A duel between two Americans caught the attention of any BJJ fans watching Bellator 205, held last Saturday in Idaho.
IBJJF world champion Rafael Lovato defended his spotless MMA record against John Salter, a strong grappler who even competed at the 2017 ADCC in Finland. But even with that background, Salter couldn’t resist Lovato’s tight game.
After taking the fight to the ground and taking the back, Lovato wasted no time before adjusting himself and setting the rear naked choke that would catapult him up the ranks in Bellator’s middleweight division, now that he has nine wins in mixed martial arts.
Watch his latest win here: