EliteXC signs Russian middleweight Alexander Shlemenko

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9/24/08 3:47:10PM
FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that EliteXC has signed 2005 World Pankration champion Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko to a multi-fight contract.

Sources have indicated that he will make his EliteXC debut during the promotion’s Oct. 10 ShoXC event at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana

Shlemenko, rated as one of the top middleweights in Russia, is 21-3 and has competed for notable promotions such as M-1 in Russia, BodogFIGHT in Vancouver, and Jungle Fight in Brazil.

His most highly-publicized win in front of U.S. audiences took place during the television taping for the final season of BodogFIGHT last year. Facing Scott Henze in August of 2007, Shlemenko needed just 57 seconds into the fight to win via knockout.

9/24/08 3:48:04PM
, wonder if they r gonna try to pass him off as fedor's brother
9/24/08 4:24:40PM

Posted by CantAndleDaRiddum

, wonder if they r gonna try to pass him off as fedor's brother

Sounds like when you try to pass something off as unimportant "Aleksander Emelianenko, Alexander Shmameliashnenko."
9/24/08 4:25:07PM
Elite has some great mws and I'm glad to see another added to the mix.It seems they are signing alot of new fighters lately so I'd say they aren't planning on closing shop real soon anyway.
9/24/08 6:57:30PM
I don't know how their finances are, but if they build up their divs then they should do fine. As far as I can tell they are the #2 / #3 well known fight Org.....just behind UFC, and right next to WEC.
10/12/08 2:17:20PM
The next Fedor! :P
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