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.

March Notes: 

  • 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.
1Jose Torres257-0USA 1
2Casey Kenney268-1-1USA 2
3Carlos Candelario267-0USA 3
4Manny Vazquez2411-3USAMarch 10 vs. Shawn West4
5Yoni Sherbatov297-0-1CANADA 5
6Sid Bice288-1USA 6
7Jonathan Martinez239-1USA 7
8Terrence Mitchell2812-2USA NR
9Jared Scoggins228-1USA 8
10Jerome Rivera227-1USA 9
11Riley Dutro3012-3USA 10
12Jaime Alvarez297-1USA 11
13Askar Askar236-0USA 12
14Josh Paiva269-2USA 13
15Richie Santiago256-0USA 15
16Charles Johnson276-0USA 16
17Samir Farid307-1USA 14
18Kodey Gulley246-1USA 17
19Martin Day297-2USA NR
20Jordan Graham232-0CANADAMarch 16 vs. Malcom Gordon20

#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.