Pancrase April Ranking

Thursday 9 April 2009

There are a few changes, mainly to the lightweight division, where Maximo Blanco and "AB" debuts. They have fought, and though the fight ended in a no-contest, there is no doubt who would have won that... Either way, "AB" is ranked at #5 and Blanco at #5.

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

Heavy-weight 93.0kg - 120.2kg (No change):
4th Heavy-weight King of Pancrase: Available

Lightheavy-Weight 83.9kg - 93.0kg (No Change):
4th. Lightheavy-Weight King of Pancrase: Ryo Kawamura
1: Keiichiro Yamamiya

Middle-Weight 77.1kg - 83.9kg (No Change):
7th. Middle-weight King of Pancrase: Izuru Takeuchi
Interim Middle-weight King of Pancrase: Yuki Kondo
1: ↑ Takenori Sato
2: Ichiro Kanai

- Alavutdin Gadzhiyev is taken out of the ranking.
- Takenori Sato comes in after defeating Ichiro Kanai at Changing Tour 2.

Welter-weight 70.3kg - 77.1kg (No Change):
4th. Welter-weight King of Pancrase: Takuya Wada
1: Tomoyoshi Iwamiya
2: Masahiro Toryu
3: Jason Palacios
4: Hiroyuki Nozawa

Light-weight 65.8kg - 70.3kg:
2nd. Light-weight King of Pancrase: Katsuya Inoue
1: Koji Oishi
2: ↑ Yukio Sakaguchi
3: ↑ Daisuke Hanazawa
4: ↑ Hiroki "AB" Aoki
5: ↑ Maximo Blanco

- Yuichi Ikari falls out of the ranking after his loss in Changing tour 2.
- "AB" comes into the ranking at #4, Hanazawa climbs 1 spot at Ikari's expense. Maximo Blanco debuts at #5 in the rankings.

Feather-weight 61.2kg - 65.8kg:
1st. Feather-weight King of Pancrase: Marlon Sandro
1: Jameel Massouh
2: Masaya Takita
3: Masanori Kanehara
4: Kenji Arai

Bantam-weight: 58.0kg~61.2kg:
1st. Bantamweight King of Pancrase: Manabu Inoue
1: Seiya Kawahara

Fly-weight 58.0kg (No Change):
1st. Fly-weight King of Pancrase: Available
1. Mitsuhisa Sunabe
2. Takuya Eizumi
3. Isao Hirose


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