FloCombat Prospect Rankings - February 2018
FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Flyweight - February 2018
FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American flyweight 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.
- Jordan Graham enters the rankings in the No. 20 spot.
|RANK||NAME||AGE||RECORD||COUNTRY||NEXT FIGHT||PREVIOUS RANKING|
|1||Jose Torres||24||6-0||USA||Fights Feb. 16 vs. Alberto Oreliano||1|
|2||Casey Kenney||26||8-1-1||USA|| ||2|
|3||Carlos Candelario||26||7-0||USA|| ||3|
|4||Manny Vazquez||23||11-3||USA||Fights March 10 vs. Shawn West||4|
|5||Yoni Sherbatov||29||7-0-1||CANADA|| ||5|
|6||Sid Bice||28||8-1||USA|| ||6|
|7||Jonathan Martinez||23||9-1||USA|| ||7|
|8||Jared Scoggins||22||7-1||USA|| ||8|
|9||Jerome Rivera||22||7-1||USA|| ||10|
|10||Riley Dutro||29||12-3||USA|| ||11|
|11||Jaime Alvarez||29||7-1||USA|| ||12|
|12||Askar Askar||23||6-0||USA|| ||13|
|13||Josh Paiva||26||9-2||USA|| ||14|
|14||Samir Farid||27||9-3||USA|| ||15|
|15||Richie Santiago||24||6-0||USA|| ||16|
|16||Charles Johnson||26||5-0||USA|| ||17|
|17||Kodey Gulley||24||6-1||USA|| ||18|
|18||Steve Ramirez||30||6-2||USA|| ||19|
|19||Jesse Bazzi||26||7-4||USA|| ||20|
|20||Jordan Graham||23||2-0||CANADA|| ||NR|
#1 – Jose "Shorty" Torres (6-0)
Torres is coming off a submission victory over Gleidson Dejesus at Titan FC 46 where he successfully defended his bantamweight title. The 25-year-old faces Alberto Oreliano on Feb. 16.
#2 – Casey Kenney (8-1-1)
Kenney is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Kendrick Latchman at LFA 31 on Jan. 19.
#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.
#4 – Manny Vazquez (11-3)
The former Legacy FC bantamweight champion Vazquez boasts six wins by submission and is the youngest member in this top five. He is slated to face Shawn West on March 10.
#5 – Yoni Sherbatov (7-0-1)
Still undefeated, Sherbatov is coming off the biggest win of his career last year 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.