Fight Forecast is a recurring series at StrikeScoreMMA.com that provides a stats based preview of upcoming events. Since striking stats are not available outside the UFC, we need to get a bit creative. The following uses Fight Matrix rankings, peak rank, Tapology user votes, betting odds and Rankings Momentum.
In this case, the period used for Rankings Momentum was 10/1/2014 to 7/1/2016. Fighters must have been ranked in at least four quarters during the period to be included. Tapology scores are as of Oct. 7 at 10:15 a.m. ET. Betting odds are from 5Dimes as of Oct. 7 at 10:15 a.m. ET.
Justin Gaethje is the seond highest ranked fighter in World Series of Fighting per FightMatrix. He is currently the #9 lightweight behind only Marlon Moraes (#7 bantamweight). There are no other WSOF fighters ranked in the top ten.
In terms of Rankings Momentum, he has a huge advantage over Ozzy Dugulubgov in the main event.