FloCombat Prospect Rankings - March 2018
FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Middleweight - March 2018
FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American middleweight MMA prospects for March 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 Wright enters the top five of the rankings.
- TKO MMA middleweight champion Marc-Andre Barriault enters in the No. 7 spot. He was mistakenly put in the light heavyweight rankings last month.
|RANK||NAME||AGE||RECORD||COUNTRY||NEXT FIGHT||PREVIOUS RANKING|
|1||Anthony Hernandez||23||5-0||USA|| ||1|
|2||Brendan Allen||21||8-3||USA|| ||2|
|3||Ian Heinisch||29||9-1||USA|| ||3|
|4||Kevin Holland||25||11-3||USA||March 2 vs. Teagan Dooley||4|
|5||Jordan Wright||26||9-0||USA|| ||6|
|6||Chris Harris||27||10-3||USA|| ||5|
|7||Marc-André Barriault||27||9-1||Canada|| ||7 LHW|
|8||Chibwikem Onyenegecha||23||6-0||USA|| ||7|
|9||Kevin Nowaczyk||28||19-3||USA|| ||9|
|10||Chris Bukwas Anderson||28||6-1||CANADA|| ||8|
|11||Deron Winn||28||3-0||USA|| ||10|
|12||Alton Cunningham||24||4-0||USA||March 2 vs. Wayman Carter||11|
|13||Gilbert Urbina||21||5-0||USA|| ||12|
|14||Bevon Lewis||26||4-0||USA|| ||13|
|15||Christien Savoie||24||5-0||CANADA||April 7 vs. Julian Leblanc||14|
|16||Julien LeBlanc||25||5-0||CANADA||April 7 vs. Christien Savoie||15|
|17||Justin Sumter||28||6-1||USA|| ||16|
|18||Julian Learned||23||6-1||USA|| ||17|
|19||Sean Lally||27||8-2||USA|| ||18|
|20||David Mundell||26||8-3||USA|| ||19|
#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 Hernandez 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 makes his Bellator debut on March 2 against Tegan Dooley.
#5 — Jordan Wright (9-0)
Jackson/Winklejohn standout Wright enters the top five as the only fighter on this list with an undefeated record. The 26-year-old fighter is coming off a first-round submission victory over Craig Wilkerson at LFA 30 in January.