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John Salter submits Brandon Halsey at Bellator 156

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Brandon Halsey and John Salter met in a middleweight bout at Bellator 156. A quick finish to say the least. Halsey went for a takedown early but couldn’t get it. Salter busted him up, which made Halsey bleed from his eyebrow. This one turned bloody. The doctors checked on him, but they said he was good to go. Halsey went for a takedown, but it was stuffed. Salter landed some good shots from the top before Halsey got to his feet. Halsey took him down with under a minute to go but Salter caught him in a triangle choke for the win.

Halsey (9-2) is currently on a two-fight losing streak. In his last six bouts, he’s 4-2. He beat Joe Pacheco at Bellator 116 by decision, Bret Cooper at Bellator 122 by first round armbar, Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 126 by first round submission and Kendall Grove at Bellator 137 by fourth round KO. He lost to John Salter at Bellator 156 by first-round submission.

Salter (11-4) is currently on a four-fight winning streak. In his last six bouts, he’s 5-1. He beat Ryan Machan at PFC 8 by first round submission but lost to Reggie Pena at XFC 18 by second round submission. He then beat Fred Weaver at SHP 23 by first round TKO, Jaime Jara at TWC 17 by first round submission and Dustin Jacoby at Bellator 132 by second round submission. He beat Brandon Halsey at Bellator 156 by first-round submission.

Bellator 156 took place on Friday, June 17, 2016, at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. The prelims aired on Spike TV.com and the main card that featured four bouts aired on Spike TV.

Here is the play-by-play result of this fight:

Round 1: Halsey went for a takedown early but couldn’t get it. Salter busted him up, which made Halsey bleed from his eyebrow. This one turned bloody. The doctors checked on him but they said he was good to go. Halsey went for a takedown but it was stuffed. Salter landed some good shots from the top before Halsey got to his feet. Halsey took him down with under a minute to go but Salter caught him in a triangle choke for the win.

Result: John Salter def. Brandon Halsey via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:03



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