Undefeated middleweight Johnny Eblen has earned his spot as the top contender in Bellator's 185-pound division.
The result actually saw the two fighters trade places, with Eblen moving up two spots to take the No. 1 position, while Salter (18-6 MMA, 8-3 UFC) slides down two positions and now sits at No. 3.
Additionally, Romero Cotton (6-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA), who was also victorious at Bellator 276, picking up a first-round stoppage of Freddy Sandoval (5-7-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA), was rewarded with a slight bump, moving up one spot to the No. 7 slot.
The latest official middleweight rankings are listed below. Check out the full updated rankings at Bellator.com.
Bellator middleweight champion: Gegard Mousasi
- Johnny Eblen +2
- Austin Vanderford
- John Salter -2
- Fabian Edwards
- Anatoly Tokov
- Lorenz Larkin
- Romero Cotton +1
- Dalton Rosta -1
- Anthony Adams
- Khalid Murtazaliev