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ONE Championship Unveils First Official Athlete Rankings

ONE Championship has unveiled its first official athlete rankings for mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and Muay Thai.

The world’s largest martial arts organization has 550 athletes on its roster, with an incredible 140 World Champions spread across many different martial arts disciplines.

Now, fans can see how the leading competitors rank in select weight divisions.

“It is with great excitement that I announce the inaugural ONE Championship Official Rankings,” said Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship.

“The rankings will bring more clarity and transparency for our athletes as they chase their dreams for a world championship title. Fans can also follow their favorite athletes and their journeys more closely as they climb or fall in the rankings.”

The official athlete rankings will be updated in accordance with the findings of ONE’s panel of industry experts, who will consider the participants based on criteria such as wins and losses, their most recent performances, and the quality of competition.

ONE’s panel of industry experts includes Stewart Fulton from MMA In Japan, Nicolas Atkin from South China Morning Post, Manabu Takashima from MMAPLANET, Marcelo Alonso from Combate/PVT, Santino Honasan from ABS-CBN, JM Siasat from GMA Network, James Goyder from AsianMMA.com, Poptorn Roongsamai from Champ Magazine, Sazali Abdul Aziz from The Straits Times, Worapath Arunpakdee from Thairath TV, Wanlop Sawasdee from MGR Online, Tom Taylor from BJPenn.com, Yuji Kitano from Abema TV, and Ian Shutts from Lowkick MMA. Rounding out the panel are former athletes Rich Franklin, Miesha Tate, Adam Kayoom, and Ann Osman.

After each event, relevant action will be reflected in the rankings, and published on both ONEFC.com and the ONE Super App in the ONE Athlete Rankings section.

Here is the first official set of athlete rankings.

Strawweight (Mixed Martial Arts)

ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio

Champion: Joshua “The Passion” Pacio

#1 Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta
#2 Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito
#3 Rene “The Challenger” Catalan
#4 Alex “Little Rock” Silva
#5 Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang

Strawweight (Kickboxing) 

Sam-A Gaiyanghadao defeats Wang Junguang at ONE MARK OF GREATNESS

Champion: Sam-A Gaiyanghadao

#1 Astemir Borsov
#2 “Golden Boy” Wang Junguang
#3 Rocky Ogden
#4 Josh “Timebomb” Tonna
#5 Daren Rolland

Strawweight (Muay Thai)

Muay Thai legend Sam-A Gaiyanghadao

Champion: Sam-A Gaiyanghadao

#1 Josh “Timebomb” Tonna
#2 Rocky Ogden
#3 Daren Rolland
#4 Andy Howson
#5 Rui Botelho

Flyweight (Mixed Martial Arts)

ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes

Champion: Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes

#1 Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson
#2 Danny “The King” Kingad
#3 Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov
#4 Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu
#5 Reece “Lightning” McLaren

Flyweight (Kickboxing)

Ilias Ennahachi wins the ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title

Champion: Ilias “Tweety” Ennahachi

#1 Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon
#2 “The Kicking Machine” Superlek Kiatmoo9
#3 Walter Gonçalves
#4 Panpayak “The Angel Warrior” Jitmuangnon
#5 Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi

Flyweight (Muay Thai)

Rodtang "The Iron Man" Jitmuangnon shows his appreciation with the ONE Muay Thai World Title belt over his shoulder.

Champion: Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon

#1 Panpayak “The Angel Warrior” Jitmuangnon
#2 “The Kicking Machine” Superlek Kiatmoo9
#3 Jonathan “The General” Haggerty
#4 Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi
#5 Petchdam “The Baby Shark” Petchyindee Academy

Bantamweight (Mixed Martial Arts)

Bibiano Fernandes celebrates his defeat of Kevin Belingon at ONE: CENTURY

Champion: Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes

#1 Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon
#2 Shoko Sato
#3 Yusup Saadulaev
#4 Shuya “Stealth” Kamikubo
#5 Daichi Takenaka

Bantamweight (Kickboxing)

ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champion Alaverdi Ramazanov

Champion: Alaverdi “Babyface Killer” Ramazanov

#1 Nong-O Gaiyanghadao
#2 “The Million Dollar Baby” Sangmanee Sathian MuayThai
#3 “Muay Thai Boy” Zhang Chenglong
#4 Liam “Hitman” Harrison
#5 Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym

Bantamweight (Muay Thai)

ONE Bantanweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao at ONE EDGE OF GREATNESS

Champion: Nong-O Gaiyanghadao

#1 Sangmanee SathianMuayThai
#2 Bobo “The Panther” Sacko
#3 “Left Meteorite” Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai
#4 Alaverdi “Babyface Killer” Ramazanov
#5 “The Elbow Zombie” Muangthai P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym

Featherweight (Mixed Martial Arts)

ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin Nguyen defends his belt

Champion: Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen

#1 Christian “The Warrior” Lee
#2 Koyomi “Moushigo” Matsushima
#3 Thanh Le
#4 Tetsuya “MMA Fantasista” Yamada
#5 Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon

Featherweight (Kickboxing)

Giorgio Petrosyan

Champion: Vacant

#1 Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan
#2 Superbon Banchamek
#3 Tayfun Ozcan
#4 Samy “AK47” Sana
#5 “The Boxing Computer” Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex

Featherweight (Muay Thai)

ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Champion Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy

Champion: Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy

#1 Superbon Banchamek
#2 Jamal “Kherow” Yusupov
#3 Smokin’ Jo Nattawut
#4 Samy “AK47” Sana
#5 “The Boxing Computer” Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex

Lightweight (Mixed Martial Arts)

ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian Lee

Champion: Christian “The Warrior” Lee

#1 Iuri Lapicus
#2 Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev
#3 Pieter “The Archangel” Buist
#4 Timofey Nastyukhin
#5 Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki

Lightweight (Kickboxing)

Regian Eersel holds the ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title belt

Champion: Regian “The Immortal” Eersel

#1 Nieky “The Natural” Holzken
#2 Mustapha “Dynamite” Haida
#3 Anthony “The Assassin” Njokuani
#4 Andy “Souwer Power” Souwer
#5 Elliot “The Dragon” Compton

Women’s Atomweight (Mixed Martial Arts)

Angela Lee celebrates her win against Xiong Jing Nan at ONE CENTURY

Champion: “Unstoppable” Angela Lee

#1 Denice “The Menace Fairtex” Zamboanga
#2 Meng Bo
#3 “MMA Sister” Lin Heqin
#4 Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi
#5 Gina “Conviction” Iniong

Women’s Atomweight (Kickboxing)

Janet Todd poses with her newly-won ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Title

Champion: Janet Todd

#1 Stamp Fairtex
#2 Alma Juniku
#3 “Killer Bee” Chuang Kai Ting
#4 Anne “Ninja” Line Hogstad
#5 Ekaterina “Barbie” Vandaryeva

Women’s Atomweight (Muay Thai)

Two-sport ONE World Champion Stamp Fairtex

Champion: Stamp Fairtex

#1 Janet “JT” Todd
#2 Anne “Ninja” Line Hogstad
#3 Alma Juniku
#4 Ekaterina “Barbie” Vandaryeva
#5 Rudzma Abubakar

Women’s Strawweight (Mixed Martial Arts)

ONE Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jing Nan defends her belt at ONE: A NEW ERA

Champion: “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan

#1 Tiffany “No Chill” Teo
#2 Michelle Nicolini
#3 “Unstoppable” Angela Lee
#4 Ayaka Miura
#5 Maira Mazar

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