For UFC events, StrikeScoreMMA.com puts together a Fight Forecast. The preview shows the fighter's StrikeScore, betting odds, fantasy stats and so on. However, there are not fantasy numbers available for non-UFC events and striking stats are rarely available. So, using Fight Matrix numbers, we have come up with the following Fight Forecast for Bellator 154. The table below shows the fighter's current ranking, Rankings Momentum, peak ranking and the date of the quarter in which the fighter had their peak ranking.
In this case, the period used for Rankings Momentum was 7/1/2014 to 4/1/2016. Fighters must have been ranked in at least four quarters during the period to be included. Betting odds are from 5Dimes as of May 13 at 5:30 PM EST.
With seven fighters ranked inside the Fight Matrix top 20, light heavyweight is one of Bellator’s stronger divisions. Joining Phil Davis (#4) and Muhammed Lawal (#10) in the top 20 are champion Liam McGeary (#8), Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (#11), Linton Vassell (#16), Tito Ortiz (#18) and Francis Carmont (#20).
“Cyborg” is riding an even 2 in the Rankings Momentum department. That number will mostly likely rise greatly in the next quarter. His victory over Brennan Ward last time out, moved his ranking all the way up to #66 after his quarterly ranking on March 1 was 216th.