Alexander Shlemenko vs. Maiquel Falcao

9:30

The middleweight championship is up for grabs as Maiquel Falcao takes on Alexander Shlemenko.

>> ALL RIGHT, ARE YOU READY,

SIR?

ARE YOU READY, SIR?

LET'S GO, FIGHT!

>> THE BELL IN ROUND NUMBER

ONE.

>> I WAS TALKING TO MARCELO,

MAIQUEL'S COACH AND HE SAYS

THE PLAN IS STAY TIGHT.

DON'T GIVE SCHLEMENKO ANY

SPACE.

>> SCHLEMENKO THE RUSSIAN IS

IN THE BLACK TRUNKS, FALCAO

IS IN THE WHITE TRUNKS.

FALCAO TRYING TO LOCK DOWN

SCHLEMENKO.

HE DOES IT WITH THAT KNEE.

>> YOU CAN TELL HE'S TRYING

TO GET HIS CLINCH GAME

GOING.

>> RIGHT KNEE.

JUST MISSES.

>> THE ONLY TIME SOMEONE HAS

THROWN HANDS WITH SCHLEMENKO

AND BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN

BLOERTD WAS THE FIRST ROUND.

IN THAT FIGHT HE DID WELL BY

KEEPING IT CLOSE AND MAKING

IT ABOUT THE SHORT RANGE

PUNCHES.

THAT'S WHAT FALCAO HAS TO DO

IN THIS FIGHT TO BE

SUCCESSFUL.

>> TAKEDOWN TO MAKE IT GO

RIGHT BACK TO HIS SEAT.

FALCAO STAYING STICKY.

HOLDING AN KEEP CLOSE.

DON'T GIVE SCHLEMENKO ROOM.

DON'T LET HIM GET THROUGH

FOR THE STRIKE.

>> GOOD LEFT HAND ON THE

INSIDE.

GET CAUGHT.

NEXT WEEK THURSDAY NIGHT

10:00 P.M.

EASTERN TIME, THE CHAMPION,

HERE.

>> ONE THING I DON'T THINK

SCHLEMENKO WANTS TO DO IS

GET IN EXCHANGE.

ONE PUNCH POWER.

>> OUTSIDE TRIP BY

SCHLEMENKO.

FALCAO KEEPING HIS MAN

CLOSE.

REFEREE DAN.

>> SCHLEMENKO IS JUST

HOLDING ON HERE.

>> THERE'S THE STAND UP.

SPINNING BACK KICK.

>> SERIES ON HOW TO DEFEND

THIS STRIKE.

ONE IS TO STEP OUT.

THE OTHER IS STEP IN.

WHAT DO YOU SUBSCRIBE TO?

>> STEP IN.

>> THAT LET'S HIM FOLLOW UP.

GET INSIDE, STEP UP THAT

MOMENTUM.

>> WE'VE SEEN FIGHTERS IN

THE BELLATOR CAGE AGAINST

SCHLEMENKO TRYING TO

IMPLEMENT BOTH STRATEGIES.

RARELY HATS ANYONE BEEN

SUCCESSFUL.

>> I THINK BRIAN ROGERS

TUCKED UNDER A LOT OF THOSE

SPINNING MOVES WITH THE

TAKEDOWN.

>> 90 SECOND REMAINING IN

ROUND ONE OF THIS BELLATOR

MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

FIGHT.

>> FALCAO ENDED UP IN BAD

POSITION.

>> FIGHTERS IMMEDIATELY BACK

TO THEIR FEET AS SCHLEMENKO

LANDED ON TOP.

>> JERRID WAS SUCCESSFUL

GETTING HIS TAKEDOWN GOING,

STAYING ON TOP.

HE'S A MUCH MORE

ACCOMPLISHED WRESTLER THAN

AT ALL -- AT ALL COAST.

>> -- FALCAO.

>> KNEE FROM SCHLEMENKO.

SHORT LEFT HAND FROM FALCAO.

>> THERE'S THE KNEE AND THE

KNEE AGAIN.

RIGHT THERE, FALCAO SHOWING

HIS PHYSICAL STRENGTH.

>> THAT'S A STRONG DUDE.

ONE THING THOUGH THAT

STRATEGY IS STAYING IN

SCHLEMENKO'S FACE CAUSES A

LOT OF ENERGY.

>> SCHLEMENKO WENT FOR THE

OUTSIDE TRIP FROM THE BODY

LOCK.

NEARLY HAD IT.

ELBOW FROM SCHLEMENKO.

SCHLEMENKO PULLS OUT.

WE'LL GO TO ROUND TWO.