Middleweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter John Salter is fully prepared for tonight’s match between him and Chidi Njokuani.
The event will be held at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Salter is well aware that Njokuani is a powerful and accurate striker.
He knows that his opponent does an excellent job in giving the best punches on important fights. Nevertheless, Salter is confident that he has a larger physique and is more robust than Njokuani.
He pointed out that the latter may give him two powerful knockout blows, yet, he said that with his one strike, Njokuani would fold.
The 33-year-old is unaffected by his critics. Salter is fully confident that he will get the victory on tonight’s fight despite the recent eye operation that he underwent.
Apparently, he is equally enthusiastic as the “dangerous” Chidi Njokuani.
Salter said that he did not have second thoughts of grabbing the opportunity to go head-to-head with the MMA fighter after the latter’s match against former kickboxer, Melvin Manhoef, was withdrawn.
He views this match as entirely distinct from his first-ever defeat against the undisputed Rafael Lovato, Jr.
Meanwhile, Njokuani expressed that he remains unfazed against Salter. Speaking about his Bellator promotion fight, he said that he just has to face his opponent and be himself.
Mindful of Salter’s tenacious performance in the fighting ring, Njokuani believes he could win in all matches. He has this immense sense of freedom within himself.
Njokuani cited that he would just “keep it standing and keep it striking.”
Listed as a submission fighter on the Bellator website, Salter emerged victorious at the 2007 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Wrestling championship held in Saint Louis, Missouri.
The mixed martial artist pursued kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well. Salter owns the Salty Dog Jiu-Jitsu based in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Aside from his MMA life, the Alabama native also works as a real estate agent.
Salter intends to stay in the combat sports industry for another five years, but he does not see himself competing in MMA anymore when he reaches his 40s.