FloCombat Prospect Rankings - December 2017

FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Middleweight - December 2017

FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American middleweight 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 

  • #3 Andrew Todhunter has been removed from the rankings due to inactivity 
  • Previously #6 ranked Kevin Holland enters the Top 5 
  • Tegan Dooley enters the rankings in the #20 spot 

1Brendan Allen218-2USA 1
2Ian Heinisch288-1USA 2
3Chris Harris279-2USA 4
4Anthony Hernandez235-0USA 5
5Kevin Holland2410-3USA 6
6Chibwikem Onyenegecha236-0USA 7
7Chris Bukwas Anderson276-0CANADA 8
8Gilbert Urbina215-0USA 9
9Kevin Nowaczyk2819-3USA 10
10Deron Winn283-0USA 11
11Bevon Lewis264-0USA 12
12Christien Savoie245-0CANADAFights Jan. 13 vs. Julian Leblanc13
13Julien LeBlanc255-0CANADAFights Jan 13. vs. Christien Savoie14
14Justin Sumter275-1USA 15
15Julian Learned226-1USA 16
16Sean Lally287-2USA 18
17Levi Queen2813-4USA 17
18Joey Angelo286-1USA 19
19David Mundell268-3USA 20
20Tegam Dooley266-2USA NR

#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 -- Chris Harris (10-2)

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. Harris recently picked up a first-round submission win over Kyle Kurtz at EFC 7.

#4 -- 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. 

#5 – Kevin Holland (10-3) 

Holland has won six of his last seven fights and has finished all of his opponents during that span. The 25-year-old splits time between both MMA and Muay-Thai. He’s coming off a first-round TKO victory over Grady Hurley at LFA 21 in September.