One Championship implements official fighter rankings





One Championship took another big step forward with their announcement of official fighter rankings. Decided upon by a panel of prestigious experts the inaugural rankings include MMA, kickboxing and Muay Thai, and add further legitimacy to Asia’s number 1 fight organization.

Top 5 contenders in selective divisions and disciplines have already been ranked (see below). A more comprehensive and complete list is expected in the near future.

The introduction of formal rankings adds further significance and meaning to One Championship matches. For fighters, rankings provide clarity and transparency, understanding of match stakes and a clear path to the top. For fans, a greater opportunity to support and invest in their favorites and the ebb and flow of their martial arts journeys.

The panel tasked with ranking the athletes span a variety of backgrounds, disciplines and countries. Consisting of media/ industry experts and former fighters, the 18 strong group work in unison to ensure objective, accurate and fair rankings. At the conclusion of One Championship events, rankings will be amended and updated on www.ONEFC.com and the ONE Super App.

Complete list of ranking panel

Tom Taylor (BJPenn.com)
Stewart Fulton (MMA Japan)
Nicolas Atkin (South China Morning Post)
Ian Shutts (Lowkick MMA)
Santino Honasan (ABS-CBN)
JM Siasat (GMA Network)
Manabu Takashima (MMA Planet)
Yuji Kitano (Abema TV Japan)
James Goyder (AsianMMA.com)
Marcelo Alonso (Combate)
Sazali Abdul Aziz (The Straits Times)
Worapath Arunpakdee (Thairath TV)
Poptorn Roongsamai (Champ Magazine)
Wanlop Sawasdee (MGR Online)
Adam Kayoom (Former Athlete)
Ann Osman (Former Athlete)
Rich Franklin (Former Athlete)
Miesha Tate (Former Athlete)

ONE Championship Official Rankings (April 27, 2020)

Mixed Martial Arts

Lightweight

World Champion: Christian Lee
1. Iuri Lapicus
2. Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev
3. Pieter Buist
4. Timofey Nastyukhin
5. Shinya Aoki

Featherweight

World Champion: Martin Nguyen
1. Christian Lee
2. Koyomi Matsushima
3. Thanh Le
4. Tetsuya Yamada
5. Garry Tonon

Bantamweight

World Champion: Bibiano Fernandes
1. Kevin Belingon
2. Shoko Sato
3. Yusup Saadulaev
4. Shuya Kamikubo
5. Daichi Takenaka

Flyweight

World Champion: Adriano Moraes
1. Demetrious Johnson
2. Danny Kingad
3. Kairat Akhmetov
4. Yuya Wakamatsu
5. Reece McLaren

Strawweight

World Champion: Joshua Pacio
1. Yosuke Saruta
2. Yoshitaka Naito
3. Rene Catalan
4. Alex Silva
5. Lito Adiwang

Women’s Strawweight

World Champion: Xiong Jing Nan
1. Tiffany Teo
2. Michelle Nicolini
3. Angela Lee
4. Ayaka Miura
5. Maira Mazar

Women’s Atomweight

World Champion: Angela Lee
1. Denice Zamboanga
2. Meng Bo
3. Lin Heqin
4. Mei Yamaguchi
5. Gina Iniong

Kickboxing

Lightweight

World Champion: Regian Eersel
1. Nieky Holzken
2. Mustapha Haida
3. Anthony Njokuani
4. Andy Souwer
5. Elliot Compton

Featherweight

World Champion: Vacant
1. Giorgio Petrosyan
2. Superbon Banchamek
3. Tayfun Ozcan
4. Samy Sana
5. Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex

Bantamweight

World Champion: Alaverdi Ramazanov
1. Nong-O Gaiyanghadao
2. Sangmanee Sathian MuayThai
3. Zhang Chenglong
4. Liam Harrison
5. Rodlek P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym

Flyweight

World Champion: Ilias Ennahachi
1. Rodtang Jitmuangnon
2. Superlek Kiatmoo9
3. Walter Goncalves
4. Panpayak Jitmuangnon
5. Elias Mahmoudi

Strawweight

World Champion: Sam-A Gaiyanghadao
1. Astemir Borsov
2. Wang Junguang
3. Rocky Ogden
4. Josh Tonna
5. Daren Rolland

Women’s Atomweight

World Champion: Janet Todd
1. Stamp Fairtex
2. Alma Juniku
3. Chuang Kai Ting
4. Anne Line Hogstad
5. Ekaterina Vandaryeva

Muay Thai

Featherweight

World Champion: Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy
1. Superbon Banchamek
2. Jamal Yusupov
3. Jo Nattawut
4. Samy Sana
5. Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex

Bantamweight

World Champion: Nong-O Gaiyanghadao
1. Sangmanee Sathian MuayThai
2. Bobo Sacko
3. Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai
4. Alaverdi Ramazanov
5. Muangthai P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym

Flyweight

World Champion: Rodtang Jitmuangnon
1. Panpayak Jitmuangnon
2. Superlek Kiatmoo9
3. Jonathan Haggerty
4. Elias Mahmoudi
5. Petchdam Petchyindee Academy

Strawweight

World Champion: Sam-A Gaiyanghadao
1. Josh Tonna
2. Rocky Ogden
3. Daren Rolland
4. Andy Howson
5. Rui Botelho

Women’s Atomweight

World Champion: Stamp Fairtex
1. Janet Todd
2. Anne Line Hogstad
3. Alma Juniku
4. Ekaterina Vandaryeva
5. Rudzma Abubakar

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