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Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012

Undefeated Russian Star Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy Signs With Bellator

Alexander "Tiger" Sarnavskiy

By FCF Staff

Undefeated 23-year-old lightweight (155 pounds) rising star Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy (20-0) is the latest talent to join the growing Bellator Fighting Championships roster.

A student of Bellator middleweight (185 pounds) contender Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko, Sarnavskiy has earned 17 of his 23 conquests, including 9 of his last 10, by way of stoppage.

“Alexander Shlemenko has put a high standard of Russian dominance in Bellator by winning two middleweight tournaments,” Sarnavskiy said. “Now my teammate Andrey Koreshkov fights for Bellator as well and he recently won two fights by spectacular KO’s. Vitaly Minakov also just signed with Bellator, and I expect him to become Bellator’s next Heavyweight Champion. I want to follow in the footsteps of those men, and make Bellator proud.

“The Bellator Tournament will be a difficult test for me,” Sarnavskiy said. “I will train and prepare myself the best I can. I have a huge responsibility to my coach, my manager, my fans and my country. I won’t disappoint them and I want to show them a spectacular performance.

“Russia’s produced some incredible athletes that have had tremendous success in our sport, and having watched Tiger fight for the last few years, I expect great things from him,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. “He is an incredibly explosive and dynamic Mixed Martial Artist who should be a force here at Bellator.”

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:51 am
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