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Shlemenko suspended for failed test

The California State Athletic Commission has indefinitely suspended Bellator MMA middleweight Alexander Shlemenko for a failing a fight night drug test on Feb. 13.

CSAC executive director Andy Foster confirmed Shlemenko's positive test to ESPN.com on Tuesday. The test was taken just before Shelemenko's second-round knockout of Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 133 in Fresno.

Foster could not reveal which substances Shlemenko tested positive for because of privacy laws but said there were multiple violations.

In addition to the suspension, the CSAC issued Shlemenko a maximum fine of $2,500 and changed the result of the fight to a no-contest.

According to Foster, Shlemenko's purse for the fight was $20,000, which includes a $10,000 win bonus. Under the current statutes in California, Shlemenko will actually keep the win bonus.

Shlemenko (51-9) defeated Manhoef with a spinning backfist in the 185-pound fight. The Russian is a former Bellator champion and defended the middleweight title three times before losing it to Brandon Halsey in September.