Bellator 181 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 7/1/2015 to 4/1/2017. Fighters must have been ranked in at least four quarters during the period to be includedTapology scores are as of July 14 at 9:30 a.m. ET. Betting odds are from 5Dimes as of July 14 at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Bellator 166 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 1/1/2015 to 10/1/2016. Fighters must have been ranked in at least four quarters during the period to be included. Tapology scores are as of Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Betting odds are from 5Dimes as of Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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

Joe Warren enters US Olympic Trials Last Chance Qualifier

Update: Despite reports from USA Wrestling, Joe Warren did not compete in the Last Chance Qualifier.

On Friday, former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren will attempt to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials at the Last Chance Qualifier. He will enter the 59 KG Greco-Roman tournament and only the champion at each weight will qualify for the trials. You can watch the tournament live at FloWrestling.org.

Towards the end of 2015, Warren returned to his wrestling roots and competed at the 2015 Senior Nationals Qualifier and the 2015 Bill Farrel International Open. He failed to medal in either tournament and collectively went 4-3.

If Warren does take the Last Chance Qualifier title, he will still face an up-hill battle to make the U.S. Olympic Team. The field of qualified wrestlers already includes 2015 World Team memeber Spenser Mango and Junior World medalist Jesse Thielke who defeated Warren at the Senior Nationals Qualifier last year.

Warren wrestled extensively on the international circuit before converting to MMA. He won a Pan American Championship and World Championship in 2006.

Warren's Recent Results
2015 Senior Nationals & Trials Qualifier

Joe Warren def. Marco Lara TF 9-0
Jesse Thielke def. Joe Warren 8-3
Joe Warren def. Hunter Muskrat TF 14-6
Brian Graham def. Joe Warren 6-4

2015 Bill Farrell International Open
Joe Warren def. Benjamin Cotto TF 14-5
Christopher Gonzalez def. Joe Warren TF 11-0
Joe Warren def. Marco Lara TF 9-0

Joe Warren vs. Marco Lara

Joe Warren vs. Hunter Muskrat