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Bellator Middleweight Champion To Be Crowned On February 7

Bellator officials continue to stack the first few Spike TV cards with championship matches, as Alexander Shlemenko will face Maiquel Falcao to crown a new Bellator middleweight champion. The bout will take place February 7 from Duluth, Georgia.

The title was vacated when Hector Lombard signed with the UFC. Shlemenko (46-7) captured a second Bellator middleweight tournament title in 2011 and is riding a nine-fight win streak.

Falcao (31-4) also won a Bellator middleweight tourney title, picking up his earlier this year with a decision victory over Andreas Spang. He has won four straight.

“Shlemenko vs. Falcao is a spectacular world title fight,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “If you like fights, this one has fight of the year written all over it.”