John Salter is a professional mixed martial arts fighter from the United States of America. He is currently fighting for Bellator. Active since 2007, Salter has also fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championships, King of the Cage, Strikeforce, and other promotions.

In August 2021, Bellator ranked him as their Top 2 middleweight fighters.

Height / weight 1.85 m / 84 kg
Born 21 Mar 1985
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Salty

Player Profile

Salter was born on March 21, 19885 in Gardendale, Alabama. He stands 185 cm tall and he has a reach of 188 cm. He fights in the middleweight division and his last listed weight was 84 kilograms. Nicknamed ‘Salty’, he started training in wrestling when he was 12 years old. He had a great career as a wrestler in college.

In 2017, he won the Gold Medal at the under 88 kg category of the ADCC North American Championships 2017.


He debuted as a professional MMA fighter in March 2009, going up against and beating Patric Mandio. Promotions he fought for before he was signed by the UFC include the Ultimate Event Promotions and CCCW.

He debuted in the UFC in January 2010. He lost his debut fight to Gerald Harris. A few months later, he bounced back and took down his opponent, Jason MacDonald, in a TKO. Unfortunately, this win was followed by a loss to Dan Miller in August 2010.

He parted ways with UFC began fighting for Strikeforce and other promotions. In 2015, he joined Bellator and his first fight was against Dustin Jacoby. Salter against Jacoby via submission.

He has had a pretty consistent fight schedule with Bellator and is considered one of their best fighters. His latest fight was a loss to Gegard Mousasi. It was held in August 2021. Salter lost to Mousasi via TKO.

MMA Record

Total Fights: 23 Wins: 18 Losses: 5 Wins by KO: 7 Wins by Submission: 10 Wins by Decision: 1 Losses by KO: 2 Losses by Submission: 3

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