Fighting heavier opponent, Alexander Shlemenko following path of Kazushi Sakuraba and Minowaman

MEMPHIS -- Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko spoke to MMA Fighting at Thursday's Bellator 120 pre-fight workouts to discuss his light heavyweight bout opposite Tito Ortiz, his opponents susceptibility to body shots, becoming a more popular attraction in America and why he sees himself moonlighting at light heavyweight as a modern-day Kazushi Sakuraba or Ikuhisa Minowa.

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