Rankings based off the following....
- North American fighters only. For example, Thiago Moises wouldn't qualify for these rankings despite training in the U.S.
- No fighters that have fought for or are set to fight for the UFC.
- Fighters competing on Dana White's Contender Series included.
- No long-term Bellator fighters or champions. Exceptions for some preliminary fighters.
- All fighters aged 30 and under.
- Rankings based off age, record, and level of competition.
|5||Sid Bice||28||7-1||USA||Fights Aug. 18 vs. Ken Porter|
||6-1||USA||Fights Aug. 15 vs. Martin Day|
||USA||Fights Aug. 15 vs. Jamie Alvarez|
||10-3||USA||Fights Aug. 18 vs. Sid Bice
||USA||Fights Aug. 22 vs. Nick Urso|
#1 -- Jose "Shorty" Torres (5-0)
Torres made history in his last fight, becoming the first multi-division champion in Titan FC history when he defeated bantamweight champion Farkhad Sharipov at Titan FC 44. The current flyweight champion kept his undefeated record alive as he went the distance for just the second time in his career. He was slated to face Casey Kenney last month; however, the injuries Torres suffered from the Sharipov title fight prevented that from happening. "Shorty" boasts a win over UFC veteran Pedro Nobre and has won three of his five career fights by stoppage. Expect the 25-year-old to land a UFC contract in the near future.
#2 -- Casey Kenney (7-0-1)
Despite winning his last fight against Cee Jay Hamilton by unanimous decision on July 18, Kenney was not offered a contract from UFC President Dana White. However, the 26-year-old Kenney did keep his undefeated record alive as he went the distance for just the second time in his career.
#3 -- Carlos Candelario (7-0)
Fans will likely remember "The Cannon" for his unanimous decision victory over Jose Aldo's jiu-jitsu coach, Ronaldo Candido. Candelario trains at a number of different gyms but spends most of his time at Underdog MMA under the tutelage of CES featherweight champion Matt Bessette. Despite remaining undefeated, Candelario wasn't offered a UFC contract.
#4 -- Manny Vazquez (11-3)
The former Legacy FC bantamweight champion Vazquez came up short in his flyweight debut against UFC veteran Joby Sanchez on July 11. The loss snapped the 23-year-old's two-fight win streak and subsequently a shot at a UFC contract. The Illinois native boasts six wins by submission and is the youngest member in this top five.
#5 -- Sid Bice (7-1)
The Factory-X standout Bice boasts impressive wins over LFA flyweight Zac Riley and UFC 125-pound fighter Eric Shelton. The lone loss on Bice's resume was via split decision to UFC veteran Pedro Nobre at Titan FC 38. FloCombat subscribers will remember Bice as he earned a unanimous decision victory over Cody Land at LFA: Sioux Falls Fight Night 1 in April. The 28-year-old takes on Ken Porter on August 18 at LFA 19.
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