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.
- Kyle Stewart takes the top spot after his win over Jaleel Willis at LFA 33.
|RANK||NAME||AGE||RECORD||COUNTRY||NEXT FIGHT||PREVIOUS RANKING|
|4||Derrick Krantz||30||20-10||USA||March 16 vs. Chris Anthony||4|
|9||Sean Brady||24||7-0||USA||March 17 vs. Colton Smith||9|
|10||Carlton Minus||24||7-0 NC||USA||10|
|14||Sid Wheeler||21||7-2||USA||March 2 vs. Pawel Kielek||14|
|20||Quinton Parks Jr.||27||6-1||USA||March 3 vs. Rocky Edwards||20|
#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.