- 47-7 MMA / 8-1 Bellator Record
- 10 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Maiquel Falcao, Bryan Baker, Brian Rogers
- 18-6 MMA / 4-0 Bellator Record
- 4 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Andreas Spang, Keith Berry, Brett Cooper
September 7th, 2013
Mohegan Sun Arena
Alexander Shlemenko became Bellator’s second middleweight champion at Bellator 88, stopping Maiquel Falcao in the second round by knockout. Shlemenko has been with Bellator since the beginning and has amassed an impressive 8-1 record with the promotion, with his only loss being a decision loss to former champion Hector Lombard in October of 2010.
WEC veteran, Doug Marshall earned a shot at a world title by winning Bellator’s season eight’s middleweight tournament. Victories in the tournament included a controversial split decision win over Sultan Aliev, and knockout wins over Andreas Spang and Brett Cooper.