FloCombat Prospect Rankings - February 2018
FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Middleweight - February 2018
FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American middleweight 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
- LFA middleweight champion Anthony Hernandez takes the top spot
- Jordan Wright enters the rankings in the No. 8 spot
|RANK||NAME||AGE||RECORD||COUNTRY||NEXT FIGHT||PREVIOUS RANKING|
|1||Anthony Hernandez||23||5-0||USA|| ||4|
|2||Brendan Allen||21||8-3||USA|| ||1|
|3||Ian Heinisch||28||9-1||USA|| ||2|
|4||Kevin Holland||24||11-3||USA|| ||5|
|5||Chris Harris||27||10-2||USA|| ||3|
|6||Jordan Wright||29||9-0||USA|| ||8 LHW|
|7||Chibwikem Onyenegecha||23||6-0||USA|| ||6|
|8||Chris Bukwas Anderson||27||6-0||CANADA|| ||7|
|9||Kevin Nowaczyk||28||19-3||USA|| ||9|
|10||Deron Winn||28||3-0||USA|| ||10|
|11||Alton Cunningham||24||4-0||USA|| ||11|
|12||Gilbert Urbina||21||5-0||USA|| ||8|
|13||Bevon Lewis||26||4-0||USA|| ||11|
|14||Christien Savoie||24||5-0||CANADA||Fights Apr. 7 vs. Julian Leblanc||12|
|15||Julien LeBlanc||25||5-0||CANADA||Fights Apr. 7. vs. Christien Savoie||13|
|16||Justin Sumter||27||5-1||USA|| ||14|
|17||Julian Learned||22||6-1||USA|| ||15|
|18||Sean Lally||28||7-2||USA|| ||16|
|19||David Mundell||26||8-3||USA|| ||19|
|20||Joey Angelo||28||6-1||USA|| ||18|
#1 – Anthony Hernandez (6-0)
Hernandez captured the vacant LFA middleweight title by defeating former No. 1-ranked Brendan Allen by unanimous decision at LFA 32 on Jan. 26. The 23-year-old went the distance for the first time in that fight and is likely on the verge of a UFC contract.
#2 – Brendan Allen (8-3)
Allen came up short in his second bid for the LFA middleweight title after losing to Hernandez at LFA 32. Still the 22-year-old Roufusport product is one of the youngest fighters on this list, and two of his three career losses are to UFC fighters Eryk Anders and Trevin Giles.
#3 – Ian Heinisch (8-1)
Heinisch bounced back from his first career loss by knocking out Daniel Madrid in the second round at LFA 31. The Factory X standout has won four of his eight career fights by stoppage.
#4 – Kevin Holland (11-3)
Holland is now won seven of his last eight fights and has finished all of his opponents during that span. The 25-year-old is coming off a third-round TKO victory over Hayward Charles at XKO 39 on Jan. 9.
#5 – Chris Harris (10-2)
Harris picked up a first-round submission win over Kyle Kurtz at EFC 7 in November. The 27-year-old faces Chance Rencountre at C3 Fights on Feb. 10.