FloCombat Prospect Rankings - February 2018
FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Featherweight - February 2018
FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American featherweight 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.
- Julio Arce is removed from the rankings after signing with the UFC.
- Tom O’Connor enters the rankings in the No. 9 spot.
|RANK||NAME||AGE||RECORD||COUNTRY||NEXT FIGHT||PREVIOUS RANKING|
|1||Andre Harrison||29||17-0||USA|| ||1|
|2||Juan Archuleta||30||17-1||USA|| ||2|
|3||Kevin Aguilar||28||13-1||USA|| ||3|
|4||Lance Palmer||29||12-3||USA|| ||4|
|5||Bryce Mitchell||22||9-0||USA|| ||6|
|6||Andrés Quintana||26||13-2||USA|| ||10|
|7||Sam Toomer||29||11-2 NC||USA|| ||7|
|8||Jon Neal||28||10-0||USA|| ||8|
|9||Tom O'Connor||25||8-1||CANADA||Fights March 16 vs. Jake Macdonald||NR|
|10||Jamall Emmers||27||12-3||USA|| ||11|
|11||Kyle Nelson||26||11-1||CANADA|| ||12|
|12||Alex Gilpin||25||10-1||USA|| ||13|
|13||Nate Landwehr||29||10-2||USA|| ||14|
|14||Tyler Diamond||26||9-0||USA|| ||15|
|15||Bobby Moffett||27||10-3|| || ||NR|
|16||Nate Jennerman||25||10-3||USA||Fights Feb. 2 vs. John Devall||NR|
|17||TJ Laramie||20||7-2||CANADA||Fights March 23 vs. Joao Nogueira||18|
|18||Sodiq Yusuff||24||5-1||USA|| ||9|
|19||Charles Jourdain||21||5-1||CANADA|| ||19|
|20||Christian Lee||19||7-1||USA|| ||20|
#1 – Andre Harrison (17-0)
Harrison has one of the most impressive resumes on this list for a fighter who wasn't picked up by the UFC. The 29-year-old boasts wins over Kurt Holobaugh, Desmond Green, and Steve Siler. Last year he captured the WSOF featherweight title by defeating Lance Palmer by unanimous decision at WSOF 35. Harrison should be the No. 1 seed for the upcoming PFL featherweight tournament.
#2 – Juan Archuleta (16-1)
One of the top-ranked featherweights out of California, Archuleta is the current King of the Cage (KOTC) and CFL 145-pound champion. The 29-year-old "Spaniard" was slated to face Team Alpha Male's Vince Murdock at KOTC earlier in July. However, the 26-year-old Murdock missed weight and the fight was called off. Archuleta has six knockout victories on his resume and is most recently defeated Adel El-Tamini on Sept. 2 for a 160-pound catchweight title at KOTC: Never Quit. With that title, Archuleta's mantle is filling up. He is the KOTC featherweight, bantamweight, lightweight, and now 160-pound champion. Four titles. Four.
#3 – Kevin Aguilar (12-1)
Aguilar captured the vacant LFA featherweight title last year when he knocked out UFC veteran Damon Jackson at LFA 4. The win was the 28-year-old's fourth in a row, as he hasn't lost since a 2013 TKO setback to former UFC featherweight Leonard Garcia at Legacy FC 26. Aguilar is currently on the shelf due to injury.
#4 – Lance Palmer (12-3)
The Team Alpha Male standout has won six of his 10 career fights by submission and boasts wins over UFC featherweight Rick Glenn and WEC veteran Chris Horodecki. The 30-year-old is coming off a unanimous decision win over UFC veteran Steven Siler at PFL Washington.
#5 – Bryce Mitchell (9-0)
With Julio Arce signing with the UFC, current TUF 27 cast member Bryce Mitchell enters the top five. The 23-year-old has won eight of his nine career fights by stoppage and has only gone out of the first round twice.