UFC Fight Night 78 / Bellator 146 / WSOF 25: TV Ratings

This past weekend saw all three major U.S promotions in active duty and the ratings are now in from each broadcast. First up, on Friday night Bellator 146 drew 650,000 viewers on Spike TV for an event headed up by Melvin Manhoef who added to his highlight reel with a first round KO finish against […]
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Melvin Manhoef’s walk-off KO of Hisaki Kato at Bellator 146 was a thing of beauty

If you would’ve asked any hardcore MMA fan to bet their house on the Bellator 146 main event between Melvin Manhoef (30-12-1) and Hisaki Kato (5-2) to end in a first round KO, well, they would’ve been more than likely to oblige. After a couple of delightfully violent exchanges inside of Thackerville, Oklahoma’s Winstar World Casino and Resort, Manhoef eventually turned Kato’s...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator 146 Results

Bellator 146 took place last night and we’ve got all the results for you below. In the main event Melvin Manhoef emerged victorious against Hisaki Kato courtesy of a highlight reel KO in the opening round. The two engaged in some frenzied toe-to-toe exchanges prior to the finish with big punches flying in all directions, […]
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator 146: Manhoef vs. Kato

Bellator 146: Manhoef vs. KatoWhen: November 20th, 2015 Where: WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma How: Spike TV Who: Preliminary Card: ( 6:45PM ET/3:45PM PT) Francisco France vs. Ben Reiter Mark Dickman vs. Israel Giron Arlene Blencowe vs. Gabrielle Holloway Josh Neer vs. Andre Santos Julia Budd vs. Roberta Paim Rovel Alonzo Menifield vs. Zach...
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator: Schlemenko Fined 3 Years For Positive Test

In March, reported the failed drug test of former Bellator MMA middleweight champion Alexander Schlemenko. Well this week he received word of his punishment for the failed test. On Tuesday the California State Alethic Commission (CSAC) voted 7 to 0 for a three year suspension of Schlemenko. Along with the suspension is a $10K fine and his win at Bellator 133 in February...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexander Shlemenko Hit With Three Year Suspension After Positive Drug Test

Former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko has been hit hard with a three year suspension from the sport by the California State Athletic Commission after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone following his KO victory over Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 133 back in February. In addition he’s also been fined $10,000 and his win overturned to a no-contest...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Bellator Champ Alexander Shlemenko Suspended Three Years For Testosterone

It is going to be a long time before we see Alexander Shlemenko (pictured) inside the cage again. On Tuesday, the California State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to suspend the former Bellator middleweight champion three years after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone following February’s highlight reel knockout over Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 133. Shlemenko...
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Bellator Champ Alexander Shlemenko Tests Positive For Testosterone

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. confirmed he news with the California State Athletic Commission, who...
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexander Shlemenko Fails Post-Fight Drug Test

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...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator’s Alexander Shlemenko Suspended Following Failed Drug Test

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...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend in Violence 3 Stars: Bendo, Shlemenko and Burrow score spectacular finishes

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...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator: Storm Warning In the Middleweight Division

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...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexander Shlemenko KO’s Melvin Manhoef With Spinning Backfist at Bellator 133 (Video)

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...
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator 133 Results

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...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alexander Shlemenko Knocks Out Melvin Manhoef With a Spinning Backfist at Bellator 133

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...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Bellator 133: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko’ Results

“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. streams the prelims live starting at 6:45PM ET/3:45PM PT. Spike TV broadcasts the the main card at 9PM ET/PT. Here...
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Bellator 133 ‘Shlemenko vs. Manhoef’ What to Watch

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. 
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Major MMA Events In February 2015

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...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Rogan Experience Podcast With Bellator’s Joe Schilling

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...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Glory 19’s Joe Schilling: Same Shot, Different Day

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...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Glory 19 Kountermove Preview

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...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

A Glory 19 preview

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...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator 133: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko

Bellator 133: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko When: February 13th, 2015 Where: Save Mart Center in Fresno, California How: Spike TV (9PM ET/PT) Who: Chris Honeycutt vs. Clayton MacFarlane Julia Budd vs. Talita Nogueira Pat Curran vs. Daniel Weichel Melvin Manhoef vs. Alexander Shlemenko
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator: Manhoef v Shlemenko Headlined SM Center 2/13

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 ...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 131 / UFC 180 prelims / WSOF 15: TV Ratings

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...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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