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Bellator 114 Features Middleweight Title Bout Between Alexander Shlemenko vs. Brennan Ward

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The Maverick Center in West Valley City, Utah has been given a middleweight title fight on Friday March 28th.

Alexander Shlemenko (49-7) will defend his title opposite Brennan Ward (9-1) in the main event of Bellator 114 via a Bellator press release.

Shlemenko seeks his coveted 50th career win while Brennan will vie for just his tenth.

“I saw Brennan Ward in the last tournament, he was impressive,” Shlemenko said. “But he is a young fighter, while I have experience on my side.  My experience will be my strongest weapon in this fight.”

Brennan has a very tough task ahead of him as Shlemenko has won 12 straight with his most recent coming by knockout from a shot to the body of Doug Marshall at Bellator 109.

“Simply put, I’m looking forward to bringing the heat and taking the belt away, Cold War style,”

Also on the card, Rad Martinez (14-3) takes on Edson Berto (17-11-1) in a featherweight clash that could move them one step closer to a shot at the title.

“I like to think I’ve had a pretty good career and as I’m getting older, I’ve got a beautiful wife and a daughter on the way, the time is right to walk away and focus on being a husband and a father,” Martinez said. “The time was right to walk away while I still have my health, and to be a fantastic father and husband. It means so much to me that Bellator would give me my last fight in Utah so I can have a sendoff in front of all my friends and family. Bellator has treated me so well through my career, and I’m incredibly proud to have my last fight in the Bellator cage.”  

(Courtesy Bellator MMA)
(Courtesy Bellator MMA)

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