FloCombat Rankings - Featherweight - November 2017

FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Featherweight - November 2017

FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American featherweight 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.

1Andre Harrison2917-0USA 1
2Hakeem Dawodu267-0-1CANADA 2
3Juan Archuleta3016-1USA 3
4Kevin Aguilar2813-1USA 4
5Lance Palmer2911-3USAFights Nov. 2 vs. Steven Siler5
6Julio Arce2713-2USA 6
7Bryce Mitchell229-0USA 7
8Sam Toomer2911-1 NCUSA 8
9Jon Neal2810-0USA 9
10Sodiq Yusuff245-0USA 10
11Andrés Quintana2612-2USA 11
12Jamall Emmers2711-3USA 12
13Kyle Nelson2611-1CANADA 13
14Tyler Diamond268-0USAFights Nov. 11th vs. Emilio Chavez14
15Dan Ige258-1USA 15
16Alex Gilpin259-1USA 16
17TJ Laramie196-2CANADAFights Dec. 8 vs. Charles Jourdain17
18Charles Jourdain215-0CANADAFights Dec. 8 vs. TJ Laramie18
19Derek Brenon276-0USAFights Nov. 18 vs. Justin Gonzales19
20Christian Lee197-1USA 20

November Notes

  • None

#1 -- Andre Harrison (17-0)

Harrison has one of the most impressive resumes on this list for a fighter who wasn't picked up by the UFC. The 29-year-old boasts wins over Kurt Holobaugh, Desmond Green and Steve Siler. In March, he captured the WSOF featherweight title by defeating Lance Palmer by unanimous decision at WSOF 35. He's coming off a unanimous-decision victory over Steven Rodriguez on July 29 at PFL: Everett.

#2 -- Hakeem Dawodu (7-0-1)

Dawodu is the biggest free agent on the market right now and with good reason. The 25-year old is coming off a dominant performance against UFC veteran Steven Siler at WSOF 35 in March, which was just the second time he's gone the distance in his eight-fight career. If you could point to one blemish on his record, it was the majority draw he had against Marat Magomedov at WSOF 25. However, in the rematch, Dawodu knocked out the Russian in the second round at WSOF 32.

#3-- Juan Archuleta (16-1)

One of the top-ranked featherweights out of California, Archuleta is the current King of the Cage (KOTC) and CFL 145-pound champion. The 29-year-old "Spaniard" was slated to face Team Alpha Male's Vince Murdock at KOTC earlier in July. However, the 26-year-old Murdock missed weight and the fight was called off. Archuleta has six knockout victories on his resume and is most recently defeated Adel El-Tamini on Sept. 2 for a 160-pound catchweight title at KOTC: Never Quit. With that title, Archuleta's mantle is filling up. He is the KOTC featherweight, bantamweight, lightweight, and now 160-pound champion. Four titles. Four.

#4 -- Kevin Aguilar (12-1)

Aguilar captured the vacant LFA featherweight title in February when he knocked out UFC veteran Damon Jackson at LFA 4. The win was the 28-year-old's fourth in a row, as he hasn't lost since a 2013 TKO setback to former UFC featherweight Leonard Garcia at Legacy FC 26. Aguilar successfully defended his title on August 4 against Justin Rader (7-3) at LFA 18, winning by unanimous decision.

#5 -- Lance Palmer (10-3)

The Team Alpha Male standout has won six of his 10 career fights by submission and boasts wins over UFC featherweight Rick Glenn and WEC veteran Chris Horodecki. The 30-year-old Palmer is coming off a unanimous-decision setback to Andre Harrison at WSOF 35. Palmer faces UFC veteran Steven Siler at PFL: Washington on November 2.