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Bellator 98: Cooper Replaces Marshall

Doug Marshall

A broken hand for Doug Marshall has forced a change to the Bellator 98 lineup. Replacing the Season 8 tournament champion will be Season 8 runner-up Brett Cooper. The bout between Cooper and Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko will remain as the night’s main event.

The card will also feature former champion Joe Warren taking on bantamweight Nick Kirk and the Fight Master: Bellator MMA final. The card will take place at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut on September 7 and serve as the launch for Bellator MMA Season 9.

Bellator 98 Fight Card:

Main Card (SpikeTV)

  • Bellator Middleweight Title Fight: Champion Alexander Shlemenko vs. Doug Marshall
  • Bellator Bantamweight Feature Fight: Joe Warren vs. Nick Kirk
  • Fight Master: Bellator MMA Final: TBA vs. TBA
  • Bellator Middleweight Quarterfinal Fight: Brett Cooper vs. Andreas Spang
  • Bellator Middleweight Quarterfinal Fight: Dan Cramer vs. Perry Filkins
  • Bellator Middleweight Quarterfinal Fight: Brian Rogers vs. Mikkel Parlo
  • Bellator Middleweight Quarterfinal Fight: Jason Butcher vs. Giva Santana

Preliminary Card

  • Derek Anderson vs. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire
  • Jeff Nader vs. Mike Mucitelli
  • Dave Vitkay vs. Brennan Ward
  • Andrew Calandrelli vs. Ryan Quinn
  • Nick Piedmont vs. Matt Bessette
  • Glenn Allair vs. Riso Disciullo
  • Josh Diekman vs. Parker Porter

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