FloCombat Prospect Rankings - May 2018
FloCombat Prospect Rankings | Light Heavyweight | May 2018
FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American light heavyweight MMA prospects for May 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.
|RANK||NAME||AGE||RECORD||COUNTRY||NEXT FIGHT||PREVIOUS RANKING|
|1||Smealinho Rama||25||10-3||CANADA||June 21 vs. Brandon Halsey||1|
|2||Ryan Spann||26||13-5||USA|| ||2|
|3||Kyle Noblitt||28||9-1||USA||May 26 vs. Daniel Vizcaya||3|
|4||Alonzo Menifield||30||6-0||USA|| ||4|
|5||Cameron Olson||28||9-4, 1 NC||USA|| ||5|
|6||Trevor Carlson||29||11-3||USA|| ||6|
|7||Thomas Hoeper||25||6-2||USA|| ||7|
|8||Dylan Potter||23||6-3||USA|| ||8|
|9||Kennedy Nzechukwu||25||4-0||USA|| ||9|
|10||Teddy Ash||27||10-3||CANADA||May 11 vs. Kobe Ortiz||10|
|11||Tyler Vogel||25||7-3||USA|| ||15|
|12||Travis Davis||30||6-1||USA|| ||11|
|13||Myron Dennis||29||15-7||USA|| ||12|
|14||Anton Berzin||28||5-2||USA|| ||13|
|15||Jesse Murray||25||5-3||USA|| ||14|
|16||Karl Reed||29||3-1||USA|| ||16|
|17||Derrick Brown||28||7-5||USA|| ||17|
|18||Dashawn Boatwright||30||3-0||USA|| ||18|
|19||Erick Murray||24||3-0||USA|| ||19|
|20||Aleksa Camur||22||4-0||USA|| ||20|
#1 – Smealinho Rama (10-3)
The 25-year-old is a former WSOF heavyweight champion but has yet to compete this year after recovering from an injury last year. Keep an eye out for Rama in the PFL light heavyweight tournament, as he has been confirmed to compete.
#2 – Ryan Spann (13-5)
Spann captured the LFA light heavyweight title by knocking out UFC veteran Alex Nicholson in the first round at LFA 32 on Jan. 26.
#3 – Kyle Noblitt (9-1)
Noblitt is coming off the first loss of his career to Jamal Pogues on Feb. 10. He’s currently slated to face Daniel Vizcaya on May 24 at Carden Combat Sports 4.
#4 – Alonzo Menifield (6-0)
Menifield kept his unblemished record intact at LFA 33 on Feb. 16 when he submitted Brice Ritani-Coe in the first round. Don’t be surprised if Menifield gets signed by the UFC this year.
#5 – Cameron Olson (9-3, 1 no-contest)
The 27-year-old Roufusport product is coming off a controversial loss to No. 10-ranked Teddy Ash at Prestige FC 5 in March. Regardless, Olson still holds up the No. 5 spot in the rankings.