Frankie Edgar earns top StrikeScore at UFC 211

StrikeScore awarded Frankie Edgar with the most efficient striking performance of UFC 211. He outlanded Yair Rodriguez 72 to 16 in terms of significant strikes. On the way towards a second-round stoppage, the former lightweight champion landed 69 percent of his strikes. He did his best work on the ground, as he landed 96 percent of his significant strikes on the ground. 

Take a look at the rest of the StrikeScores from last Saturday’s event. You might be surprised to be see Stipe Miocic’s performance as low as fifth. Well, there is a reason for that. The StrikeScore formula equally values landed strikes and striking accuracy. Miocic landed 26 punches and finished the fight in the first round, but Junior dos Santos landed 66 percent of his strikes.

WSOF 33 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 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.

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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.

Justin Gaethje vs. Ozzy Dugulubgov Fight Matrix Ranking Points