[ads1]Bellator MMA Middleweight Champ Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko (47-7) is set to defend his title against Season 8 185-pound Tournament Winner Doug “The Rhino” Marshall (18-6) in the Bellator MMA 98 main event Saturday, Sept. 7, LIVE on Spike TV from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.
Bellator MMA 98 will also feature the opening rounds of the Season 9 Middleweight Tournament and include the live “Fight Master” Tournament Final. Also, former Bellator MMA Featherweight Champion Joe Warren (8-3) returns to action at Bantamweight against Minnesota’s Nick Kirk (10-2).
Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney commented:
“This Fall’s season is the most stacked season we’ve ever had and this special Saturday night, 3-hour kick off free on Spike TV is an amazing first act. This Middleweight World Title fight has fight of the year written all over it. Adding Joe’s return, the Fight Master finale and the opening round of the Middleweight tourney will be an incredible night of fights at Mohegan Sun.”
Bellator MMA 98 Main Card:
- Bellator Middleweight World Title Fight: Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko (47-7) vs. Doug Marshall (18-6)
- Bellator Bantamweight Feature Fight: Joe Warren (8-3) vs. Nick Kirk (10-2)
- Bellator Middle Weight Quarterfinal Fight: Brett Cooper (19-8) vs. Andreas Spang (8-3)
- Bellator Middle Weight Quarterfinal Fight: Dan Cramer (10-4) vs. Perry Filkins (7-1)
- Bellator Middle Weight Quarterfinal Fight: Brian Rogers (10-5) vs. Mikkel Parlo (9-1)
- Bellator Middle Weight Quarterfinal Fight: Jason Butcher (6-0) vs. Giva Santana (18-2)