Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly Tokov Set For Bellator 208

Inside MMAPL | Team NJ Feature

0:00
0:00 / 0:00

Bellator 208: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen continues to take shape. 

Thursday, Bellator MMA officials confirmed with FloCombat a bout between Alexander Shlemenko and Anatoly Tokov is set for the Oct. 13 event in Long Island. It is scheduled to be featured on the night's main card. 

Alexey Safonov originally mentioned the bout as a possibility on Twitter. 

The former Bellator MMA middleweight king Shlemenko returns to the promotion for the first time since last October to take on his fellow Russian Tokov. In that previous bout, Shlemenko was narrowly defeated by current champion Gegard Mousasi.

Shlemenko’s last bout, however, was a loss outside the Bellator cage to Bruno Silva at M-1 Challenge 93. 

His opponent, Tokov, has won 19 of his last 20 bouts, with his last loss coming via majority decision in 2016.

In his most recent outing, the 28-year-old fighter defeated Vladimir Filipovic at Bellator 200.

Stay tuned to FloCombat for all of the latest news and updates on Bellator 208. 

Mike Kimbel Says Bellator 215 Opponent John Douma 'Has Nothing To Lose'

In a total of 69 seconds of professional competition time, Bellator MMA bantamweight Mike Kimbel has made quite the statement.

John Douma Eager To Upset Mike Kimbel At Bellator 215

Friday night could prove life-changing for New England bantamweight John Douma (3-1).

Bellator 215's Toby Misech: 'I'm Not Scared' Of Eduardo Dantas

Toby Misech (11-6) has finally made it. He can officially call a major promotion his home. Signing a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA earlier this year, the son of Hawaii has already checked an item off his bucket list.

Vicente Luque Thinks Ranked Fighters Fear Him: 'They Think I'm A Risk'

The welterweight division has quietly become one of the most stacked weight classes in the UFC. Not only is there an abundance of challengers at the top waiting for the next crack at champion Tyron Woodley, but there are a number of worthy fighters just on the cusp of getting that number next to their name. 

Top Turtle MMA Podcast: Top 5 Fighters Turned Announcers

The UFC debuts on big ESPN Feb. 17 in Phoenix, and the Top Turtle MMA Podcast on FloCombat has all the goods around that card. 

UFC 234: Anderson Silva vs. Israel Adesanya Live Updates From Melbourne

Wombat Jones is on the scene in Melbourne, Australia, for UFC 234, where Anderson Silva faces Israel Adesanya in the night's main event. 

Max Griffin: 'I Spoke To Thiago Alves, His Coach... Everyone Agrees I Won'

Max Griffin didn’t exactly have the best time in Fortaleza, Brazil. Despite nearly finishing Thiago Alves when the bell sounded in the first and spending large portions of the third round in top control, the judges saw the UFC Fight Night 144 bout in favor of Alves, who just so happens to be from Fortaleza. 

Top Turtle MMA Podcast: Ranking Top 5 Australia, New Zealand Prospects

On this week’s Top Turtle MMA Podcast on FloCombat, “Gumby” and Dave discuss the fallout from UFC Fortaleza. From Jose Aldo’s refusal to go quietly into the night to the rapid ascension of Johnny Walker, we’ve got it all. 

Job Saved, Austin Arnett Looks For First UFC Finish At UFC 234

This past November, Austin Arnett lived out a dream.

Devonte Smith Starstruck By Anderson Silva But Ready For UFC 234 Scrap

There aren’t many situations where UFC lightweight Devonte Smith would find himself starstruck. During this week’s UFC 234 fight preparations in Melbourne, Australia, however, Smith can almost guarantee he’ll be in awe.