Shooto Ranking - February

Tuesday, 17 February 2009



Shooto have released their rankings for February and following Tradition 5 and Shooting Disco 7, there are some changes and new additions.

I am very happy that they have included Jesse Taitano in the bantamweight division, he is a fighter I really hope they bring back.

Flyweight:
Champion: Open

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

Hiroaki Yoshioka comes in... No idea why.

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

1. → Yuki Shoujou
2. ↑ Ryuichi Miki
3. ↓ Yasuhiro Urushitani
4. → Junji Ikoma
5. → Mamoru Yamaguchi
6. → Jucie Formiga
7. → Masatoshi Abe
8. → Shimokawa Yusei
9. ↑ Jesse Taitano
10. ↓ Yasuhiro Akagi

Jesse Taitano comes into the ranking after his draw with Shinichi Kojima at Tradition 5.

Ryuichi Miki moves up one spot after winning his main-event fight at Shooting Disco 7 against Homare Kuboyama, who drops out of the ranking.


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. ↑ Junya "Kodo" Kudo
10. ↓ Tetsu Suzuki

Junya Kudo moves into the rankings after his win in Shooto Tradition 5, this comes at the expense of Takeya Mizugaki who is fighting in Cage Force these days.


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. ↑ Hiroshi "Iron" Nakamura
7. ↓ Renan Barao
8. ↓ Bao Quach
9. → Rumina Sato
10. → David Lejenas

Hiroshi Nakamura moves up into 6th place after defeating Hayate Usui at Shooto Tradition 5.


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. ↑ Koutetsu Boku

Koutetsu Boku comes in at #10 after fighting in Tradition 5. He drew his fight with Yusuke Endo. Out of the ranking goes Eiji Mitsuoka, who is a Sengoku fighter now.


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. ↑ Akihiro Yamazaki
10. ↓ Tommy Depret

Akihiro Yamazaki comes into the ranking after a strong performance at Shooto Tradition 5, out of the ranking goes Scott Henze.


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

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

Shiko Yamashita is moved down to #10 due to inactivity.

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