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Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015

(Updated) Report: Bellator’s Alexander Shlemenko Fails Drug Test


By FCF Staff

Following Alexander Shlemenko’s stoppage victory over Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 133, the fighter has reportedly tested positive for an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio, and has been temporarily suspended by the California Commission.

Shlemenko defeated Manhoef on February 13th in Fresno, California, but according to a report from MMA Junkie.com, sources and Bellator have confirmed the middleweight’s test results.

The California Commission has also confirmed with MMA Fighting.com that Shlemenko allegedly tested positive for an eleveated T/E ratio, and that he’s been temporarily suspended. The bout’s result has also been overturned to a no-contest. Shlemenko won the fight by taking out Manhoef with a highlight reel, spinning backfist.

As a result, the 30 year-old Shlemenko is 2-2, with 1 no contest, in his last 5 contests.

The former Bellator champ carries a record of 51-9 and 1 NC.

(Update: According to a follow up report from MMA Junkie, the CSAC has confirmed that Shlemenko has been suspended for two drug violations, however, details regarding the violations were not disclosed)

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:30 am
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