Shlemenko-Vasilevsky is one of the most important bouts M-1 Global has
promoted in years. Not only is it a pairing of two battle-tested
veterans and countrymen, the style match-up is a particularly exciting
one, given Vasilevsky‘s aggressive boxing and top position attack
against Shlemenko‘s sudden spinning and flying killshots.
On top of that, over the last two years or so across the entire MMA landscape,
the middleweight division has evolved from being “Anderson Silva‘s
division” to a much more complete and entertaining weight class.
A matchup like Shlemenko-Vasilevsky is not only fantastic matchmaking,
it’s a middleweight sign of the times.