Alexander Shlemenko Biography

( 1984 - )
October 22, 2018
First published on:September 4, 2018
by Mandy Rhods

Facts of Alexander Shlemenko

Date of Birth: 1984, May 20
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: Russia
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Alexander Pavlovich Shlemenko
Birth Place Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Famous Name Alexander Shlemenko
Father Pavel Shlemenko
Net Worth N/A
Salary N/A
Nationality Russian
Ethnicity White
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Currently Working For Bellator MMA
University attended Siberian Academy of Physical Culture
Currently Married Yes
Married to Alena Shlemenko (2012)
Children 3

Alexander Shlemenko is a professional Russian mixed martial artist who is currently fighting for American MMA promotion, Bellator Fighting Championship. Apart from competing for Bellator, he also fought for several  MMA promotions such as IAFC, Fight Nights Global and M1 Global.


Alexander Shlemenko is ranked as the # 8 Middleweight as rated by Fight! Magazine and # 6 middleweight fighter in the world outside, the American premier MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Champions. Continue to read for information regarding his career, net worth, personal life, family and more. 

Alexander Shlemenko Early Life and Career

Alexander Pavlovich Shlemenko or famously known as Alexander Shlemenko was born on 20 May 1984 in Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.

He is of Russian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Alexander was highly interested in skiing and Greco Roman Wrestling as a teenager.

At the tender age of 15, Shlemenko started training ARB which is known as army hand to hand combat and got the highest honor in sports by reaching the title, master of sports. In addition. the fighter also attended the Siberian  Academy of Physical  Culture.

Alexander Shlemenko Bellator MMA Career

Alexander Shlemenko started his professional MMA career in 2004. Before competing for Bellator MMA, he fought for MMA promotion such as IAFC,  Fight Nights Global and MI Global.

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The Russian MMA athlete made his Bellator debut against Matt Major and won through a unanimous decision in 2010. Shlemenko then took on Bryan Baker in the Middleweight tournament final on 24 June 2010 at Bellator 23 and won $100,000 for winning the tournament.

The MMA fighter later went to lose against Hector Lombard for the  Bellator Middleweight Championship with a unanimous decision at Bellator 34 on 28 October 2010. Shlemenko later went win the vacant the Bellator Middleweight World Championship to Maiquel Falco via Ko at Bellator 88 on 7 February 2013.

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Shlemenko successfully defended his title with several MMA competitors such as Brett Cooper, Doug Marshall, and Brennan Ward. Ultimately, he lost his Bellator Middleweight World Championship to Brandon Halsey during the first round. He lost via technical submission.

Shlemenko's recent fight was against Bruno Silva in a losing effort on1 June 2018 at the event, M1 Challenge 93- Shlemenko vs Silva. His next fight will be against Anatoly Tokov on October 13, 2018, in Bellator 208. Shlemenko fights alongside Muhammed Lawal, Chris Honeycutt, Rafael Carvalho, and Rafael Lovato Jr.under the middleweight division of Bellator MMA. 

Alexander Shlemenko Personal Life

Talking about his personal life, Alexander Shlemenko is a happily married man. He is married his spouse, Alyona Shlemenko in 2012. Shlemenko loves his wife and he is a loyal husband.

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The couple is also blessed with three children, two daughters, and a son. Furthermore, there are no rumors concerning the couple split, divorce and having any sort of extramarital affairs. 

Alexander Shlemenko Net Worth

Alexander Shlemenko has earned a good sum of fortune through his professional career as an MMA athlete. His exact official salary has not been officially revealed as it is still under review.

However, it can be assumed that his net worth could be around hundreds of thousands of dollars. Shlemenko's disclosed career earnings sum up to $500,000 so far. His salary has boosted his net worth. 

Alexander Shlemenko Facts

The Russian Premier MMA fighter stands at a decent of 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around  84 kg. He has a reach of 71 inches which he uses to a maximum effort during his fights. Shlemenko is currently 34 years old. In addition, the fighter is active all over his social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

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