FloCombat Prospect Rankings - May 2018
FloCombat Prospect Rankings | Flyweight | May 2018
FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American flyweight 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||Jose Torres||25||7-0||USA|| ||1|
|2||Casey Kenney||26||8-1-1||USA|| ||2|
|3||Carlos Candelario||26||7-0||USA|| ||3|
|4||Yoni Sherbatov||29||7-1-1||CANADA|| ||4|
|5||Sid Bice||28||8-2||USA|| ||5|
|6||Jonathan Martinez||23||9-1||USA|| ||6|
|7||Jared Scoggins||22||8-1||USA|| ||7|
|8||Askar Askar||23||7-0||USA|| ||12|
|9||Jerome Rivera||22||7-1||USA||Fights May 4 vs. Brandon Royval||8|
|10||Malcolm Gordon||27||10-3||CANADA|| ||9|
|11||Riley Dutro||30||12-3||USA|| ||10|
|12||Jaime Alvarez||29||7-1||USA|| ||11|
|13||Josh Paiva||26||9-2||USA||Fights May 12 vs. Adam Antolin||13|
|14||Patrick Mix||24||6-0||USA|| ||14|
|15||Richie Santiago||25||6-1||USA|| ||15|
|16||Charles Johnson||27||6-1||USA|| ||16|
|17||Samir Farid||30||7-1||USA|| ||17|
|18||Kodey Gulley||24||6-1||USA|| ||18|
|19||Jordan Espinosa||28||12-5, 1 NC||USA|| ||19|
|20||Martin Day||29||7-2||USA|| ||20|
#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.
#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 turned UFC competitor Matt Bessette.
#4 – Yoni Sherbatov (7-1-1)
The 29-year-old has finished five of his nine career opponents and the lone draw on his record was to Fight Night Global standout Tyson Nam. However, Sherbatov is coming off the first loss of his career, a first-round submission setback to Felipe Silva at ACB 85.
#5 – Sid Bice (8-2)
Bice has won three of his last four fights but is coming off a TKO loss to Maikel Perez at LFA 37 for the promotion's vacant flyweight title.