Issue Date: 6/26/2016 (Official Release: #492)

Strawweight (121.9lbs and below) fighter ranks

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Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Rank State
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
JP Mitsuhisa Sunabe  (36) 27-7-4
71
Last Fight: 6/12/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Ryo Hatta
 
2
 
JP Yoshitaka Naito  (32) 11-0-0
70
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#18 SW] Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke
 
3
 
JP Kento Kanbe  (19) 10-0-0
52
Last Fight: 12/13/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [#14 SW] Yukitaka Musashi
 
4
NR
JP Sota Kojima  (29) 18-7-4
47
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#6 SW] Hiroyuki Abe
 
5
 
JP Daichi Kitakata  (25) 14-7-1
40
Last Fight: 3/13/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#20 SW] Shinya Murofushi
Next Fight: 7/31/2016 [Pancrase] vs [NR] Suguru Hayasaka
6
2
JP Hiroyuki Abe  (38) 13-9-0
33
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#4 SW] Sota Kojima
 
7
1
BR Raymison Bruno  (30) 8-0-0
33
Last Fight: 2/13/2016 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Ranieri Silva
 
8
1
JP Takamasa Kiuchi  (29) 9-7-2
32
Last Fight: 6/12/2016 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Sho Nishida
 
9
1
JP Tateo Iino  (30) 9-5-1
32
Last Fight: 3/21/2016 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Masayoshi Kato
 
10
1
JP Yosuke Saruta  (28) 12-7-2
30
Last Fight: 3/21/2016 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Teppei Maeyama
 
11
 
JP Ryuto Sawada  (20) 6-2-1
30
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Takahiro Kohori
Next Fight: 7/17/2016 [Shooto] vs [#153 FLW] Ken Asuka
12
 
JP Junji Ito  (29) 13-7-0
29
Last Fight: 2/07/2016 [WSOF-GC] vs  [#78 BW] Jarred Brooks
 
13
 
BR Eglaudio Tavares   4-0-0
28
Last Fight: 7/17/2015 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Marcelo Lins
 
14
 
JP Yukitaka Musashi  (28) 7-2-1
28
Last Fight: 12/13/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [#3 SW] Kento Kanbe
 
15
 
BR Marcus Paulo Amaral  (23) 8-1-0
27
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Fight On] vs  [NR] Iago Ribeiro
 
16
NR
JP Kanta Sato  (21) 7-3-0
26
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#17 SW] Haruo Ochi
 
17
7
JP Haruo Ochi  (32) 12-7-2
26
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#16 SW] Kanta Sato
 
18
2
TH Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke  (37) 6-1-0
26
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#2 SW] Yoshitaka Naito
 
19
2
US Joey Diehl  (25) 10-8-0
26
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [XFO] vs  [NR] Adam Roll
 
20
2
JP Shinya Murofushi  (32) 11-5-1
25
Last Fight: 3/13/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#5 SW] Daichi Kitakata
 

Issue Date: 6/26/2016 (Official Release: #492)

Previous Official Release: 6/19/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#19] Masayoshi Kato!, [#20] Jun Nakamura!

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other


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    • Chromium says:

      One Championship is bringing in Yoshitaka Naito to face Dejdamrong. That’s probably the most interesting fight I can remember this division producing, since the winner will be #2 in the world at worst, and will hold a belt in the highest profile promotion that uses this division.

      If the winner fought Sunabe somehow, it could finally crystalize who the best in the world was.

      …not that the division isn’t still in its infancy, but still, interesting development.

    • jcs says:

      I think the limit is staying put for the foreseeable future..

      I’m a strong believer in: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

      However, we can probably expand another 5 here soon.

    • Chromium says:

      Looking at the recent weigh-in data for some of the top fighters per Tapology.com, it seems like the actual weight class in both Pancrase and ZST now is 54 kg or ~119 lbs.

      And PXC seems to have a normal 115 SW class now.

      Maybe it’d be okay to make things a just a little stricter at 120.9 lbs. now? I don’t think it would affect the top 15 much, and possibly not at all, to be honest.

      Just a thought.

    • jcs says:

      Looks like we are close to adding another 5. In all fairness, we have helped things along by lumping in the “Jr. Flyweight” classes that ZST, PXC and Pancrase dumped on us.

    • Chromium says:

      As silly as I think this weight class is, it does seem to be gaining a bit more traction now with OneFC making a title for it, and it seems that the ratings being given out may justify expanding this to 20 people.

    • yamazaki says:

      Is Sunabe Mitsuhisa(Japan) performed ranking of by the flyweight divition not strawweight?
      Though Abe and Eizumi fighting against Sunabe are strawweight,Sunabe thinks that it is the flyweight divition to be strange.

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    • jcs says:

      I understand your point.. but everything is so tight, I can have a guy weigh in 1 pound light for a 121 fight and suddenly he’s 120 because I track weigh-in weights when available. If I use 119 as a cut-off, the same thing happens with the Pancrase 120lb division. It’s either got to stay where it is, or go all the way down to 118 which seems too restrictive.

      When deciding on this upper limit I said to myself.. if these guys had to choose 125 or 115 (let’s say UFC had both), where would they end up? Currently, the Top 4 (I think) would go to 115.

    • Chromium says:

      I suppose it’s nice to see Brazilians infiltrate this list, and show that this weight class is popping up just a tiny bit in the Western world, and I see that it may be getting close to time to expand it.

      I have to say tho, I really think revising the weight limit down to 120 or 119 would be the more prudent thing next, since as it is it seems incredibly generous to include weights up to 121 under “Strawweight”. Pushing the ZST 55 kg division up into Flyweight only costs you 2 fighters on the current list.


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