- 48-7 MMA / 9-1 Bellator Record
- 11 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Maiquel Falcao, Bryan Baker, Brett Cooper
- 18-6 MMA / 4-0 Bellator Record
- 4 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Andreas Spang, Keith Berry, Brett Cooper
November 15th, 2013
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Ovation Hall at Revel Atlantic City
Bellator’s middleweight champion, Alexander Shlemenko, got all he could handle against Brett Cooper (who filled in for a injured Doug Marshall) last September, but earned the unanimous decision in a back-and-forth battle. He’s now won eleven straight fights since March of 2011, including notable victories over Vitor Viana, Brian Rogers, and Maiquel Falcao.
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.