FloCombat Prospect Rankings - May 2018
FloCombat Prospect Rankings | Welterweight | May 2018
FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American welterweight 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||Kyle Stewart||29||9-0||USA||May 19 vs. Chauncey Foxworth||1|
|2||James Nakashima||28||8-0||USA|| ||2|
|3||Jaleel Willis||25||8-1||USA|| ||3|
|4||Sean Brady||24||8-0||USA|| ||4|
|5||Derrick Krantz||30||21-10||USA|| ||5|
|6||Nick Barnes||27||12-3||USA|| ||6|
|7||Chad Curry||28||9-2||USA|| ||7|
|8||Jason Jackson||27||7-3||USA|| ||8|
|9||Mark Lemminger||24||7-1||USA|| ||9|
|10||Carlton Minus||24||7-0 NC||USA||May 16 vs. Justin Buchholz||10|
|11||Jared Gooden||24||10-2||USA|| ||11|
|12||Braden Smith||22||8-2||USA||June 8 vs. Codale Ford||12|
|13||Chris Curtis||30||17-5||USA||June 12 vs. Sean Lally||13|
|14||Sid Wheeler||21||8-2||USA|| ||14|
|15||Marcus Edwards||28||13-5||USA|| ||15|
|16||Ben Egli||29||10-2||USA|| ||16|
|17||Joey Pierotti||28||8-1||USA|| ||17|
|18||Peter Grajcar||27||5-1||CANADA|| ||18|
|19||Quinton Parks Jr.||27||7-2||USA|| ||19|
|20||Anthony Adams||30||6-0||USA|| ||20|
#1 – Kyle Stewart (9-0)
Stewart is coming off an impressive performance against No. 3-ranked Jaleel Willis in which he handed the former V3Fights welterweight champion his first loss. Stewart takes the top billing for his undefeated record and having one more win than James Nakashima.
#2 – James Nakashima (8-0)
Nakashima captured the LFA welterweight title after taking out No. 4-ranked Derrick Krantz by split decision on Sept. 22. The MMA Lab standout is currently sidelined by injuries.
#3 – Jaleel Willis (8-0)
The 25-year-old is coming off the first loss of his career as he suffered a unanimous decision loss to No. 1-ranked Kyle Stewart at LFA 33 on Feb. 16. He’s still the youngest fighter in the top five and remains in the No. 3 spot.
#4 – Sean Brady (8-0)
Brady enters the top five with his unanimous decision victory over TUF winner Colton Smith at Shogun Fights on March 17. The 24-year old has finished four of his eight career opponents.
#5 – Derrick Krantz (21-10)
Krantz dropped his LFA welterweight title to James Nakashima on Sept. 22; however, he remains in the No. 4 spot due to the fact it was a split decision setback. He’s coming off a win over Artenas Young at Rite of Passage 3.