FloCombat Prospect Rankings - March 2018
FloCombat Prospect Rankings - Flyweight - March 2018
FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American flyweight 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.
- Previously No. 18-ranked Steve Ramirez turned 31 years old and is ineligible for the rankings.
- Terrance Mithcell enters the rankings in the No. 8 spot.
- Martin Day enters the rankings in the No. 19 spot.
|RANK||NAME||AGE||RECORD||COUNTRY||NEXT FIGHT||PREVIOUS RANKING|
|4||Manny Vazquez||24||11-3||USA||March 10 vs. Shawn West||4|
|20||Jordan Graham||23||2-0||CANADA||March 16 vs. Malcom Gordon||20|
#1 — Jose "Shorty" Torres (5-0)
This may be the last time we see “Shorty” in these rankings, as his next fight will likely be in the UFC. The 26-year-old is coming off a first-round knockout over Alberto Orellano at Titan FC 48 last month, which pushed his undefeated streak to seven straight.
#2 — Casey Kenney (8-1-1)
Kenny is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Kendrick Latchman at LFA 31 on Jan. 19. The 26-year-old’s lone blemish was a controversial split decision loss to Adam Antolin at Dana White’s Contender Series 8.
#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 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 beat 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.