Bellator is back on Spike TV in less than two hours to kickoff Season 9 . The main card is loaded with middleweights.
The show is headlined with middleweight champ Alexander Shlemenko making his first title defense opposite Brett Cooper. An injury to the No. 1 contender allowed Cooper to get a crack at the gold.
All four quarterfinal fights for the Season 9 middleweight tournament are also set. Here’s this season’s tournament: Justin Torrey vs. Brennan Ward, Jeremy Kimball vs. Perry Filkins, Mikkel Parlo vs. Brian Rogers and Jason Butcher vs. Giva Santana.
Bellator 98 is later today, September 7, from Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena with a main card that starts at 8 p.m. ET on Spike TV. For play-by-play and the fallout, check back with FightLine.
Below is a video preview of Bellator 98.