Shooto March Rankings

Wednesday, 18 March 2009



Only minor changes this month, mainly due to the fights at the first Gig Tokyo event in Shinjuku Face.

Most notably, flyweight ranked #2 Shinya Murofushi suffered his first loss.

The welterweight division saw unranked Kenichiro Togashi defeat #3 ranked Ganjo Tentsuku.

Flyweight:
Champion: Open

1. → Ramba “M-16” Somdet
2. ↑ Noburo "Shinpei" Tahara
3. ↑ "Heat" Takeshi Sato
4. ↓ Shinya Murofushi
5. ↓ Takehiro Harusaki
6. ↓ Atsushi Takeuchi
7. ↓ Hiroaki Yoshioka

"Heat" Takeshi submitted #2 ranked Shinya Murofushi at GIG Tokyo Vol. 1 and comes in at #3, "Shinpei" Tahara climbs into the vacant #2 spot.


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. ↑ Shimokawa Yusei
8. ↑ Jesse Taitano
9. ↓ Masatoshi Abe
10. → Yasuhiro Akagi

Masatoshi Abe has not fought for a year and a half and is moved down in 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

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




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

1. → Yusuke Endo
2. → Willamy Chiquerim "Chiqueirinho"
3. ↑ Bendy Casimir
4. ↑ Kenichiro Togashi
5. ↓ Ganjo Tensuku
6. ↓ Hamid Corassani
7. → Grzegorz Trendowski
8. ↑ Mizuto Hirota
9. ↑ Koutetsu Boku
10. ↓ Jani Lax

Kenichiro Togashi gets a strong win against Ganjo Tentsuku at Gig Tokyo vol. 1 and climbs into 4th spot. Brian Cobb goes out of the ranking due to inactivity.


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

No Change


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

No Change

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