Bellator 57 Preview: Alexander Shlemenko vs. Vitor Vianna Breakdown

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Bellator 57 Preview: Alexander Shlemenko vs. Vitor Vianna Breakdown

At Bellator 57, the next middleweight title challenger will be decided as Alexander Shlemenko takes on Vitor Vianna.

For Shlemenko, the road to this fight has looked rather simple, finishing Zelg Galesic in the first round via guillotine choke and Brian Rogers by TKO in the second round of the semi-finals.

Vianna has looked just as impressive, coming back from a close split decision win over Sam Alvey in the first round to destroy Bryan Baker in 54 seconds in the second round and clinch a spot in the final.

Shlemenko has been in this situation before, winning Bellator's middleweight tournament in season two, only to fall to Hector Lombard in October 2010.

The road to redemption runs through Orillia for him as Lombard still stands tall as the middleweight champion, awaiting the winner of this fight.

Let's take a look at a few things going into this fight.

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