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Johnny Eblen talks Bellator 276 win & potential fight with Gegard Mousasi

Johnny Eblen is now the No.1 contender in the official Bellator middleweight rankings.

The new spot in the rankings comes after a great performance over the weekend at Bellator 276, where Eblen looks fantastic in his matchup against former title challenger John Salter.

Throughout his fight with Salter, Eblen looked poised as won every single round on all three judges scorecard to earn a unanimous decision win.

Now that Eblen is ranked No. 1 in the division and has a perfect 11-0 record, it appears that Eblen has earned a shot against dominate middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi.

Eblen won’t make a pitch to the promotion that he should be next. Instead, he plans on letting the fans and media members do the talking for him as he wants everyone to tell the promotion that he’s next in line for the title.

Following his win over Salter, Eblen spoke with MyMMANews about his win, fighting in his home state of Missouri, sharing the card with some American Top Team teammates and of course the potential middleweight title shot that appears to be heading his way.

You can watch the full interview in the video above.

A full list of results from Bellator 276 are listed below:
Adam Borics defeated Mads Burnell via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46)
Phil Davis defeated Julius Anglickas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Johnny Eblen defeated John Salter via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gadzhi Rabadanov defeated Jay-Jay Wilson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Alex Polizzi def. Jose Augusto via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 3, 0:49
Romero Cotton defeated Freddy Sandoval via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 1:39
Diana Avsaragova defeated Kyra Batara via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Cody Law defeated James Adcock via KO (punch) — Round 1, 1:17
Roman Faraldo defeated Kelvin Rayford via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:44
Jordan Howard defeated Trevor Ward via TKO (strikes) — Round 2, 3:24

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