FloCombat Prospect Rankings - March 2018

FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Welterweight - March 2018

FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American welterweight 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.

March Notes: 

  • Kyle Stewart takes the top spot after his win over Jaleel Willis at LFA 33.
1Kyle Stewart299-0USA 2
2James Nakashima288-0USA 1
3Jaleel Willis258-1USA 3
4Derrick Krantz3020-10USAMarch 16 vs. Chris Anthony4
5Nick Barnes2712-3USA 5
6Chad Curry289-2USA 6
7Jason Jackson277-3USA 7
8Mark Lemminger247-1USA 8
9Sean Brady247-0USAMarch 17 vs. Colton Smith9
10Carlton Minus247-0 NCUSA 10
11Jared Gooden249-2USA 11
12Braden Smith228-2USA 12
13Chris Curtis3017-5USA 13
14Sid Wheeler217-2USAMarch 2 vs. Pawel Kielek14
15Marcus Edwards2813-5USA 15
16Ben Egli2910-1USA 16
17Joey Pierotti288-0USA 17
18Peter Grajcar275-1CANADA 18
19Cameron VanCamp2410-4-1USA 19
20Quinton Parks Jr.276-1USAMarch 3 vs. Rocky Edwards20

#1 — Kyle Stewart (9-0)

Stewart is coming off an impressive performance against No. 3-ranked Jaleel Willis in which Stewart handed the former V3 Welterweight champion his first loss. Stewart takes the top billing for his undefeated record and having one more win than James Nakashima. 

#2 — James Nakashima (8-0)

Nakashima captured the LFA welterweight title after taking out No. 4-ranked Derrick Krantz by split decision on Sept. 22. The MMA Lab standout is currently sidelined by injuries.

#3 — Jaleel Willis (8-0)

The 25-year-old is coming off the first loss of his career, as he suffered a unanimous decision loss to No. 1-ranked Kyle Stewart at LFA 33 on Feb. 16.  He’s still the youngest fighter in the top five and remains in the No. 3 spot.

#4 — Derrick Krantz (20-10)

Krantz dropped his LFA welterweight title to Nakashima on Sept. 22; however, he remains in the No. 4 spot due to the fact it was a split decision setback. He next fights Chris Anthony on March 16 live on FloCombat.

#5 — Nick Barnes (12-2)

Barnes is coming off a TKO loss to newly signed UFC welterweight Curtis Millender at LFA 30. However, his impressive record still keeps him in the top five.