Shooto January Rankings

Tuesday, 20 January 2009



There are not many fighters changing positions in this ranking, but there is a MAJOR change. Shooto have now added the flyweight division to this ranking. And some would say that it was about time! The have had a very strong division, and the fights are exciting. But until now, there has not be a champion, nor have there been a ranking. Now we have the ranking, so hopefully we get the champion soon too!

Flyweight:
Champion: Open

1. Ramba “M-16” Somdet
2. Shinya Murofushi
3. Shinpei Tahara
4. Takehiro Harusaki
5. Atsushi Takeuchi

This is the first time for the flyweight ranking to be published, hence all these are new.

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. → Jucie Formiga
7. → Masatoshi Abe
8. → Shimokawa Yusei
9. → Yasuhiro Akagi
10. → Homare Kuboyama

No Change

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

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

No change


Lightweight:
Champion: → “Lion” Takeshi Inoue
-From November 29 2008.

1. → Akitoshi Tamura
2. → Hatsu Hioki
3. → Hideki Kadowaki
4. → Antonio Carvalho
5. → Savant Young
6. → Renan Barao
7. → Bao Quach
8. → Hiroshi "Iron" Nakamura
9. → Rumina Sato
10. → David Lejenas

No change


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

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

No change


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

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

No change


Light-Heavyweight:
Champ: → Siyar Bahadourzada (From July 15 2007, defended 0 times)

1. → Leandro Silva
2. → Akihiro Murayama
3. → Shiko Yamashita
4. → Andre Silva
5. ↑Sauli Heilimo
6. ↓ Grazhuydas Smailis
7. ↓ Masashi Yozen
8. ↓ Nathan Schouteren
9. ↓ Petras Morkevicius
10. ↓ Rolandas Agrba

Sauli Heilimo comes into the ranking at #5 on the back of a win in FinnFight 10.

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