ProMMANow guide to Bellator 98

Bellator MMA was set to kick off their ninth season with a respectable card. However, medical issues have forced Joe Riggs and Joe Warren off the card, so a lot of the shine has dissipated. However, there is still a middleweight title fight and the first round of another Bellator tournament. The card takes place tomorrow night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card will air live on Spike.

Bellator MMA 98 kicks off Season 9 with Alexander Shlemenko vs. Doug Marshall championship headliner

Bellator MMA Middleweight Champ Alexander 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.