On Wednesday, it was announced Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko (pictured) will defend his throne against Doug Marshall at Bellator 108.
The November 15 event takes place inside Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Marshall earned his crack at the crown by running through Bellator’s Season 8 tournament, which included two first round knockout finishes. “The Rhino” is perfect through his past four fights.
“I’m super excited about this fight,” Marshall said. “The only thing Shlemenko has is that he is tough. There is no doubt in my mind that I am the most powerful middleweight in the division. As soon as Shlemenko feels my fist on the side of his face he will be sleeping on the mat. Winning this fight is a no brainer for me.”
Shlemenko will be riding an 11-bout winning streak into the tango. He was pushed to the limit by Brett Cooper last month, but managed to pull out a unanimous decision victory when the dust settled on their shootout.
“Fans know exactly what to expect when they see me fight, and I like to entertain,” Shlemenko said. “And I’m very glad that I’ll have a chance to entertain them again fighting against Doug Marshall. He’s a tough fighter, the type of fighter with whom I’ll be able to show a spectacular bout that everyone will remember.”
Spike.com will stream the preliminary card live starting at 6PM ET/3PM PT. Spike broadcasts the featured bouts at 8PM ET/PT on Spike TV.