Bellator 171 Fight Forecast

Fight Forecast is a recurring series at 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 4/1/2015 to 1/1/2017. Fighters must have been ranked in at least four quarters during the period to be includedTapology scores are as of Jan. 27 at 9:15 a.m. ET. Betting odds are from 5Dimes as of Jan. 27 at 9:15 a.m. ET.

2017 Prediction Tracker
Odds: 11-4 73%
Tapology: 17-5 77%
Fight Matrix: 12-8 60%
Rankings Momentum: 8-9 47%