In Bellator 133’s headlining act, former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko was pitted against the always heavy-handed Melvin Manhoef.
Shlemenko, who was making his Bellator return, was able to land a clean spinning back fist that flatlined Manhoef. The brutal knockout loss marked Manhoef’s second straight in just three short months and the fifth in the 38-year-old’s career.
As for Shlemenko, the Russian earned his 52nd career victory and 30th knockout.
Watch Shlemenko’s spinning back fist knockout over Melvin Mahoef below: