Get ready for this exciting #Bellator98 Lightweight Preliminary Fight!
Bellator MMA Season 9 began with a middleweight title fight between Alexander Shlemenko and Brett Cooper, who went toe-to-toe in a five-round classic. Also, the middleweight tournament started with four opening round fights. Watch the highlights from September 7, 2013.
Cooper gets his shot at Shlemenko and the Middleweight World Championship.