Alexander Shlemenko set to extend his contract with BellatorPosted on November 25, 2010, 04:38 PM by Anton Gurevich
Speaking via last Monday's Knoqout Podcast on LowKick.com, RusFighters Vice President and Alexander Shlemenko's manager, Alexey Zherniakov, revealed that his client will look to extend the existing contract with Bellator. Shlemenko currently has two fights remaining on his contract, after losing to Hector Lombard (via Decision) in his last fight at Bellator 34:
"You know what, at this moment Bellator guys are on vacation between seasons. So nothing is decided yet. I assume that Alexander will have his contract extended. He has two fights remaining on his contract, but participation in Bellator Tournament is three fights, plus hopefully, one Championship fight. Again, I think that the contract will be extended, but I can't say more about this subject as for now."
Twenty-six year old Alexander Shlemenko is currently 30-5 in his MMA campaign, holding 19 Knockout victories. One of these losses is to the reigning Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jacare Souza. Here's what Zherniakov said about a possible rematch:
"I know that his dream is to fight Jacare again. When they fought for the first time, Alexander had absolutely no ground game, but now he's a completely different fighter. The result won't be the same."
In case you missed the Knoqout: UFC 123 Recap Podcast, full version can be found here (Including interviews with Alexey Zherniakov and Rob Maysey). Stay tuned to LowKick.com for more news.