FloCombat Prospect Rankings - December 2017

FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Heavyweight - December 2017

FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American heavyweight MMA prospects for December 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

December Notes 

  • Christopher Daukaus enters the rankings in the No. 19 spot.

1Adam Dyczka266-0CANADA
2Tanner Boser2613-4CANADA 2
3Jeff Hughes298-1USA 4
4Dontale Mayes253-2USAFights Jan. 13 vs. Michael Reyes3
5Jared Vanderaa256-1USA 5
6Justin Frazier288-2USA 6
7Shawn Teed254-1USA 7
8Juan Adams252-0USA 15
9Mohammed Usman283-0USA 11
10Everett Sims274-1USA 10
11Brett Martin234-0, NCUSA 12
12Steve Mowry252-0USA 13
13Jesse Hernandez307-2USA 8
14Chris Birchler307-2USA 9
15Chandler Cole224-1USA 16
16Raymond Lopez254-2USA 18
17Chris Lewis 292-1USA 17
18Tebaris Gordon292-0USA 19
19Christopher Daukaus284-2USA NR
20Demoreo Dennis296-5USA 20

#1 -- Adam Dyczka (6-0)

Dyczka remains in the No. 1 spot as the only heavyweight in the Top 5 with an undefeated record. The 26-year-old defeated Bakary Sakho at TKO 41 via first-round TKO Dec. 8, running his record to 6-0. 

#2 - Tanner Boser (12-4)

The Canadian heavyweight moves to the #2 spot with his highlight-reel knockout over Dave Cryer at ACB 72. 

#3 – Jeff Hughes (8-1) 

The 29-year-old recently won the LFA heavyweight title by defeating former champion Richard Odoms by unanimous decision at LFA 26 this past month. Hughes has won eight of his last nine fights with his lone loss coming against TUF 19 standout Dan Spohn. 

#4 -- . Dontale Mayes (3-2)

The 25-year-old faces Michael Reyes at North Star Combat 8 on Jan. 13. 

#5 – Jared Vanderaa (6-1) 

The 25-years-old boasts all six of his wins by stoppage and has yet to go the distance in his seven-fight career. Vanderaa faces Andrew van Zyl at EFC 66 Dec. 16.