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Alexander Shlemenko is Not Impressed With Maiquel Falcao

February 6, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Alexander Shlemenko recently spoke about Thursday night’s fight with Maiquel Falcao. Here are the highlights…

On Winning The Title: “I will prove that Russian fighters are the best and the strongest fighters in the world. Bellator middleweight championship belt is already mine. I’m just waiting for the moment to make it official.”

On Finishing Maiquel Falcao: “I will do everything to finish him by KO,” he said. “He will do everything for this fight to go to a judges’ decision. “I think I have the power and technique to KO anybody in the fight game, not just Falcao.”

His Feelings on Maiquel Falcao: “Maiquel Falcao is very well versed,” Shlemenko said. “He knows how to do everything, and he’s good at everything. He can kick, punch, knee, take down, etc. But his main weapon is that he thinks when he fights, and he is capable of changing his game plan during his fight. If he has trouble standing up, he will take the fight to the ground, and vice-versa. Also, the most dangerous thing about him is that he is fighting for every point on the judges’ scorecards. He tries to win every round and every portion of every round, which sometimes even hurts the spectacular factor of the fight. However, I wouldn’t say that I was really impressed with Falcao’s performances in Bellator. I noticed that he’s struggling for every point; he wants to win no matter what. He wouldn’t risk trying to KO his opponent. So I wasn’t impressed by the excitement of his fights, but his ability to struggle for every point makes him very dangerous.”

Credit: mmajunkie.com

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