Issue Date: 8/24/2015 (Official Release: #446)

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) 25-7-4
64
Last Fight: 7/05/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [#599 LW] Takafumi Ito
 
2
 
JP Yoshitaka Naito  (31) 9-0-0
54
Last Fight: 7/26/2015 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Ryuto Sawada
 
3
 
JP Yukitaka Musashi  (27) 7-1-1
40
Last Fight: 5/31/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Tatsuya So
 
4
 
JP Hiroyuki Abe  (38) 13-7-0
39
Last Fight: 8/09/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Masakazu Utsugi
 
5
 
JP Kento Kanbe  (18) 9-0-0
38
Last Fight: 8/09/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Tatsuya So
 
6
 
JP Daichi Kitakata  (24) 13-7-1
37
Last Fight: 7/05/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [#12 SW] Raymison Bruno
Next Fight: 10/04/2015 [Pancrase] vs [NR] Takafumi Ato
7
 
JP Junji Ito  (29) 13-5-0
36
Last Fight: 5/03/2015 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Ken Asuka
 
8
 
TH Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke  (36) 5-0-0
30
Last Fight: 5/22/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Roy Doliguez
 
9
 
JP Takuya Eizumi  (31) 15-14-3
29
Last Fight: 5/31/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Takafumi Ato
 
10
 
BR Eglaudio Tavares   4-0-0
28
Last Fight: 7/17/2015 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Marcelo Lins
 
11
 
BR Marcone Muniz  (32) 6-2-0
26
Last Fight: 9/06/2014 [Coliseu Extreme Fight] vs  [NR] Joao Paulo da Costa de Jesus
 
12
 
BR Raymison Bruno  (29) 7-1-0
25
Last Fight: 7/05/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [#6 SW] Daichi Kitakata
 
13
 
JP Sho Nishida   9-3-2
25
Last Fight: 7/26/2015 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Tateo Iino
Next Fight: 9/06/2015 [Shooto] vs [NR] Takahiro Kohori
14
 
JP Shinya Murofushi  (32) 10-4-1
24
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [Shooto] vs  [#2 SW] Yoshitaka Naito
 
15
NR
BR Tulio Vasconcelos  (25) 5-0-0
24
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [Win Combat Championship] vs  [NR] Aron Mirlo Souza de Oliveira
 

Issue Date: 8/24/2015 (Official Release: #446)

Previous Official Release: 8/17/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#15] Takamasa Kiuchi+

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





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    • 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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