UNCASVILLE, Conn. – John Salter thinks he’s positioned himself for a title shot after notching his third grab in a row.
Salter (18-4 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) submitted Andrew Kapel within the third spherical at Bellator 244 on Friday and has now carried out all nonetheless one of his wins below the Bellator banner.
With the present lope restrictions within the COVID-19 pandemic, Salter thinks the stars may possibly presumably well presumably potentially align for him and Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima to sq. off for the promotion’s vacant 185-pound title.
“I hope so,” Salter said at a post-fight information conference. “I’m now not extremely glad with my performance for the first and 2d spherical, nonetheless I did what I needed to invent. But, at the cease of the day, I carried out a extremely gorgeous fighter and I possess that must set me correct there. We’ve got limitations of who can receive within the nation, so I possess it handiest makes sense that me and Lima fight for that vacant title.”
Lima used to be before every thing scheduled to face Gegard Mousasi for the vacant middleweight title at Bellator 242, nonetheless the coronavirus outbreak set a end to these plans.
Nonetheless, Mousasi has now been granted a visa to enter the U.S. and Bellator president Scott Coker has confirmed that the thought is to rebook the fight sooner than the cease of the year.
Nonetheless, Salter aloof wants a crack at the title, no matter the opposition.
“I’m ready for no matter,” Salter said. “Clearly the title is the predominant thing on my horizon. That’s what I desire, it’s what I absorb my eyes on. But no matter’s subsequent is subsequent.”
Bellator 244 took build Friday at Mohegan Solar Enviornment. The most valuable card simulcasted on Paramount Network and DAZN after prelims on MMA Junkie.
Are trying Salter’s full Bellator 244 post-fight information conference within the video above.