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Bellator 98: Shlemenko vs Cooper - fight recap


Event: Bellator 98: Shlemenko vs Cooper

Date: September 7, 2013

Location: Uncasville, Connecticut

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena

Broadcast: MTV2 and Spike TV


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Bellator 98 took place on September 7, 2013 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV. It marked the season debut of season nine.

Bellator 98 was suppose to feature a Bellator Middleweight Championship bout between Alexander Shlemenko and Season 8 Middleweight Tournament Winner Doug Marshall. However, on August 19 Marshall was forced out of the title bout due to an injury and was replaced by Season 8 Middleweight Tournament Runner Up Brett Cooper.

Alexander Shlemenko took a unanimous decision from Brett Cooper on Saturday in the main event of Bellator 98. The champ was nearly finished and hurt on several occasions, but eked out a 48-47 nod from the judges. He was nearly a 7-to-1 favorite in the fight.

Alexander Shlemenko vs Brett Cooper:

Round 5: Shlemenko gets a body lock and pulls Cooper to the ground with two minutes to go. Cooper is back on his feet 20 seconds later, taking two hard combinations to the face before being slammed to the canvas again. Cooper walks up the fence to get to his knees, then his feet, but he eats a forearm to the face along the way.

Another takedown goes for Shlemenko with 40 seconds on the clock; he stands and dives back down, trying to bomb with punches and put Cooper away, but Shlemenko runs out of time and this one is going to the judges.

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