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Shlemenko, Falcao to fight for title

Updated: December 14, 2012, 6:17 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Bellator will crown a new middleweight champion on Feb. 7, when tournament winners Alexander Shlemenko and Maiquel Falcao meet in Duluth, Ga., promotion officials announced Friday.

"Shlemenko versus Falcao is a spectacular world title fight," Bellator chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney said.

Shlemenko (46-7) was expected to face former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard earlier this year in a rematch of their October 2010 bout.

But Lombard, ...

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