The end of Season 9 for Bellator has seen two title fights swap cards. Bellator 108 now has heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov vs. Vitaly Minakov and Bellator 109 is headlined with middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko vs. Doug Marshall.
Alexander Volkov is 19-3 with time spent for M-1. He captured the belt almost a full year ago and has been on the sides waiting to defend it.
Shlemenko has been with Bellator for a few years and won the vacant title this year. He took a decision over Brett Cooper in his first title defense.
No exact reason for the change was given.
Bellator 108 is November 15 in Atlantic City, NJ and Bellator 109 is a week later from the Sands Casino Event Center in Bethlehem, PA.