Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Eblen vs Salter?
Johnny Eblen beat John Salter by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of Bellator 276, on Friday 11th March 2022 at The Family Arena in St. Louis.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 in favor of winner Johnny Eblen.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Eblen vs Salter stats
Johnny Eblen stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
John Salter made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Eblen had advantage in power over Salter, with a 50% knock out percentage over Salter's 39%.
Johnny Eblen was the younger man by 7 years, at 30 years old.
Eblen was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 8 year and 3 months later than Salter, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 16 less professional rounds, 26 to Salter's 42.
Eblen vs Salter form
John Salter had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 264 on 13th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Andrew Kapel at Bellator 244 on 21st August 2020 by submission in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had beat Costello van Steenis at Bellator 233 on 8th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
Before that, he had won against Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 210 on 30th November 2018 by submission in the 1st round at WinStar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville.
He had been beaten by Rafael Lovato Jr at Bellator 205 on 21st September 2018 by submission in the 3rd round at Centurylink Arena, Boise.
Eblen's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Salter's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.