Chingiz Allazov, Tang Kai Claim Top Contender Spots In Updated Divisional Rankings

Mar 31, 2022
Fighters Chingiz Allazov and Tang Kai crash the rankings

The world’s largest martial arts organization celebrated its 10th anniversary at ONE X, and the results from Saturday’s three-part extravaganza have shaken up the official ONE Athlete Rankings in a big way.

Below, we break down all the latest changes.

Atomweight MMA Rankings

The women’s atomweight MMA rankings look quite different after featuring in multiple bouts at ONE X.

Despite falling to reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee in the main event, Stamp Fairtex remains in the top spot.

South Korean veteran Ham Seo Hee earned the #2 contender position – and perhaps the next crack at Lee – by defeating Denice Zamboanga, who dropped one spot down the list.

Alyona Rassohyna, who split a pair of comeptitive bouts with Stamp over the past 15 months, enters the rankings at the fourth spot.

And rounding out the atomweight top five is Jihin “Shadow Cat” Radzuan, who gave Japanese wrecking ball Itsuki “Android 18” Hirata her first professional blemish on Saturday.

  • WC: Angela Lee
  • #1: Stamp Fairtex
  • #2: Ham Seo Hee (+1)
  • #3: Denice Zamboanga (-1)
  • #4: Alyona Rassohyna (NR)
  • #5: Jihin Radzuan (NR)

Strawweight MMA Rankings

The men’s strawweight MMA rankings barely saw any movement.

The only change happened at the bottom, as Filipino striker Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado bumped his compatriot Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang out of the #5 contender spot with his second-round TKO victory.

  • WC: Joshua Pacio
  • #1: Bokang Masunyane
  • #2: Jarred Brooks
  • #3: Yosuke Saruta
  • #4: Hiroba Minowa
  • #5: Jeremy Miado (NR)

Flyweight MMA Rankings

There was a little bit of movement in the men’s flyweight MMA division.

ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraessubmission victory over previously #2-ranked Yuya Wakamatsu pushed the Japanese phenom one spot down the list.

Taking Wakamatsu’s place is former flyweight king Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov, who is riding a four-bout winning streak that includes a 2021 victory over #4-ranked Danny “The King” Kingad.

The rest of the division’s top five remains untouched.

  • WC: Adriano Moraes
  • #1: Demetrious Johnson
  • #2: Kairat Akhmetov (+1)
  • #3: Yuya Wakamatsu (-1)
  • #4: Danny Kingad
  • #5: Reece McLaren

Bantamweight Kickboxing Rankings

Similar to the strawweight MMA division, there was only one change in the men’s bantamweight kickboxing ranks – but this happened at the very top of the pile.

At ONE X, rising Japanese superstar Hiroki Akimoto dethroned defending titleholder Capitan Petchyindee to become the new ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champion.

By losing the gold, the Thai dropped out of the World Champion’s seat and moved down to the #1 contender spot.

  • WC: Hiroki Akimoto
  • #1: Capitan Petchyindee (-1)
  • #2: Alaverdi Ramazanov
  • #3: Nong-O Gaiyanghadao
  • #4: Petchtanong Petchfergus
  • #5: Felipe Lobo

Featherweight MMA Rankings

The men’s featherweight MMA division experienced a drastic makeover.

Chinese knockout artist Tang Kai’s impressive first-round victory over “The Fighting God” Kim Jae Woong elevated him to the #1 spot and may have earned him the next shot at ONE Featherweight World Champion Thanh Le.

That big jump in the ranks pushed virtually everyone else down a peg, including Kim, former featherweight king Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, and most recent World Title challenger Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon.

  • WC: Thanh Le
  • #1: Tang Kai (+3)
  • #2: Kim Jae Woong (-1)
  • #3: Martin Nguyen (-1)
  • #4: Garry Tonon (-1)
  • #5: Yoshiki Nakahara

Featherweight Kickboxing Rankings

The men’s kickboxing rankings in the same weight class went through a nearly identical shake-up.

ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Champion Superbon Singha Mawynn earned his redemption when he dominated #1 contender Marat Grigorian in the opening bout of ONE X: Grand Finale.

And earlier in the evening at ONE X: Part I, Chingiz “Chinga” Allazov routed Sitthichai “Killer Kid” Sitsongpeenong via unanimous decision to win the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Championship.

With his tournament triumph, Allazov leapfrogged three slots to earn the top position in the rankings – and the next shot at Superbon. That bumped Grigorian, Giorgio Petrosyan, and Sitthichai down one spot each.

  • WC: Superbon Singha Mawynn
  • #1: Chingiz Allazov (+3)
  • #2: Marat Grigorian (-1)
  • #3: Giorgio Petrosyan (-1)
  • #4: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (-1)
  • #5: Tayfun Ozcan

For a full list of rankings in other sports and divisions, click here.

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