There’s no UFC going down this week, but Bellator’s card on Friday night features an intriguing middleweight scrap between Alexander Shlemenko and Kendall Grove.
If your MMA diet extends beyond the Octagon, then you know that Shlemenko is one of the more experienced middleweights in the game, and that he finishes fights and then some. The Russian fighter is returning to the Bellator cage for the first time since last February, after having a three year suspension reduced.
Grove, as you likely know, is a UFC vet who is dangerous both standing and on the ground. Recently Bellator posted the video below, which features Jimmy Smith breaking down the fight.