Issue Date: 9/21/2014 (Official Release: #393)

Strawweight (121.9lbs and below) fighter ranks

The rankings presented are computerized and provided by the FightMatrix ranking system, which utilizes a comprehensive MMA fight database to provide objective rankings. Please note, that these rankings ONLY contain fighters who have had at least one professional fight some time in the 450 days prior to the ranking date.


Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Home State
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
TH Rambaa Somdet  (40) 12-2-0
54
Last Fight: 10/27/2013 [Grabaka] vs  [NR] Kenichi Sawada
 
2
 
JP Yoshitaka Naito   7-0-0
37
Last Fight: 3/16/2014 [Shooto] vs  [#15 SW] Yuki Shojo
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [Shooto] vs [#3 SW] Shinya Murofushi
3
 
JP Shinya Murofushi  (31) 10-3-1
37
Last Fight: 1/13/2014 [Shooto] vs  [#13 SW] Junji Ito
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [Shooto] vs [#2 SW] Yoshitaka Naito
4
 
JP Takuya Eizumi  (30) 14-13-3
37
Last Fight: 6/29/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Yusei Shimokawa
 
5
 
JP Hiroyuki Abe  (37) 10-6-0
29
Last Fight: 11/03/2013 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Masakazu Utsugi
Next Fight: 10/05/2014 [Pancrase] vs [#6 SW] Yukitaka Musashi
6
 
JP Yukitaka Musashi  (26) 5-1-1
28
Last Fight: 5/11/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Masakazu Utsugi
Next Fight: 10/05/2014 [Pancrase] vs [#5 SW] Hiroyuki Abe
7
 
BR Karl Marx Mazoni  (23) 4-0-0
28
Last Fight: 5/29/2014 [Coliseu Extreme Fight] vs Unranked Opponent
 
8
 
JP Ken Asuka   6-0-0
27
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Masayoshi Kato
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [Shooto] vs [NR] Ryuto Sawada
9
 
JP Noboru Tahara  (31) 12-7-1
25
Last Fight: 9/29/2013 [Pancrase] vs  [#48 FLW] Mitsuhisa Sunabe
 
10
 
JP Takamasa Kiuchi  (27) 6-6-2
24
Last Fight: 8/31/2014 [ZST] vs  [NR] Akinori Fujisawa
 
11
 
BR Bruno Suema  (23) 9-2-0
24
Last Fight: 11/14/2013 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#12 SW] Marcone Muniz
 
12
 
BR Marcone Muniz  (31) 6-2-0
24
Last Fight: 9/06/2014 [Coliseu Extreme Fight] vs Unranked Opponent
 
13
 
JP Junji Ito  (28) 10-5-0
24
Last Fight: 1/13/2014 [Shooto] vs  [#3 SW] Shinya Murofushi
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [Shooto] vs [NR] Hiroaki Shishino
14
 
JP Kento Kanbe  (17) 6-0-0
23
Last Fight: 6/29/2014 [Pancrase] vs Unranked Opponent
Next Fight: 10/05/2014 [Pancrase] vs [NR] Suguru Hayasaka
15
 
JP Yuki Shojo  (33) 13-8-2
23
Last Fight: 3/16/2014 [Shooto] vs  [#2 SW] Yoshitaka Naito
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [Shooto] vs [NR] Jun Nabeshima

Issue Date: 9/21/2014 (Official Release: #393)

Previous Official Release: 9/14/2014

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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