UFC Veteran, John Salter will make his long awaited return to the cage this Saturday night, when he returns to his home State of Alabama in the Main Event of Strikehard 23.
Salter (8-3), making his debut under Dethrone Base Camp, will be facing rugged MMA veteran and Alabama native Fred Weaver. Fighting for the first time in 9 months, Salter is coming off a loss to Reggie Pena, where he suffered an injury and setback in training. Finally healthy and in great shape, Salter is looking to get back in the win column.
Looking to make a change in camps after the Pena fight, Salter decided to settle in Fresno CA, fighting for Dethrone Base Camp. Formally “AKA”, Dethrone is looking to establish themselves as a top-tier MMA Gym. With current and veteran UFC/Strikeforce fighters Josh Koscheck, Billy Evangelista and Lavar Johnson, and the additions of Salter and Collegiate Wrestling stand-out Chris Honeycutt, the future is looking bright for Dethrone.
Weaver, a dangerous stand-up fighter brings athleticism and KO power to this fight. Salter not best known for his stand-up, a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu, and former NAIA National Wrestling Champion In College, the intelligent strategy would be to take Weaver down and control the fight on the ground.
Talking to Dethrone’s Muay Thai Coach, Noro Aristakesyan, who was working with Salter intently for this camp…informed me people shouldn’t overlook his stand-up. “John was a very difficult guy to spar with, has good use of his straight left and right hook, as well as a strong inside left kick.”
Noro would also add, “he’s very heavy handed, and had all around strong leg kicks…his combos are put together nicely, and the transitions from striking to take downs are very fluent.”
Considered the best MMA fighter from Alabama, Salter is looking to get a big win in front of his friends and family, as well as starting 1-0 under the Dethrone banner.
Past Interview With John Salter; http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xtx6tp_interview-with-mma-fighter-john-salter_sport#.UXrbccqPWSo