DWCS 2020 Week 1 Breakdown and Predictions

Jose Flores (left) Credit: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

Lightweight: Jose Flores vs. Jordan Leavitt

Tale of the tape:

Jose Flores
Mission, Texas
Flo MMA & Fitness
Jordan Leavitt
Las Vegas, Nevada
Syndicate MMA

Pros and Cons:

Jose Flores


  • Big submission threat
  • Dangerous liver kick
  • Good use of the range
  • Good display of kicks
  • Solid offensive grappling


  • Hands drop low at times
  • Chin-up
  • TDD is questionable

Jordan Leavitt


  • Huge submission threat
  • Excellent jiu-jitsu
  • Comfortable anywhere on the mat
  • Diverse submission attack


  • Telegraphs his shots
  • Very sloppy coming forward
  • Will be too willing to fight off his back

Who has the advantage?

Striking: Flores
Speed: Flores
Output/Volume: Flores
Knockout Power: Flores
Chin: Leavitt
Kickboxing: Flores
Footwork: Flores
Wrestling: Leavitt
Grappling: Leavitt
Submissions: Leavitt
Cardio: Leavitt


This is the second opportunity on DWCS for Jose Flores. He did come up short to Matt Frevola. In that fight though, Flores did look good and has shown improvements since then. Flores definitely has the weapons to beat Leavitt. Flores is the more physical fighter and is much better versed at kickboxing range. Leavitt has shown to be super aggressive and can easily get on the inside of Flores. I’m not sure Leavitt can take Flores down as his wrestling isn’t really good as it should be; he really favors a head and arm throw and that’s a 50/50 position. Flores is a jiu-jitsu guy as well so going to the mat is something he probably won’t shy away from. In a fight that’s destined to hit the mat, Leavitt has much better grappling in every area. I’m on the side of Leavitt just because I think he finds a way to get the fight to the mat over the course of three rounds.