is kickboxing or MMA – Joe Schilling is a badass. One capable of taking your best shot and then knocking...
If you tune in to MMA events with the hopes of seeing someone get knocked the **** out you were not dissappointed in Bellator 131 (eh--Tito was kind of a downer). Well--at least not in Joe Schilling. After struggling a little with Manhoef in the first round he put an end to the match at the :32 mark in the second with a massive right to the ear.Unlike poor Leslie Smith's ear his...
Last Event Winner: Nolan Howell (7-3)
Lucas Bourdon: 9-4 .692
Ben Kohn: 149-72 .674
Josh Hall: 35-21 .625
TC Engel: 87-53 .621
Luke Irwin: 236-151 .610
Earl Montclair: 111-72 .607
Nolan Howell: 166-109 .604
Naomi Kamornick: 6-5 .545
Dan Galvan: 5-6 .455
Light Heavyweight Bout: Stephan Bonnar (15-8) vs. Tito Ortiz (17-11-1)
Luke Irwin: Ugh. Main event, eh? Whatever...
Bellator 131 is good to go tonight on Spike TV after all the fighters successfully made weight last night. Check out what all the fighters tipped the scales at below.
Tito Ortiz (205.5) vs. Stephan Bonnar (205.5)
Michael Chandler (154.5) vs. Will Brooks (154.5)
Melvin Manhoef (185.5) vs. Joe Schilling (186)
Nam Phan (143) vs. Mike Richman (142)
Muhammed Lawal (204...
When Bellator MMA announced that Melvin Manhoef would be taking on kickboxing star and former GLORY combatant Joe Schilling, fans wondered why the dream striking matchup never occurred in a kickboxing ring.
While the fans still anticipate a striking war come Saturday, the fact is that in MMA all disciplines are fair game.
Do not fret however fight fans, for Manhoef spoke with FightHubTV...
Bellator MMA returns to the fold with their biggest card of the year this weekend in Bellator 131. In a weekend stacked with MMA, Bellator 131 may in fact be the best event.
Bellator will be going head to head with the UFC 181 pay-per-view, as well as the World Series of Fighting 15 card this Saturday. While it will be tough for MMA fans to catch all the fights live, you can be...
Bellator 131 takes place this Saturday night on Spike TV and we’ve got the full fight card for you below.
Headlining the show is a light-heavyweight grudge match between former UFC stars Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar who’ve been taking a leaf out of pro wrestling’s playbook in an attempt to hype up their fight.
In the co-main event interim lightweight champion Will Brooks will...