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Former Bellator MMA Champion Tests Positive During Drug Test

alexander shlemenko

Former Bellator MMA middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko tested positive during a pre-fight drug test given by the California Athletic Commission.

Executive Director Andy Foster confirmed with that Shlemenko (52-9) is suspended for two drug violations, though he declined to reveal was they found. The commission plans to go after the maximum punishment against Shlemenko.

In February, the veteran scored a second round knockout victory vs. Melvin Manhoef, improving his Bellator record to 12-3.