When Bellator starts their Season 9, it will feature middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko defending his belt against Season 8 winner Doug Marshall.
Shlemenko took the vacant title by knocking out Maiquel Falcao in two rounds. It improved him to 47-7.
Marshall has won all four of his Bellator fights. One came via split-decision and the rest by first round knockout.
Also, Fight Master coach and former featherweight champion Joe Warren returns opposite Nick Kirk.
Bellator 99 is Saturday, September 7. It comes from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.