FloCombat Prospect Rankings - December 2017
FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Flyweight - December 2017
FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American flyweight 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 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.
|RANK||NAME||AGE||RECORD||COUNTRY||NEXT FIGHT||PREVIOUS RANKING|
|11||Riley Dutro||29||11-3||USA||Fights Jan. 28 vs. Takumi Tamaru||11|
#1 -- Jose "Shorty" Torres (5-0)
Torres is coming off a submission victory over Gleidson Dejesus at Titan FC 46 where he successfully defended his bantamweight title. Expect the 25-year-old’s next fight to be in the UFC.
#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.