Alexander Clemenciae: Donat Sorokin / TASS
The Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Alexander Shlemenko admitted that he considers himself a favorite in a possible confrontation with the new Zealander Israel Adesanya. He told this in an interview with journalist Alexander Lutikov.
35-year-old Russian said that Adesanya convenient opponent. “In the battle with him, I can to show good results, but with guys you don’t even know can be a problem,” he said. Also, Shlemenko said that he considers the division to 84 kilograms in the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) “dead.” However, he stressed that does not want to be in the UFC due to a sharp sayings.
Adesanya — champion of UFC on the average weight. On the 248 the UFC, he defeated Cuban percussionist Yoel Romero and defended the title. The match caused a mixed reaction from fans and experts. Many acknowledged a lack of entertainment in the main fight of the tournament.
On account of the Shlemenko — 59 wins and 13 defeats. Russian known for his performances in Bellator and became the champion of the organization.