Shooto November Rankings

Thursday, 20 November 2008


This month there are changes to the Bantamweight and Middleweight divisions.

The big mover is of course Xavier Lucas, after claiming the Pacific Shooto title he comes in at 4th place on the global rankings.

Also moving up are Ryuichi Miki, Junji Ikoma and Masaaki Sugawara.

Bantamweight:
Champion: → Shinichi “BJ” Kojima
-From October 14 2006, Defended 3 times against Mamoru, Akagi and Urushitani

1. → Yuki Shoujou
2. →Yasuhiro Urushitani
3. ↑ Ryuichi Miki
4. ↑ Junji Ikoma
5. ↓ Mamoru Yamaguchi
6. ↓ Masatoshi Abe
7. → Shimokawa Yusei
8. → Yasuhiro Akagi
9. → Homare Kuboyama
10. ↑ Masaaki Sugawara

Masaaki Sugawara pushes veteran Jin Akimoto out of the rankings with his win against Takuya Mori in Shooot Tradition 3. Ryuichi Miki and Junji Ikoma moves up after wins in the last month.

Featherweight:
Champion: → Masakatsu Ueda
-From March 28 2008, Defended 1 Time against Galvao

1. → Marcos “Louro” Galvao
2. → Eduardo Dantas
3. → Daniel Lima
4. → Koetsu Okazaki
5. → So Tazawa
6. → Atsushi Yamamoto
7. → Kenji Osawa
8. → Hiromasa Ogikubo
9. → Tetsu Suzuki
10. → Takeya Mizugaki

No change.


Lightweight:
Champion: → Hideki Kadowaki
-From March 28 2008, Defending title for the first time against “Lion” Takeshi November 29.

1. → Akitoshi Tamura
2. → Antonio Carvalho
3. → Savant Young
4. →“Lion” Takeshi Inoue
5. → Hatsu Hioki
6. → Rumina Sato
7. → Bao Quach
8. → Hiroshi "Iron" Nakamura
9. → Katsuya Toida
10. → David Lejenas

No change.


Welterweight:
Champion: → Takashi Nakakura
-From May 3 2008 Defended 0 times)

1. → Yusuke Endo
2. → Ganjo Tensuku
3. → Bendy Casimir
4. → Grzegorz Trendowski
5. → Willamy Chiquerim "Chiqueirinho"
6. → Jani Lax
7. → Brian Cobb
8. → Mizuto Hirota
9. → Eiji Mitsuoka
10. → Giovani Diniz

No change.


Middleweight:
Champion: → Shinya Aoki
-From February 17 2006, defended 0 times

1. → David Baron
2. → Wim Deputter
3. → Niek Tromp
4. ↑ Xavier Lucas
5. ↓ Zelim Felican
6. ↓ Roemer Trumpert
7. ↓ Hernani Perpetuo
8. ↓ Tommy Depret
9. ↓ Scott Henze
10. ↑ Amilcar Alves

Xavier Lucas moves up into 4th place on the back of his win Shooto Gig Central. He is now also the Shooto Pacific Rim Champion. Also into the ranking comes Brazilian Amilcar Alves.

Out goes Ronald Jhun and Brent Weedman.


Light-Heavyweight:
Champ: → Siyar Bahadourzada (From July 15 2007, defended 0 times)
1. → Leandro Silva
2. → Akihiro Murayama
3. → Shiko Yamashita
4. → Grazhuydas Smailis
5. → Masashi Yozen
6. → Nathan Schouteren
7. → Petras Morkevicius
8. → Rolandas Agrba
9. → Edward O’Daniel
10. → Dustin Denes

No change.

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