FloCombat Prospect Rankings - February 2018
FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Heavyweight - February 2018
FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American heavyweight MMA prospects for February 2018.
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.
- Former NFL player Austen Lane enters the rankings in the No. 20 spot.
|RANK||NAME||AGE||RECORD||COUNTRY||NEXT FIGHT||PREVIOUS RANKING|
|1||Adam Dyczka||26||6-0, 1 NC||CANADA||1|
|2||Tanner Boser||26||13-4||CANADA|| ||2|
|3||Jeff Hughes||29||8-1||USA|| ||3|
|5||Justin Frazier||28||9-2||USA|| March 17 vs. Reggio Cato||6|
|6||Jared Vanderaa||25||6-2||USA|| ||5|
|7||Shawn Teed||25||5-1||USA|| ||7|
|8||Juan Adams||25||3-0||USA|| ||15|
|9||Mohammed Usman||28||3-0||USA|| ||11|
|10||Everett Sims||27||4-1||USA|| ||10|
|11||Brett Martin||23||4-0, NC||USA|| ||12|
|12||Steve Mowry||25||3-0||USA|| ||13|
|13||Jesse Hernandez||30||7-2||USA|| ||8|
|14||Chris Birchler||30||7-2||USA|| ||9|
|15||Christopher Daukaus||28||5-2||USA|| ||16|
|16||Chandler Cole||23||4-1||USA|| ||15|
|17||Raymond Lopez||25||4-2||USA|| ||16|
|18||Chris Lewis||29||2-1||USA|| ||17|
|19||Tebaris Gordon||29||2-0||USA|| ||18|
|20||Austen Lane||30||3-0||USA|| March 10 vs. Ben Rowland||NR|
#1 – Adam Dyczka (6-0, NC)
Dyczka defeated Bakary Sakho by stoppage at TKO 41 on Dec. 8 to win the promotion's vacant heavyweight title.
However, the 26-year-old violated the Quebec Athletic Commission’s anti-doping policy and was stripped of the title along with his win now ruled a “no contest." Sources close to the situation say the failed test was due to marijuana, which wouldn’t have had a significant impact on the matchup. His ranking still stands, as he’s the only undefeated fighter in the top five.
#2 – Tanner Boser (12-4)
The Canadian remains in No. 2 spot and is coming off highlight-reel knockout over Dave Cryer at ACB 72.
#3 – Jeff Hughes (8-1)
The 29-year-old fighter 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 "The Ultimate Fighter 19" standout Dan Spohn.
#4 – Dontale Mayes (3-2)
Despite his record, Mayes still remains one of the most promising heavyweights in the division. The 26-year-old was slated to face Michael Reyes at North Star Combat 8 earlier this month before the event was canceled.
#5 – Justin Frazier (9-2)
Frazier enters the top five following his first-round submission victory over Parnell Davis at Revolution Combat Championships: Vol. 14 in December. The 28-year-old faces Reggie Cato at Pyramid Fights 6 on March 17.