Bjorn Rebney Says Tito Will Have 35 Pounds On Alexander

During a recent interview, Bellator Boss, Bjorn Rebney spoke about the upcoming bout between his middleweight champion, Alexander Shlemenko and Tito Ortiz. Heres what he had to say regarding the matter:

“It’s 20 pounds on paper, but legitimately, Shlemenko walks around at 190.” Rebney told “He’s a guy who cuts four pounds, who stops eating big meals a day and a half before the fight to cut four pounds of water weight to make 185. He’s a typical Eastern European fighter who’s not interested in the cut. By the time that fight goes into the cage, you’re probably looking at a 30-, 35-pound weight disparity between Tito and Alexander. I think that’s what gives a lot of the punch behind that big fight that we’ve got coming up in May. That guy’s going to turn over numbers, but it’s the spinning back fists, it’s his amazingly exciting style, coupled with the fact that he’s got that whole Drago persona. Literally, we’ve had the guy signed for four years and I think I’ve seen him smile three times.”

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