Alexander Shlemenko formally appeals his suspension with California State Athletic Commission

Former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko failed his Bellator 133 post fight drug test in February and he has formally appealed the suspension.

California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Andy Foster confirmed to The MMA Report on Wednesday that Shlemenko has formally filed an appeal.

Shlemenko received an indefinite suspension last month for multiple violations of Rule 303. At that time, Foster was not legally allowed to state the substances due to California state law.

With Shlemenko filing an appeal, the substances that he tested positive for will become public record. The date of his hearing with the California State Athletic Commission has not been determined at this time according to Foster and it’s expected that hearing will take place in the next two months.