The official weigh-in event for tomorrow night's (Sept. 7, 2013) Bellator 98 fight card takes place today (Sept. 6) at 5 p.m. ET from The Cabaret Theater inside Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
All 22 fighters who stepped on the scales made weight, but not without a few last minute changes to the fight card.
Headlining the main event will be a middleweight title fight between champion Alexander Shlemenko and challenger Brett Cooper. Cooper was recently a runner-up in the Bellator season eight middleweight tournament but is stepping up as the first fighter to cash in on the new Bellator injury replacement clause as Doug Marshall was unable to compete.
Joe Warren was supposed to fight in the co-main event but was not medically cleared by the local commission.
Last but not least, the season nine middleweight tournament will be kicking off with the quarterfinals as top contenders Andreas Spang, Jeremy Kimball, Brian Rogers, Jason Butcher, Giva Santana and more all vie for a shot at the title.
Complete Bellator 98 weigh-in results are posted below:
185 lb. title: Alexander Shlemenko (183.25) vs. Brett Cooper (184.75)
135 lbs.: Joe Warren (8-3) vs. Nick Kirk (10-2)
185 lbs.: Justin Torrey (185) vs. Brennan Ward (185.25)*
185 lbs.: Jeremy Kimball (186) vs. Perry Filkins (186)
185 lbs.: Brian Rogers (185) vs. Mikkel Parlo (185)
185 lbs.: Jason Butcher (184.5) vs. Giva Santana (185.5)
155 lbs.: Derek Anderson (154) vs. Patricky Pitbull (155)
205 lbs.: Jeff Nader (204) vs. Mike Mucitelli (204
185 lbs. Dave Vitkay (12-12) vs. Brennan Ward (5-1)
155 lbs.: Andrew Calandrelli (156) vs. Ryan Quinn (155)
135 lbs.: Nick Piedmont (145.5) vs. Matt Bessette (144.75)
135 lbs.: Glenn Allair (135) vs. Rico Disciullo (135.25)
265 lbs.: Josh Diekman (243) vs. Parker Porter (260)
*Andreas Spang was pulled from the card by the commission, Brennan Ward will replace him in the tournament
Remember that MMAMania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Bellator 98, beginning with the Spike TV telecast starting at 8 p.m. ET tomorrow night (Sept. 7).
It's going to be a great night of fights so don't miss it, and remember to check us out for all the post-fight coverage after tomorrow night's card is wrapped up.
See you then!