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Who won Mousasi vs Salter?
Gegard Mousasi beat John Salter by , during the main event of Bellator 264, on Friday 13th August 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Gegard Mousasi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
This contest was for the vacant Bellator middleweight championship.
Mousasi vs Salter stats
Gegard Mousasi stepped into the ring with a record of 47 wins, 7 loses and 2 draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.
John Salter made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Mousasi had advantage in power over Salter, with a 55% knock out percentage over Salter's 39%.
Gegard Mousasi was the younger man by 1 year, at 36 years old.
Mousasi had a height advantage of 1 inch over Salter. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Mousasi was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 34 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 5 years and 11 months earlier than Salter, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 62 more professional rounds, 104 to Salter's 42.
Mousasi vs Salter form
Mousasi had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Douglas Lima at Bellator 250 on 29th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Lyoto Machida at Bellator 228 on 28th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Rafael Lovato Jr at Bellator 223 on 22nd June 2019 by majority decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at SSE Arena, London, England.
Before that, he had won against Rory MacDonald at Bellator 206 on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.
He had beat Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 200 on 25th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Mousasi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Salter's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.