Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Jr. vs Salter?
Rafael Lovato Jr beat John Salter by submission in the 3rd round, during the co-main event of Bellator 205, on Friday 21st September 2018 at Centurylink Arena in Boise.
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).
Jr. vs Salter stats
Rafael Lovato Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
John Salter made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Salter had a large advantage in power over Lovato Jr, boosting at 47% knock out percentage over Lovato Jr's 25%.
Rafael Lovato Jr was the older man by 2 years, at 38 years old.
Lovato Jr had a height advantage of 2 inches over Salter. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Lovato Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 5 year and 5 months later than Salter, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 18 less professional rounds, 21 to Salter's 39.