Alexander Shlemenko vs. Brandon Halsey official for rematch tomorrow in Russia

Alexander Shlemenko vs. Brandon Halsey official for rematch tomorrow in Russia

The rematch between former Bellator MMA middleweight champions Alexander Shlemenko and Brandon Halsey is official for tomorrow in St. Petersburg, Russia after both fighters made weight today.  Halsey defeated Shlemenko for the Bellator strap back at Bellator 126.  This time the fight will take place under the M-1 Global banner at M-1 Challenge 79.

WHEN: Thursday, June 1, 2017

WHERE: St. Petersburg, Russia

PROMOTER: M-1 Global

LIVE STREAM: www.m1global.tv (12.00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT in USA)

MAIN CARD

MAIN EVENT – MIDDLEWEIGHTS — 3 X 5
Alexander “Stormk” SHLEMENKO (55-7-0, M-1: 5-0-0), Russia 183 lbs. (83.3 kg)
vs.
Brandon “Bull” Halsey (9-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), USA 186 lbs. (84.4 kg)

LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Arda “Boma Ye” Adas (7-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Germany 168 lbs. (76.5 kg)
vs.
Sergey Romanov (10-1-0, M-1: 3-2-0), Russia 169 1/2 lbs. (77.1 kg)

LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Michael “Sassarito” Silva (18-5-1 (M-1: 0-0-0) Brazil 154 lbs. (69.9 kg)
vs.
Alexey “Ataman” Makhno (13-5-0, M-1: 3-2-0), Russia 154 1/2 lbs. (70.3 kg)

MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Oleg Olenichev (8-4-0, m-1: 1-0-0), Russia 184 lbs. (83.5 kg)
vs.
Enoc Solves Torres (19-9-1, M-1: 5-6-1), Spain 183 1/2 lbs. ( 83.4 kg)

BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Dragan “Little Wonder” Pesic (13-7-0, M-1: 0-0-0), UK 147 lbs. (67.0 kg)
vs.
Dalgiev Khamzat (8-1-0, M-1: 5-1-0), Russia 148 1/2 lbs. (67.5 kg)

PRELIMINARY CARD

HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Anton Vyazigin (7-1-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Russia 257 lbs. (116.8 kg)
vs.
Yuri Protsenko (8-3-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Ukraine 255 1/2 lbs. (116.1 kg)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Dmitriy Mikutsa (6-4-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Ukraine 209 lbs. (94.9 kg)
vs.
Dmitry Tebekin (5-2-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Russia 205 lbs. (93.1 kg)

WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Dejan Stefanoski (5-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Macedonia 172 lbs. (78.1 kg)
vs.
Danila Prikaza
(6-1-1, M-1: 4-1-0), Russia 169 lbs. (77.0 kg)

BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
“The Finisher” Josh Rettinghose (14-4-0, M-1: 2-0-0), USA 138 lbs. (62.9 kg)
vs.
Bakhtiyar “Baha” Toychubaev (6-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), 136 lbs. (62.0 kg)

“Hellboy” Won Jun Jang (4-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0) 134 1/2 lbs. (61.2 kg)
vs.
Bair Shtepin (3-2-0, M-1: 0-2-0), Russia 134 lbs. (61.0 kg)

BANTAMWEIGHTS — 3 X 5
Almog Shay (2-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Israel 135 lbs. (61.3 kg)
vs.
Alexander Ostetrov (1-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia 134 lbs. (61.1 kg)