Bellator Boss: Tito Will Have A 35 Pound Weight Advantage Over Shlemenko

April 22, 2014 3:47 pm by BJPENN.COM News

“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.”

In a recent interview with, Bellator Boss, Bjorn Rebney discusses the upcoming bout between his middleweight champion, Alexander Shlemenko and Tito Ortiz, who is a natural light-heavyweight.

What happens to Tito’s rep if he loses to a man this size?

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