Canadian Flyweight MMA Rankings – June 2013
Since the UFC has started crowning a 125 lb champ, there has been a constant query to our Top MMA News mailbox “When will you start ranking Flyweights?”. Well…here is our first crack at the small guys. There are so few who actually fought at 125 in the past year that we have decided to make this a Top 3. As more warriors start fighting in this division (Adrian Woolley, Keegan Oliver, Kyle Oliveira come to mind), Top MMA News will increase the number of ranked fighters as well.
Top 3 Canadian Flyweights
1. Mike Davis (11-3) – Previous Rank (NR) – Mike Davis quickly submitted Mike Banin who really quickly submitted Randy Turner. The results from these two fights speak for themself making it inarguable that Mike Davis is Canada’s first #1 ranked Flyweight. This Arashi Do fighter and Unified MMA champion is on an eight fight win streak and his only loss since 2009 was in his KOTC Bantamweight title fight against Clayton Sheen. Next for him should be a higher profile former UFCer (maybe Antonio Banuelos?) or maybe another top Bantamweight like Adrian Woolley or Randy Turner. Next fight: TBD
2. Mike Banin (3-2) – Previous Rank (NR) – Mike Banin headed to WRECK MMA 2.0 to fight Jordan Preston, but when he got off the plane, he was fighting Randy Turner. ‘No problem,’ says Banin, who quickly submitted the hometown favorite in the main event. Next up for Banin was the Unified MMA Flyweight title shot against Mike Davis where he was stopped with a Rear Naked Choke in round 1. Nevertheless, Banin will always be respected as a fighter’s fighter who did not say ‘No’ to facing Turner and possibly winning the Upset of the Year in that fight. Next fight: TBD
3. Randy Turner (7-3) – Previous Rank (NR) – A top ranked Bantamweight, Randy Turner made his Flyweight debut at WRECK 2.0. Sure, that fight was a loss to Mike Banin, but “Relentless” still has impressive, higher weight wins against fighters like BJ Ferguson and Eric Perez that make him the indisputable third ranked Flyweight. Unfortunately, Turner was to face Adrian Woolley in a Top Maple Leaf Matchup fight this week, but that Flyweight bout was scratched due to a Woolley injury. Next fight: TBD.
Fighters who dropped out of Top 10: n/a
Outside the Top 10:
Steve Yhap (1-0)
Malcolm Gordon (1-0) – Next fight: vs Ahmed Akkar (at Bantamweight) at SCC on June 29, 2013.
Abdulah Teymouri (1-0)