Bellator is back with live action in less than 24 hours. Season 9 starts with Bellator 98, where all 20 fighters hit the mark at today’s weigh-ins.
The show is headlined with middleweight champ Alexander Shlemenko making his first title defense opposite Brett Cooper. The middleweight tournament also starts on the card.
Bellator 98 is September 7 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. The prelims start at 6 p.m. ET and stream online. Main card fights begin at 8 p.m. ET and air live on Spike TV.
Alexander Shlemenko (183.3 lbs.) vs. Brett Cooper (184.8 lbs.) for the middleweight championship
Justin Torrey (185 lbs.) vs. Brennan Ward (185.3 lbs.) in the middleweight tournament opening round
Jeremy Kimball (186 lbs.) vs. Perry Filkins (186 lbs.) in the middleweight tournament opening round
Brian Rogers (185 lbs.) vs. Mikkel Parlo (185 lbs.) in the middleweight tournament opening round
Jason Butcher (184.5 lbs.) vs. Giva Santana (185.5 lbs.) in the middleweight tournament opening round
Derek Anderson (154 lbs.) vs. Patricky Pitbull (155 lbs.)
Jeff Nader (204 lbs.) vs. Mike Mucitelli (204 lbs.)
Andrew Calandrelli (156 lbs.) vs. Ryan Quinn (155 lbs.)
Nick Piedmont (145.5 lbs.) vs. Matt Bessette (144.8 lbs.)
Glenn Allair (135 lbs.) vs. Rico Disciullo (135.3 lbs.)
Josh Diekman (243 lbs.) vs. Parker Porter (260 lbs.)