Who Should Be Next For Alexander Shlemenko?

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  1. Mavadorov

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    Shlemenko just lost to Tito Ortiz. The casual fan would frown upon this and consider the bellator MW division as a joke. That looks bad for the company, so lets say Bellator decides to act on this and want to get a new MW champ. But who? Who can take the belt away from Shlemenko? IMO I don't see any MW in Bellator beating Shlemenko at 185. They would need to go on a MW signing spree and/or get their fighters to move into 185.

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    King Mo [12 - 4]
    Douglas Lima [26 - 5]
    Slava Vasilevsky [23 - 2]
    Mamed Khalidov [29 - 4 - 2]

    These four are the only fighters who I see as a threat to Shlemenko. I hear Mayhem is making a return, most likely in the Bellator cage but Shlemenko would destroy him easily. I doubt he'd even get through a tournament.
     
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    The mw gp winner!

    Cooper vs Halsey

    He will not do the same mistake and face a bigger guy like mo
     
  3. Mavadorov

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    I see Shlemenko walking through both of them.. but its MMA anything can happen. Mo can drop to MW. I believe he wrestled at 185 before.. But then again that was a long time ago.
     
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    Back to business as usual
     
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    Only one logical answer...Stephan Bonnar.
     
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    I can see him continuing to look outside his division for fights if Bellator does not present him with better opponents at 185.
     
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    They need to do Lima vs storm that's the fight to make, Lima has stated that he has to move up, difficult to make 170 for him
     
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    Super-fight vs Lima.
     
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    Open the wallet and bring mamed khalidov to the states
     
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    He's the MW champion. His next fight is against the next MW tourney winner. Doesn't matter whether he'd walk through them or if he'd get his face smashed in.
     
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    #STORMWATCH begins again.
     
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  13. MrKilroyT

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    The fun-est and most realistic option would be Lima. But Alex will crush at least one 185er before that fight is made IMO.
     
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    Hasley strength is his weakness and vice versa and he's way bigger. He could beat him. Lima can beat him. Lets just see how it goes. It takes a little hit but once he starts destroying dudes again people won't care
     
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    Khalidov or Lima would beat him for sure.

    Storm should drop to WW if he wants to be taken seriously as a top fighter.
     
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    I think Hasley has the best shot. He's an amazing wrestler and an ex-205er, he could try and duplicate Tito's gameplan minus taking the body shots.
     
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    meh, the lose to Tito don't mean much IMO. Congretz to Tito for beating a fighter 2 weight-class below him & 'Storm' actually put hands on him a few times. Shlemenko is the #2 Middleweight in the world, outside of the UFC, only behind Khalidov & he will continue to beat the best Middleweights outside of the UFC.
     
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    The Lima fight would be weird because I think he would likely get thawmped and would be the smaller guy despite representing the championship at a higher weight class.

    Remember when Warren went into the tournament while champ? I think that would be cool at WW for Storm.
     
  20. EskiBhoy

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    It was only one class. Storm fights at MW, just because he is a small MW it doesnt make him a WW until he actually fights there. Storm weighed in at over 200lbs to fight Tito, not 170.

    And Okami beats Shlemenko easy!
     

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