FloCombat Prospect Rankings - April 2018

FloCombat Prospect Rankings | Lightweight | April 2018

FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American lightweight 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.

1Robert Watley2810-1USA 1
2Trey Ogden2810-2USA 2
3Thai Clark287-0USA 3
4Nick Browne277-1USA 4
5Joe Giannetti226-0USA 5
6Bobby Lee228-1USA 9
7Jose Flores297-1USA 6
8Daryl Wilson257-2USA 7
9Jordan Griffin2715-5USA 8
10Billy Quarantillo2910-2USA 10
11Brandon Jenkins2611-5USA 11
12Sidney Outlaw259-3USAApril 14 vs. Bassil Hafez12
13Devonte Smith247-1USA 15
14Joseph Lowry287-0USA 13
15Vince Fricilone238-1USA 14
16Nick Gehrts228-3USA 16
17Luis Pena244-0USA 18
18Austin Tweedy2710-1USA NR
19Matt Sayles236-1USA 19
20Alexi Argyriou245-0 NCCANADA 17

#1 – Robert Watley (10-1)

The LFA lightweight champion is currently riding a 10-fight winning streak, including a unanimous decision victory over Brandon Jenkins at LFA 34 on March 2. 

#2 – Trey Ogden (10-2) 

The Glory MMA submitted Travis Perzynski in the first round at LFA 34 on March 2. Ogden has won eight of his last nine fights. 

#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.