FloCombat Prospect Rankings - April 2018

FloCombat Prospect Rankings | Middleweight | April 2018

FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American middleweight MMA prospects for April 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.

1Anthony Hernandez236-0USA 1
2Brendan Allen218-3USA 2
3Ian Heinisch299-1USAMay 4 vs. Gabriel Cheecho3
4Kevin Holland2512-3USA 4
5Jordan Wright269-0USA 5
6Chris Harris2710-3USA 6
7Marc-André Barriault279-1Canada 7
8Chibwikem Onyenegecha236-0USA 8
9Kevin Nowaczyk2819-3USAApril 14 vs. Andrew Kapel9
10Alton Cunningham245-0USA 12
11Chris Bukwas Anderson286-1CANADA 10
12Deron Winn283-0USAMay 12 vs. TBA11
13Gilbert Urbina215-0USA 13
14Bevon Lewis264-0USAApril 27 vs. Colin Huckbody14
15Christien Savoie245-0CANADAApril 7 vs. Julian Leblanc15
16Julien LeBlanc255-0CANADAApril 7 vs. Christien Savoie16
17Justin Sumter286-1USA 17
18Julian Learned236-1USA 18
19Sean Lally278-2USA 19
20David Mundell268-3USA 20

#1 – Anthony Hernandez (6-0)

Hernandez captured the vacant LFA middleweight title by defeating former No. 1-ranked Brendan Allen by unanimous decision at LFA 32 on Jan. 26. The 23-year-old went the distance for the first time in that fight and is likely on the verge of a UFC contract with that win. 

#2 – Brendan Allen (8-3)

Allen came up short in his second bid for the LFA middleweight title after losing to Hernandez at LFA 32. Still, the 22-year-old Roufusport product is one of the youngest fighters on this list and two of his three career losses are to UFC fighters Eryk Anders and Trevin Giles.

#3 – Ian Heinisch (8-1)

Heinisch bounced back from his first career loss by knocking out Daniel Madrid in the second round at LFA 31. The Factory X standout has won four of his eight career fights by stoppage and will face Gabriel Checco at LFA 39 on May 4 for the interim middleweight title

#4 – Kevin Holland (12-3) 

Holland has now won nine of his last 10 fights, with his lone loss during that stretch coming against UFC welterweight Curtis Millender at LFA 13 last year. He most recently defeated Teagan Dooley on the Bellator 195 prelims, signaling big things ahead for Holland.  

#5 – Jordan Wright (9-0) 

Jackson/Winkeljohn standout Wright enters the top five in April. The 26-year-old is coming off a first-round submission victory over Craig Wilkerson at LFA 30 in January.