FloCombat Rankings - Flyweight - November 2017

FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Flyweight - November 2017

FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American flyweight 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 who 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.

1Jose Torres245-0USAFights Nov. 17 vs. Gleidson DeJesus1
2Casey Kenney267-1-1USA 2
3Carlos Candelario267-0USA 3
4Manny Vazquez2311-3USA 4
5Yoni Sherbatov297-0-1CANADA 6
6Sid Bice288-1USA 5
7Jonathan Martinez239-1USA
8Jared Scoggins227-1USAFights Nov. 4th vs. Varon Webb8
9Ray Elizalde2810-1USA 9
10Jerome Rivera227-1USA 10
11Riley Dutro2911-3USA 11
12Jaime Alvarez297-1USA 12
13Oscar Askar236-0USAFights Nov. 17 vs. Newsaw Merriweather13
14Josh Paiva269-2USA 14
15Samir Farid279-3USA 15
16Richie Santiago245-0USA 16
17Jesse Bazzi267-3USA 17
18Charles Johnson265-0USA 18
19Kodey Gulley246-1USA 19
20Steve Ramirez306-2USA 20

November Notes

  • Yoni Sherbatov enters the Top 5 following his win over Zach Makovsky

#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 (7-1-1)

Despite Kenney suffering the first loss of his career – in a split decision setback to Adam Antolin on Aug. 29th – the majority of people felt the 26-year-old should have won that fight. This is why we have him ranked ahead of #3 ranked Candelario. Unfortunately the Arizona native has now failed to earn a UFC contract in his last two outings.

#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 – Yoni Sherbatov (7-0-1)

Still undefeated in his career, Sherbatov is coming off the biggest win of his career last month when he defeated UFC veteran Zach Makovsky by unanimous decision at ACB 72. The 29-year-old has finished five of his eight career opponents and the lone draw on his record was to Fight Night Global standout Tyson Nam. If he doesn’t sign with the UFC, expect Sherbatov to fight for the ACB flyweight title next.