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Alexander Shlemenko-Brandon Halsey Set For Russia

Former Bellator middleweight champions Brandon Halsey and Alexander Shlemenko will square off for a second time in Russia.

The two will meet at M-1 Challenge 79 in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 1.

Halsey (9-2) won the title from Shlemenko back in 2014 with a submission in just 35 seconds. After defeating Kendall Grove the following year, the 30-year-old suffered back-to-back stoppage losses to Rafael Carvalho and John Salter.

Shlemenko (55-9) has not lost since that night vs. Halsey, going 5-0 with a no-contest. That includes recent wins over Paul Bradley and Grove.

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