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Bellator To Crown New Middleweight Champion On Spike TV In February

Bellator officials have signed a middleweight match to crown a new champion for the February 7 show on Spike TV from Georgia.

Former tournament winners Alexander Shlemenko and Maiquel Falcao will meet to determine a new world champion.

Hector Lombard vacated the title upon signing with the UFC earlier this year.

Shlemenko (46-7) is on a nine-fight win streak, while Falcao (31-4) enters on a four-fight win streak. Shlemenko won his second Bellator tourney title in 2011; Falcao captured one this year by besting Andreas Spang.

“Shlemenko vs. Falcao is a spectacular world title fight,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “If you like fights, this one has fight of the year written all over it.”

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