FloCombat Prospect Rankings | July 2018

FloCombat Prospect Rankings | Flyweight | July 2018

FloCombat ranks the top 20 North American flyweight MMA prospects for July 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.
1Casey Kenney269-1-1USA 1
2Carlos Candelario277-0USA 2
3Yoni Sherbatov297-1-1CANADA 3
4Sid Bice288-2USA 4
5Jonathan Martinez239-1USA 5
6Jared Scoggins228-1USA 6
7Askar Askar237-0USA 7
8Malcolm Gordon2710-3CANADAAug. 2 vs. James Mancini9
9Riley Dutro3012-3USAJuly 10 vs. Jordan Espinosa10
10Juan Puerta3015-6USA NR
11Josh Paiva2610-2USA 12
12Charles Johnson277-1USA 15
13Jaime Alvarez297-1USA 11
14Brandon Royval237-3USA 16
15Richie Santiago256-1USA 14
16Jerome Rivera227-2USA 8
17Samir Farid307-1USA 17
18Kodey Gulley246-1USA 18
19Jordan Espinosa2812-5, 1 NCUSA 19
20Martin Day297-2USA 20

#1 – Casey Kenney (9-1-1)

Kenny is coming off a unanimous decision victory over UFC veteran Roman Salazar, where he stepped up a weight class at LFA 44 on June 29. The 27-year-old last four opponents have a combined record of 42-16. 

#2 – 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

#3 – Yoni Sherbatov (7-1-1) 

Sherbatov is coming off the first loss of his career, a first-round submission setback to Felipe Silva at ACB 85. 

#4 – 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.  

#5 – Jonathan Martinez (9-1) 

Martinez is just 24 years old and has finished seven of his 10 career opponents. He has yet to compete this year. 


  • Juan Puerta enters the rankings in the No. 10 spot