Flashback to Blagoy Ivanov’s win over Fedor Emelianenko.
Ivanov will always be remembered for his upset over Emelianenko in the semifinals of the 2008 Combat Sambo World Championships. Perhaps fate is at play with both competitors fighting this weekend. However, unlike Emelianenko, Invanov has been performing at his peak, rankings-wise at least.
Jason High vs. Mike Ricci Ranking Points
High and Ricci are both skilled welterweights who have not been able to hold a spot in the UFC. The winner of this close match up will likely end up on Joe Silva's radar again.
Jason High vs. Mike Ricci Fight Matrix Ranking Points
Fight Forecast is a recurring series at StrikeScore that provides a stats based preview of upcoming events. 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 7/1/2014 to 4/1/2016. Fighters must have been ranked in at least four quarters during the period to be included. Tapology scores are also as of June 17 at 11:00 a.m. EST. Bettings odds are from 5Dimes via BestFightOdds.com as of June 17 at 11:00 a.m. EST.