Issue Date: 4/19/2015 (Official Release: #427)

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
JP Mitsuhisa Sunabe  (35) 24-7-4
Last Fight: 3/15/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Seiji Ozuka
JP Yoshitaka Naito   8-0-0
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [Shooto] vs  [#13 SW] Shinya Murofushi
JP Yukitaka Musashi  (27) 6-1-1
Last Fight: 10/05/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [#5 SW] Hiroyuki Abe
Next Fight: 5/31/2015 [Pancrase] vs [#191 FLW] Tatsuya So
JP Kento Kanbe  (18) 8-0-0
Last Fight: 2/01/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Yusei Shimokawa
JP Hiroyuki Abe  (37) 12-7-0
Last Fight: 2/01/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [#8 SW] Takuya Eizumi
Next Fight: 4/26/2015 [Pancrase] vs [NR] Masakazu Utsugi
JP Ken Asuka   8-0-0
Last Fight: 12/21/2014 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Atsushi Takeuchi
Next Fight: 5/03/2015 [Shooto] vs [#14 SW] Junji Ito
BR Raymison Bruno   7-0-0
Last Fight: 12/18/2014 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Marcelo Lins
JP Takuya Eizumi  (31) 14-14-3
Last Fight: 2/01/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [#5 SW] Hiroyuki Abe
Next Fight: 5/31/2015 [Pancrase] vs [NR] Takafumi Ato
JP Ryuto Sawada  (19) 5-1-1
Last Fight: 2/11/2015 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Yuki Shojo
JP Daichi Kitakata  (24) 11-7-1
Last Fight: 12/21/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [#5 SW] Hiroyuki Abe
Next Fight: 4/29/2015 [DEEP] vs [NR] Takeshi Sato
PH Roy Doliguez  (33) 6-1-0
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [PacificXC] vs  [NR] Dennis Salazar
BR Marcone Muniz  (32) 6-2-0
Last Fight: 9/06/2014 [Coliseu Extreme Fight] vs  [NR] Joao Paulo da Costa de Jesus
JP Shinya Murofushi  (31) 10-4-1
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [Shooto] vs  [#2 SW] Yoshitaka Naito
JP Junji Ito  (28) 12-5-0
Last Fight: 2/11/2015 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Kenichi Sawada
Next Fight: 5/03/2015 [Shooto] vs [#6 SW] Ken Asuka
JP Takamasa Kiuchi  (27) 7-6-2
Last Fight: 4/12/2015 [ZST] vs  [NR] Kenichi Sawada

Issue Date: 4/19/2015 (Official Release: #427)

Previous Official Release: 4/12/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: None

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

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    • 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.

    • […] a big reason (pun intended, wait for it) is so many asians are ummm "little people" so the main stream mma organizations have not or are just barely coming around to the smaller weight classes. look at those rankings as an example Fight Matrix | Current MMA Rankings &raquo Strawweight […]

    • 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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