FloCombat Prospect Rankings - April 2018

FloCombat Prospect Rankings | Flyweight | April 2018

FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American flyweight 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.

April notes:

  • Ricky Simon has been removed from the rankings after signing with the UFC.

1Jose Torres257-0USA 1
2Casey Kenney268-1-1USA 2
3Carlos Candelario267-0USA 3
4Yoni Sherbatov297-0-1CANADA 4
5Sid Bice288-1USA 5
6Jonathan Martinez239-1USA 6
7Jared Scoggins228-1USA 7
8Jerome Rivera227-1USA 8
9Malcom Gordon2710-3CANADA NR
10Riley Dutro3012-3USA 9
11Jaime Alvarez297-1USAApril 6 vs. George Calvo10
12Askar Askar236-0USA 11
13Josh Paiva269-2USAMay 12 vs. Adam Antolin12
14Patrick Mix246-0USA NR
15Richie Santiago256-0USAApril 6 vs. Matt Almy13
16Charles Johnson276-1USA 14
17Samir Farid307-1USA 15
18Kodey Gulley246-1USA 16
19Jordan Espinosa2812-5, 1 NCUSA 17
20Martin Day297-2USA 18

#1 – Jose "Shorty" Torres (7-0)

This may be the last time we see “Shorty” on 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 with five finishes. 

#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 – Yoni Sherbatov (7-0-1) 

Still undefeated in his career, Sherbatov is coming off the biggest win of his career last year when he defeated 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. 

#5 – Sid Bice (8-1) 

Bice faces Maikel Perez at LFA 37 on April 20 for the vacant flyweight title left by current UFC 125-pound fighter Roberto Sanchez. The Factory X product has won three straight fights and holds a win over current UFC flyweight Eric Shelton.