Bellator Adds Shlemenko To Middleweight Tourney

Alexander Shlemenko (27-4) is the final member of Bellator’s upcoming middleweight tournament, officials announced today.

Shlemenko will meet Matt Major this Thursday at Bellator 16 in Kansas City. He’s by far the most experienced fighter involved in the tournament and is considered the early favorite to win and face current Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard.

Bellator 16 takes place Thursday and airs on Fox Sports Net affiliates around the country.

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