Bellator 88 LIVE results and play-by-play

Bellator 88 goes down this evening at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. and is headlined with a middleweight championship bout between Alexander Shlemenko and Maiquel Falcao for the vacant Bellator 185 pound title.

Interview: Get to know Akop Stepanyan ahead of his featherweight tournament bout at Bellator 88 *VIDEO*

Twenty-six-year-old Russian kickboxer Akop Stepanyan (12-4) returns to the Bellator cage Thursday against Marlon Sandro in the quarterfinal round of the Season 8 featherweight tournament.

ProMMAnow.com reporter Daniel Theodore recently sat down with Stepanyan to talk about his background and accomplishments in martial arts and why becoming the best he can in MMA is his ultimate goal. Stepanyan also shared his thoughts on the match-up with Marlon Sandro (23-4) and how he feels about facing such a well-known and accomplished veteran.

ProMMAnow.com’s Guide to Bellator 88

This Thursday, Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV. The card, which takes place at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., features the first round of this season’s featherweight tournament as well as a middleweight title fight between tournament winners Alexander Shlemenko and Maiquel Falcao.

Bellator 88 weigh-in results

Fighter weigh-ins for Bellator 88 took place this afternoon at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., the same location that will host Thursday’s fight card featuring all four Season 8 featherweight tournament quarterfinal match-ups, as well as a middleweight championship bout between Alexander Shlemenko and Maiquel Falcao for the vacant Bellator 185 pound title.

Interview: Alexander Shlemenko predicts quick finish of Maiquel Falcao in Bellator 88 title fight *VIDEO*

ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) reporter Daniel Theodore recently sat down with Bellator middleweight contender Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko (46-7) who will challenge for the vacant 185-pound title on Feb. 7 at Bellator 88 when he takes on Maiquel Falcao (31-4, 1 NC).