The return of Bellator MMA is this coming Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Unfortunately the card lost a big fight. It was reported by SI.com and confirmed by BetweenTheRopes.com that the Bellator MMA Reality SHow: Fight Mastewr finale is postponed due to an eye injury suffered by Joe Riggs in training about three weeks ago.
Riggs tweeted a photo of his eye earlier today.
Just so there's no confusion, this is what my eye looked like the night of my injury. But I'm good now lol pic.twitter.com/71WSc1s93v
— JOE RIGGS (@DIESELRIGGSMMA) September 3, 2013
The finale was supposed to feature Riggs facing off with Mike Bronzoulis. No date has been announced as to when the fight will take place.
The main event of this Saturday’s card will feature Alexander Shlemenko facing Brett Cooper for the Bellator MMA middleweight title with the co-main event featuring former Bellator MMA featherweight champion Joe Warren battling Nick Kirk. You can catch the main card starting at 8 p.m. ET on Spike TV.
Here is the rest of the card for Bellator 98:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 8 p.m. ET)
Alexander Shlemenko vs. Brett Cooper – for middleweight title
Joe Warren vs. Nick Kirk – bantamweight tournament opening round
Andreas Spang vs. Justin Torrey – Season 9 middleweight tournament opening round
Perry Filkins vs. Jeremy Kimball – Season 9 middleweight tournament opening round
Mikkel Parlo vs. Brian Rogers – Season 9 middleweight tournament opening round
Jason Butcher vs. Giva Santana – Season 9 middleweight tournament opening round
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 6 p.m. ET)
Derek Anderson vs. Patricky Freire
Mike Mucitelli vs. Jeff Nader
Brennan Ward vs. Dave Vitkay
Andrew Calandrelli vs. Ryan Quinn
Matt Bessette vs. Nick Piedmont
Glenn Allaire vs. Rico DiSciullo
Josh Diekmann vs. Parker Porter