Pancrase Rankings Updated

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Pancrase released their rankings yesterday.

There are a couple of changes to note. Of course, Ryo Kawamura moves up to claim the King of Pancrase title in the Light-Heavyweight division.

Rankings are taken from: http://www.gbring.com/sokuho/news/2008_10/1007_pancrase_02.htm

The Pancrase rankings are much more difficult to get a grip on than the Shooto rankings, but this is what is looks like anyway:

Open - Weight (No Change)
10th Open-weight King of Pancrase: Josh Barnett

Heavyweight 93.0kg~120.2kg (No Change)
4th Heavyweight King of Pancrase: Available

Light-Heavyweight83.9kg~93.0kg
4th Light-Heavyweight King of Pancrase:Ryo Kawamura
1 → Keiichiro Yamamiya
2 ↑ Tatsuya Mizuno

Middleweight 77.1kg~83.9kg
7th Middleweight King of Pancrase: Izuru Takeuchi
Interim Middlweight King of Pancrase:Yuki Kondo
1 → Yuichi Nakanishi
2 ↑ Alavutdin Gadzhiyev
3 ↑ Ichiro Kanai

Ichiro Kanai comes into the ranking after an impressive win over Kanahara on October 1.
Fukuda Riki and Fabio Silva goes out of the ranking.

Welterweight 70.3kg~77.1kg
4th Welterweight King of Pancrase: Available
Interim Welterweight King of Pancrase: Takuya Wada
1 ↑ Jason Palacios

Bryan Rafiq goes out of the ranking.

Lightweight 65.8kg~70.3kg (No Change)
2nd Lightweight King of Pancrase: Available
1 → Yuji Hoshino
2 → Katsuya Inoue
3 → Koji Oishi
4 → Artur Oumakhanov
5 → Yuichi Ikari

Featherweight 61.2kg~65.8kg
Featherweight King of Pancrase: Available
1 → Marlon Sandro
2 → DJ.taiki
3 → Masaya Takita "J-Taro"
4 → Kenji Arai
5 → Manabu Inoue

Yoshiro Maeda vacates the title to move down to Bantamweight, Marlon Sandro will fight Masaya Takita for the title on October 26.

Bantamweight 58.0kg~61.2kg
Bantamweight King of Pancrase: Available
1 ↑ Seiya Kawahara
2 ↑ Yoshiro Maeda
3 ↓ Tatsuya So

Fujiwara is taken out of the rankings, Yoshiro Maeda moves into 2nd spot.

Flyweight -58.0kg (No Change)
Flyweight King of Pancrase: Available
1 - Mitsuhisa Sunabe

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