The opening rounds of the Season 9 middleweight tournament have been added to Bellator 98. They join a card that is headlined with middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko taking on Doug Marshall.
The brackets include: Brett Cooper vs. Andreas Spang, Dan Cramer vs. Perry Filkins, Mikkel Parlo vs. Brian Rogers and Jason Butcher vs. Giva Santana.
Like all Bellator tournaments, the winner takes $100,000 and guaranteed title shot. Also on the main card is the bantamweight tournament opening round with Joe Warren vs. Nick Kirk.
Bellator 98 is September 7 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The main card airs live on Spike TV.