FloCombat Prospect Rankings - March 2018

FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Lightweight - March 2018

FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American lightweight 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: 

  • Previously No. 2-ranked Alex Hernandez signed with the UFC.
  • Brandon Jenkins enters the rankings in the No. 11 spot.
  • Joshua Jones enters the rankings in the No. 20 spot.
1Robert Watley289-1USAMarch 2 vs. Brandon Jenkins1
2Trey Ogden289-2USAMarch 2 vs. Travis Perzynski3
3Thai Clark287-0USA 4
4Nick Browne277-1USA 5
5Joe Giannetti226-0USA 6
6Jose Flores297-1USA 7
7Daryl Wilson257-2USA 8
8Jordan Griffin2714-5USAMarch 2 vs. Darrick Minner9
9Bobby Lee227-1USAMarch 2 vs. Nick Ammerman10
10Billy Quarantillo2910-2USA 11
11Brandon Jenkins2611-5USA NR
12Sidney Outlaw259-3USA 12
13Joseph Lowry287-0USA 13
14Vince Fricilone238-1USA 14
15Devonte Smith246-1USAMarch 3 vs. Justin Edwards15
16Nick Gehrts228-3USA 16
17Alexi Argyriou245-0 NCCANADA 17
18Luis Pena244-0USA 18
19Matt Sayles236-1USA 19
20Joshua Jones277-2USA NR

#1 — Robert Watley (9-1)

The LFA lightweight champion is currently riding a nine-fight win streak and will defend his title on March 2 against Brandon Jenkins at LFA 34. 

#2 — Trey Ogden (9-2) 

Ogden had his seven-fight win streak snapped in his last fight when he lost to Thomas Gifford at KC Fighting Alliance 26 in December. The Glory MMA product faces Travis Perzynski at LFA 34 on March 2. He moves into the No. 2 spot with Alex Hernandez signing with the UFC.  

#3 — Thai Clark (7-0) 

Clark was slated to face UFC veteran Damon Jackson at LFA 28 in December; however, when "The Ultimate Fighter" announced it was having tryouts he opted for that instead. Looks like it paid off, as Clark was named as one of the contestants for season 27. 

#4 — Nick Browne (7-1)

Browne has finished five of his eight opponents and had his seven-fight win streak snapped in his last bout when he lost to TUF 27 contestant John Gunther. 

#5 — Joe Giannetti (6-0)

Giannetti will be featured on season 27 of "The Ultimate Fighter" and with good reason. The 22-year-old has won all of his fights by submission.