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ONE Championship official ranking for bantamweight MMA fighters: Brazil’s Bibiano Fernandes is reigning champion

Bibiano Fernandes, Chatri Sityodtong, Kevin Belingon (©ONE Championship)

Bibiano Fernandes, Chatri Sityodtong, Kevin Belingon (©ONE Championship)

ONE Championship announced its first official athlete rankings for select weight divisions across mixed martial arts, Muay Thai and kickboxing on April 27, 2020. Rankings for other weight divisions will be introduced in the future.

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

An independent panel of top sports media and industry experts will determine the rankings after each event based on criteria such as wins/losses, most recent performance and quality of opponents. Among the members are former athletes Adam Kayoom, Ann Osman, Rich Franklin and Miesha Tate, who also serves as ONE Championship vice president.

Athlete ranking updates will be published after each event on www.ONEFC.com and the ONE Super App. Here is the ONE Championship official ranking for bantamweight MMA fighters as of April 27, 2020:

reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion: Bibiano Fernandes (Brazil)

1. Kevin Belingon (Philippines)
2. Shoko Sato (Japan)
3. Yusup Saadulaev (Russia)
4. Shuya Kamikubo (Japan)
5. Daichi Takenaka (Japan)

Other bantamweight fighters:

  1. Sunoto Peringkat (Indonesia)
  2. Li Kai Wen (China)
  3. Leandro Issa (Brazil)
  4. Muhammad Aiman (Malaysia)
  5. Chen Lei (China)
  6. Bruno Pucci (Brazil)
  7. Chen Rui (China)
  8. Troy Worthen (United States)
  9. Zhao Zhi Kang (China)
  10. Andrew Leone (United States)
  11. Masakazu Imanari (Japan)
  12. Muin Gafurov (Tajikistan)
  13. Kwon Won Il (South Korea)
  14. Radeem Rahman (Singapore)
  15. Tial Thang (Myanmar)
  16. Fu Chang Xin (China)
  17. Mark Fairtex Abelardo (New Zealand / Philippines)
  18. Rin Saroth (Cambodia)
  19. John Lineker (Brazil)
  20. Jeff Chan (Canada)
  21. Ahmad Qais Jasoor (Afghanistan)
  22. Hisyam Samsudin (Malaysia)
  23. Ali Motamed (Iran)
  24. Kim Woon Kyoum (South Korea)
  25. Ayideng Jumayi (China)
  26. Roman Alvarez (Guam)
  27. Ma Xu Dong (China)
  28. Paul Lumihi (Indonesia)

Check all the official ONE Championship rankings here:

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