The undefeated black belt in Bjj and former world jiu jitsu champion Rafael Lovato Jr entered this fight with a perfect mma record of 8-0-0 (87% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.38 middleweight in the world. In his last three bouts he has won over Mike Rhodes, Chris Honeycutt (Chris Honeycutt vs Rafael Lovato Jr) and Gerald Harris (Rafael Lovato Jr vs Gerald Harris).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu John Salter, has a record of 15-3-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.31 in the same weight class. He suffered his last defeat when he faced Reggie Pena in 2012, since then he has won seven bouts beating Kendall Grove and Jason Radcliffe in 2017 (John Salter vs Kendall Grove). Lovato vs Salter is on the undercard of AJ McKee vs John Teixeira da Conceicao – Bellator 205. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 205: Mckee vs. Macapa
Where: Centurylink Arena, Boise, Idaho, United States
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Lovato’s previous fight: Rafael Lovato Jr vs Gerald Harris
Salter’s next fight: Chidi Njokuani vs John Salter
Lovato vs Salter full fight video:
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Official video (USA)