When Hector Lombard left Bellator for the UFC it was clear Shlemenko was the go-to guy in terms of being the promotion’s top middleweight. The Russian has lived up to the billing with a number of wins including two successful title-defenses in Season 9. The most recent instance of success came last night when “Storm” smashed Doug Marshall in the final minute of their match-up’s first frame.
Bellator’s ninth season is in the books thanks to last night’s lineup for Bellator 109. The show capped off a twelve-event run for the organization and featured some of the all-out action fans have become accustomed to when tuning in to watch the company’s competitors on Spike TV. The last few months of Bellator history were definitely some of the most memorable to date for numerous reasons, not all of them necessarily good. Here are ten of the things standing out above all others in that regard… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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