Middleweight Contest Between Fierce Grapplers set for Bellator 198

Rafael Lovato Jr. Photo Credit Christopher Cook Photographer

Two of the top submissions artists on the Bellator MMA roster, Rafael Lovato Jr. & John Salter have agreed to match-up at Bellator 198.

Bellator 198 is set for April 28 at the AllState Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.

Lovato Jr. (7-0) is a 3rd degree BJJ black belt, who before signing with Bellator MMA, went 4-0 in Legacy FC, winning an once successfully defending the LFC Middleweight Title. The 34 year ole has 6 finishes 4 by submission. We last saw Lovato Jr. in the cage at Bellator 189 taking a unanimous decision from Chris Honeycutt.

Salter (15-3) is on a 7 fight win streak, all finishes, 5 by submission . In fact Salter has finished all 15 of his victories with 7 knockouts and 8 submissions. Salter was a state champion wrestler in high school, a all American in college, and won the ADCC west Coast trials last year. 5-0 in Bellator, Salter is coming off submitting Jason Radcliffe at Bellator 188.

The Card has also gained a rebooked Welterweight bout from Bellator 185 between undefeated Brazilian, Newman Gracie (7-0) & Mexico’s, Javier Torres (10-3).

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