Tennessee Underground >> Former UFC Fighter signs with SFX!
|10/4/10 2:39 PM|
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It doesn’t get any sweeter than Salter!
Nashville, TN (October 4, 2010)- SportFight X announced today that UFC Veteran John Salter will headline the main event in Birmingham, AL January 22nd from the historic Boutwell Auditorium. The (5-2) Salter is a native of the Birmingham area where he scored a 2002 High School State Wrestling Championship prior to becoming the 2007 NAIA National Champion Wrestler at Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Salter entered the UFC with an unblemished professional record of (4-0) including notable wins over Ultimate Fighter 7 contestant Jeremiah Riggs, Ultimate Fighter 11 contestant James Hammortree, early UFC fighter Roberto Traven and King of the Cage fighter Patrick Mandio.
Salter fought some of the toughest opponents the UFC has to offer and picked up a win over Jason MacDonald at UFC 113. His losses came from Dan Miller who went the distance with Chael Sonnen, Demian Maia and Michael Bisping; along with a loss from Gerald Harris who has gained two additional UFC wins since fighting Salter last January.
Salter’s main event opponent has not been determined as of yet but there has been a list of candidates compiled. Adam Gibbs of SportFight X commented, “We are very excited and even honored to have John as a part of the Birmingham show. With Birminham being his hometown it will be big because he has a tremendous amount fans here.”
SportFight X will kick off the 2011 “Rated X” tour in Birmingham before rolling into Gainesville, GA in March. Other Southeastern cities have been mentioned but definite dates have not been disclosed. Tickets for the event will go on sale at the end of October. For more information visit www.sportfightx.com
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