Melvin “No Mercy” Manhoef will be fighting Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko at Bellator 133 on February 13, 2015 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. The fight will be the main event of the main card and it features two middleweight veterans to the sport of mixed martial arts. Both fighters bring a ton of professional fighting experience and this fight looks like it should be a good one.

Melvin “No Mercy” Manhoef brings a professional record of 29 wins and 12 losses with 1 draw and 1 no contest (Sherdog.com). The 38-year-old from Amsterdam Netherlands is coming off of a loss to Joe Schilling by way of knockout (punches). This will be his third fight in Bellator, but Manhoef has been fighting professionally since 1995 where he won his first fight against Jordy Jonkers in Battle of Amstelveen (BOA).

Shlemenko holds a professional record of 51 wins and 9 losses (Sherdog.com). Unlike Manhoef, Shlemenko has fought fourteen times in Bellator, dating back to Bellator Fighting Championships 16 on April 29, 2010. He won his last fight against Yasubey Enomoto (unanimous decision), but he lost his last Bellator fight to Brandon Halsey by submission (rear naked choke). The 30 year old from Omsk, Omsk Oblast Russia, looks to win his astounding fifty-second professional fight of his career on February 13.

This fight has all the makings of a fight that will end in a KO/TKO. The reason for this would be the two main event fighters combining for an absurd amount of KO/TKO’s. When adding up both fighters KO/TKO victories you get the number fifty-six. Shlemenko has won twenty-nine of his fights by KO/TKO, which is 57% of his victories. Manhoef on the other hand has won twenty-seven of his fights by KO/TKO, which is an impressive 93% of his victories. Both fighters bring the ability to end the fight in an instant and put on a great show for the fans.

The Bellator 133 main event should not disappoint if you are a fan of KO/TKO’s. Both fighters are not known for ending a fight by submission, but instead they focus on their impressive KO/TKO ability. Shlemenko has won eight of his fights by submission, but that is only 8% of his victories, while Manhoef has never won a fight by submission; moral of the story is that there should be some fireworks in the main event of Bellator 133 on February 13, 2015 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.