Bellator 98 Weigh-In Results: Shlemenko and Cooper Ready for Main Event
By FCF Staff
Bellator held the official weigh-ins this afternoon for its Season Nine premiere tomorrow in Uncasville, Connecticut, for a card that had two fighters deemed ineligible to compete.
After the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation announced that Joe Warren was deemed ineligible to compete, Andreas Spang was also not cleared to fight. The specific reasons why were not disclosed.
As a result, a scrap between Brennan Ward and Justin Torrey has been inserted into the middleweight tourney. Warren will fight bantamweight Nick Kirk at a later date.
Bellator 98 will be headlined by a middleweight scrap between champion Alexander Shlemenko and Brett Cooper. Here are the official weigh-in results for the card, which will be broadcast on SPIKE.
Bellator Middleweight World Title Fight: Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko (183.3) vs. Brett Cooper (184.8)
Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Justin Torrey (185) vs. Brennan Ward (185.3)
Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Jeremy Kimball (186) vs. Perry Filkins (186)
Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Brian Rogers (185) vs. Mikkel Parlo (185)
Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Jason Butcher (184.5) vs. Giva Santana (185.5)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Derek Anderson (154) vs. Patricky Pitbull (155)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Jeff Nader (204) vs. Mike Mucitelli (204)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Andrew Calandrelli (156) vs. Ryan Quinn (155)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Nick Piedmont (145.5) vs. Matt Bessette (144.8)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Glenn Allair (135) vs. Rico Disciullo (135.3)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Josh Diekman (243) vs. Parker Porter (260)