Bellator 161 Fight Forecast

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 Sept. 15 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Betting odds are from 5Dimes via BestFightOdds.com as of Sept. 15 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

*Ranking at Light Heavyweight

*Ranking at Light Heavyweight