Alexander Shlemenko vs. Brett Cooper

33:01

Cooper gets his shot at Shlemenko and the Middleweight World Championship.

>> SCHEDULED FOR FIVE, FIVE

MINUTE ROUNDS, FOR BELLATOR

THE WORLD TITLE MIDDLE HEAVY

WEIGHT, HERE WE GO FOR ROUND

BLACK TRUNKS.

SOLEMN IN THE BLACK TRUNKS.

THE REFEREE TELLING SOLEMN

WHERE TO STAND.

I HAD A CHANCE TO ROLL WITH

SOLEMN AT THE END OF OUR

SUMMER SIREES.

HARD TO CATCH, GREAT POSTURE.

>> FROM COOPER, SOLEMN TO THE

BODY.

ONE THING COOPER SAID, I'LL

SPAR WITH HIM.

HE DOESN'T SPAR.

HE THINKS YOU'RE READY AND

YOU'RE NOT.

ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO CAME TO

BELLATOR IN 2010.

JIMMY HE TOLD US TWO MEMORABLE

THINGS.

MY KNEES ARE A GIFT FROM GOD.

>> HE HAD A LOT OF CONVICTION

BEHIND THOSE STATEMENTS.

SOLEMN A SOUTH PAW.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TROUBLE

WITH THE ANGLE OF THE SOUTH

PAW.

SOLEMN A WEIRD STRIKE, WEIRD

FOR A SOUTH PAW, HIS TIMING

>> VERY POWERFUL KICK TO THE

BODY BY SOLEMN.

TRYING TO INITIATE THE BODY

LOCK.

>> SOLEMN STILL NEVER ALWAYS

ANGLING.

COOPER OUT OF HIS RHYTHM OR

RANGE TO FIGHT.

THAT PUNCH FROM THE SOUTH PAW

THE LEAD RIGHT HAND.

SOLEMN'S FOOT WORK MAKES THAT

VERY HARD TO LAND

>> RIGHT BY COOPER, FINAL

POINT, SOLEMN SADIE NEVER GO

100 PERCENT IN SPARRING.

IF COOPER THOUGHT HE WAS DOING

WELL AGAINST ME HE WAS SADLY

MISTAKEN.

>> THE HALLMARK OF SOLEMN.

>> PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW, WHO

HAVE NEVER DONE COMBAT, DON'T

KNOW.

BASED UPON THE SPIN THERE, A

LOT OF GUYS DO.

USUALLY NOT BACK AT THE GYM.

THAT'S PART OF THEIR ROUTINE.

>> COOPER GOING FOR THE TAKE

DOWN, BUT LOST HIS BALANCE

THERE.

>> THE DEFENSE BY SOLEMN,

BACK TO HIS FEET.

SOLEMN WANTS TO KEEP THIS

FIGHT.

NO MISTAKE.

WE ASKED HIM WHAT'S THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TAKING ON

BRETT COOPER?

AND HE SAID I WORKED A LOT ON

MY TAKE DOWN DEFENSE FOR THIS

TIGHT.

COOPER WILL SHOOT, BUT

MARSHALL NEVER.

>> AND THE FAINT ON THE SPIN

BY SOLEMN.

BY COOPER.

SLAPPING KICK FROM BRETT

COOPER

>> GOOD LEFT HOOK BY COOPER.

WOBBLES SOLEMN.

>> RIGHT HAPPENED BY COOPER

>> YOU HAVEN'T SEEN HIM HURT

MANY TIMES.

HE IS HURT.

HE IS DEFINITELY HURT

>> SOLEMN CASTING THE FOOT OF

COOPER.

>> COOPER SHOWING A LOT OF

RESPECT FOR SOLEMN.

HE HAD HIM HURT.

OVER HAND RIGHT BY ALEXANDER

SHLEMENKO.

>> 50 SECONDS REMAINING IN

ROUND ONE OF THIS WORLD TIGHT

EEL FIGHT.

>> GIVING SOLEMN TIE TO CLEAR

HIS HEAD.

LEFT AND THE RIGHT LANDS FROM

SOLEMN.

>> A LOT OF FAINTING FROM

THIS CHAMPION FROM THE FIGHT

>> UPPER CUT BY COOPER

>> WHEN HE KNOWS YOUR STYLE,

YOU CAN WAIT HIM AND THROWS

THE THINGS HE'S USE TO SEEING.

THEY CAN SET UP YOUR OTHER

OFFENSE.

A SMART FIGHTER.

>> CLOSING SECONDS OF ROUND

NUMBER ONE, A LOT OF PATIENCE

FROM BOTH MEN.

>> YOU HEAR THE SPINNING

SHOT, BANG, RIGHT TO THE HEAD.

YOU SEE HERE THAT'S A SHORT

LEFT HAND.

THAT HURT SOLEMN, THAT PUT HIM

ON HIS HEELS.

HE WAS WOULD BEBLY AFTER THAT