- 8-1 MMA / 2-0 Bellator Record
- 6 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Louis Taylor, Jonas Billstein, Jeremy Kimball
- 7-1 MMA / 3-1 Bellator Record
- 2 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Justin Torrey
- 7-0 MMA / 4-0 Bellator Record
- 7 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Duane Bastress, Jack Hermansson, Giva Santana
- 10-1 MMA / 2-1 Bellator Record
- Won 10 of Last 11 Fights
- Notable Wins: Gregor Herb, Jared Combs, Brian Rogers
October 4th, 2013
Visalia Convention Center
After a slow start, Perry Filkins came roaring back in the final two rounds and eventually stopped Jeremy Kimball in the third round with a submission to advance to this year’s tournament semifinals. He’s now won six-straight fights in his career, including a unanimous decision win over German prospect Jonas Billstein at Bellator 81.
After Andreas Spang was deemed “unfit to fight” the day before Bellator 98, Brennan Ward was given the opportunity of a lifetime, taking his place in this year’s middleweight tournament. Ward made the most of his opportunity, stopping Justin Torrey in the second round via TKO to stake his claim in the semifinals. He’s now 3-1 under the Bellator banner, with all three wins coming by stoppages (2 KO/TKO, 1 Submission).
Jason Butcher found out in the first round that his ground game isn’t quite up to par against Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, Giva Santana, but changed is game in the second to earn a second round TKO finish and a spot in the semifinals. Butcher remains undefeated in his young mixed martial arts career at 7-0, with all seven victories being stoppage wins (2 KO/TKO, 5 Submission).
Mikkel Parlo advanced to the second round of a Bellator tournament for the first time at Bellator 98, following a unanimous decision victory over fan favorite, Brian Rogers. He’s now 2-1 in Bellator, with his only professional loss being a unanimous decision loss to Sultan Aliev in the quarterfinals of last year’s middleweight tourney.