FloCombat Prospect Rankings - February 2018
FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Lightweight - February 2018
FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American lightweight 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.
- Previously No. 2-ranked Lowen Tynanes was removed from the rankings due to inactivity.
- Previously No. 3-ranked Austin Arnett was signed to the UFC.
- Daryl Wilson enters the rankings in the No. 8 spot.
- Jordan Griffin enters the rankings in the No. 9 spot.
|RANK||NAME||AGE||RECORD||COUNTRY||NEXT FIGHT||PREVIOUS RANKING|
|1||Robert Watley||28||8-1||USA||Fights Feb. 2 vs. Brandon Jenkins||1|
|2||Alex Hernandez||24||8-1||USA|| ||5|
|3||Trey Ogden||27||9-2||USA||Fights Mar. 2 vs. Travis Perzynski||4|
|4||Thai Clark||28||7-0||USA|| ||6|
|5||Nick Browne||27||7-1||USA|| ||8|
|6||Joe Giannetti||22||6-0||USA|| ||9|
|7||Jose Flores||29||7-1||USA|| ||7|
|8||Daryl Wilson||25||7-2||USA|| ||NR|
|9||Jordan Griffin||27||14-5||USA||Fights Mar. 2 vs. Darrick Minner||NR|
|10||Bobby Lee||21||7-1||USA||Fights Mar. 2 vs. Nick Ammerman||10|
|11||Jason Soares||27||10-0||USA||Fights Dec. 9 vs. Herbert Burns||11|
|12||Billy Quarantillo||28||10-2||USA|| ||12|
|13||Sidney Outlaw||25||9-3||USA|| ||13|
|14||Joseph Lowry||27||7-0||USA|| ||14|
|15||Vince Fricilone||23||7-1||USA|| ||15|
|16||Devonte Smith||24||6-1||USA||Fights Mar. 3 vs. Justin Edwards||16|
|17||Nick Gehrts||22||8-3||USA|| ||17|
|18||Alexi Argyriou||24||5-0 NC||CANADA|| ||18|
|19||Luis Pena||24||4-0||USA|| ||19|
|20||Matt Sayles||23||6-1||USA|| ||20|
#1 – Robert Watley (9-1)
The LFA lightweight champion is currently riding a nine-fight win streak and will defend his title on Feb. 2 against Brandon Jenkins at LFA 34.
#2 – 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.
#3 – Trey Ogden (9-2)
Ogden had his seven-fight win streak snapped in his last fight when he lost to Thomas Gifford at KC Fighting Alliance 26 in December. The Glory MMA product faces Travis Perzynski at LFA 34 on Feb. 2.
#4 – Thai Clark (7-0)
Clark was slated to face UFC veteran Damon Jackson at LFA 28 in December; however, when "The Ultimate Fighter" announced it was having tryouts he opted for that instead. Looks like it paid off, as Clark was named as one of the contestants for season 27.
#5 – Nick Browne (7-1)
Browne has finished five of his eight opponents and had his seven-fight win streak snapped in his last bout when he lost to TUF 27 contestant John Gunther.