FloCombat Prospect Rankings - December 2017

FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Lightweight - December 2017

FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American lightweight 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 

  • Bobby Lee (#10), Vince Fricilone (#15) and Devonte Smith (#16) enter the rankings

1Robert Watley288-1USA 1
2Lowen Tynanes269-0USA 2
3Austin Arnett2515-3USAFights Feb 2. vs. Drew Brockshire3
4Trey Ogden279-1USAFights Dec. 2 vs. Thomas Gifford4
5Alex Hernandez248-1USA 13
6Thai Clark287-0USA 5
7Jose Flores297-1USA 6
8Nick Browne277-1USA 7
9Joe Giannetti226-0USA 8
10Bobby Lee217-1USA NR
11Jason Soares2710-0USAFights Dec. 9 vs. Herbert Burns9
12Billy Quarantillo2810-2USA 10
13Sidney Outlaw259-3USA 11
14Joseph Lowry277-0USA 14
15Vince Fricilone237-1USA NR
16Devonte Smith246-1USA NR
17Nick Gehrts228-3USA 12
18Alexi Argyriou245-0 NCCANADA 15
19Luis Pena244-0USA 16
20Matt Sayles236-1USA 19

#1 -- Robert Watley (9-1)

The LFA lightweight champion successfully defended his title on Nov. 10 when he knocked out Daryl Wilson in the third round at LFA 27. The 28-year-old is currently riding a nine-fight win streak. 

#2 -- Lowen Tynanes (9-0)

If "Tynanes" doesn't ring a bell, that's probably because he's fought his last three fights for ONE Championship overseas. The 26-year-old Hawaiian fighter has only gone the distance twice in his career and boasts four wins by submission. He's coming off a unanimous decision victory over Koji Ando at ONE Championship: Global Rivals in April 2016.

#3 -- Austin Arnett (15-3)

The Washington State native Arnett had his 13-fight winning streak snapped in his last bout, suffering a unanimous decision loss to Brandon Davis on August 1. The 26-year old faces Drew Brockshire at Dominate FC on Feb. 24.

#4 -- Trey Ogden (9-1) 

Ogden is coming off a first-round submission victory over TJ Brown at LFA 21, pushing his winning streak to seven straight. The 27-year-old boasts seven wins by submission and has only gone the distance twice in his career. Ogden faces Thomas Gifford at KCFA 26 on Dec. 2. 

#5 – Alex Hernandez (8-1) 

Hernandez is currently riding a six-fight win streak including a first-round TKO victory over Derrick Adkins at LFA 27. The 25-year-old’s lone setback in his career was a split decision loss to Jamall Emmers in 2013. Expect this lightweight fighter to be picked up by the UFC soon.