FloCombat Rankings - Middleweight - November 2017

FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Middleweight - November 2017

FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American MMA prospects for November 2017.

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 who 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.

1Brendan Allen218-2USA 1
2Ian Heinisch288-1USA 2
3Andrew Todhunter298-0USA 3
4Chris Harris279-2USA 4
5Anthony Hernandez235-0USA 5
6Kevin Holland2410-3USAFights Nov. 21 vs. Bubba McDaniel6
7Chibwikem Onyenegecha236-0USA 7
8Chris Bukwas Anderson276-0CANADAFights Nov. 18 vs. Matt Dwyer8
9Gilbert Urbina215-0USA 9
10Kevin Nowaczyk2819-3USA 10
11Deron Winn283-0USA 12
12Bevon Lewis264-0USA 13
13Christien Savoie245-0CANADA 14
14Julien LeBlanc254-0CANADA 15
15Justin Sumter275-1USA
16Julian Learned226-1USA 17
17Levi Queen2813-3USA
18Sean Lally287-2USA 19
19Joey Angelo286-1USA NR
20David Mundell267-3USA NR

November Notes

  • Joey Angelo enters the rankings at the #19 spot
  • David Mundell enters the rankings at the #20 spot
  • With Sidney Wheeler dropping to welterweight he has been removed from these rankings


#1 -- Brendan Allen (8-2)

Fans here on FloCombat got a glimpse of how talented this 21-year-old was last year when he defeated Sidney Wheeler by second-round submission in the main event of Valor Fights 39. Allen nearly earned himself a UFC contract this year before losing a unanimous decision to Eryk Anders at LFA 14 in June for the promotion's vacant middleweight championship. Allen has since started training full time at the prestigious Roufusport camp in Milwaukee and it's paid off. Allen defeated #4 ranked Chris Harris at LFA 18 on Aug. 4th by second-round submission to earn his sixth win in his last seven fights.

#2 -- Ian Heinisch (8-1)

Heinisch is coming off the first loss of his career as he was submitted by Markus Perez in the first-round on Sept. 8th. Even with the blemish, the 28-year-old still remains in the #2 spot as his opponents have had a combined record of 53-21.

#3 -- Andrew Todhunter (8-0)

Todhunter technically makes this list since he never actually fought for the UFC. He was slated to fight Albert Tumenov at UFC 188 in June 2015, however he passed out during his weight cut and the fight was called off. From there, the 29-year-old was released from the Las Vegas based promotion and is coming off a first-round submission victory over Evan Thompson at Legacy FC 54 in April 2016.

#4 -- Chris Harris (9-2)

Harris started his career off with a perfect 8-0 record, including a victory over recently signed UFC middleweight Julian Marquez at Bellator 150 last year. Since then, however, the 27-year-old has lost two of his last three fights with setbacks against Jordan Young and most recently #1 ranked Brendan Allen at LFA 18 on Aug 4th. He returns Saturday, Nov. 4, at EFC 7, streaming live right here on FloCombat

#5 -- Anthony Hernandez (5-0)

"Fluffy" doesn't like getting paid by the minute as all five of his professional bouts have come by way of first-round stoppage. The 23-year-old is coming off a first-round submission victory over Mike Persons at Global Knockout 9. Hernandez was slated to face undefeated Brandon Hester at Global Knockout 10 on August 5th however he had to pull out due to injury.