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ONE Championship official ranking for lightweight MMA fighters: Singapore’s Christian Lee is reigning champion

Christian Lee, Chatri Sityodtong, Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev (©ONE Championship)

Christian Lee, Chatri Sityodtong, Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev (©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 featherweight MMA fighters as of April 27, 2020:

reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion: Christian Lee (Singapore)

1. Iuri Lapicus (Italy / Moldova)
2. Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev (Russia / Turkey)
3. Pieter Buist (Netherlands)
4. Timofey Nastyukhin (Russia)
5. Shinya Aoki (Japan)

other lightweight fighters:

  1. Eduard Folayang (Philippines)
  2. Amir Khan (Singapore)
  3. Ev Ting (New Zealand / Malaysia)
  4. Marat Gafurov (Russia)
  5. Lowen Tynanes (United States)
  6. Ariel Sexton (Costa Rica)
  7. Koji Ando (Japan)
  8. Dae Sung Park (South Korea)
  9. Adrian Pang (Australia / Papua New Guinea)
  10. Kazuki Tokudome (Japan)
  11. Rahul Raju (India)
  12. Eddie Alvarez (United States)
  13. Kimihiro Eto (Japan)
  14. Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu (Mongolia)
  15. Rasul Yakhyaev (Russia)
  16. Trestle Tan (Philippines)
  17. Aziz Pahrudinov (Russia)
  18. Kharun Atlangeriev (Russia)
  19. Johnny Nunez (United States)
  20. Antonio Caruso (Australia)
  21. Furqan Cheema (Pakistan)
  22. Daichi Abe (Japan)
  23. Kota Shimoishi (Japan)
  24. Richard Corminal (Philippines)

Check all the official ONE Championship rankings here:

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