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Bellator 162: ‘Shlemenko vs Grove’ recap, Ortiz vs Sonnen debate, Liam McGeary interview

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Bellator 162 ‘Shlemenko vs Grove’ took place last night (Fri., Oct. 21, 2016) at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. MMA Mania brings you a post-fight recap, results, .gifs and interview highlights featuring Alexander Shlemenko vs. Kendall Grove in the main event!

Bellator 162: “Shlemenko vs. Grove” came to FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn., last night (Fri., Oct. 21, 2016) live on Spike TV. The card was headlined by two key fights at middleweight and heavyweight.

Former TUF winner Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove was on a two fight win streak in Bellator (both coming by knockout) coming into the main event, but former champion Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko had something to prove after over a year away. Who would prevail in this epic clash?

The first round saw both men have their moments, each scoring hard blows to the head, though Shlemenko arguably won more of the exchanges. Shlemenko’s spinning strikes kept Grove guessing even when he had an advantage with his reach.

What a round!! @kendallgrovemma in between rounds! #Bellator162 on @spike! pic.twitter.com/ThjP2xePCM

— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) October 22, 2016

In the second round the scorecards were academic once Shlemenko landed a left to the liver and a right hook to the chin, leaving Grove unable to stand up and Shlemenko to storm in and get the TKO at 1:43.

Shlemenko and his translator spoke to Jimmy Smith after the fight.

“I always was confident. Thank you guys. I think Melvin (Manhoef) will win and I want Melvin again.”

[email protected] has a message for his Russian and American fans! #Bellator162 pic.twitter.com/7W6qbIsHWy

— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) October 22, 2016

All of the fights ran short on tonight’s main card but thankfully Bellator prepared a “debate” between Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz to fill some ….View full article

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