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ONE Championship Reveals Updated Top-Five Rankings

ONE Championship has updated its rankings in light of the incredible performances at ONE X last Saturday, 26 March, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, and several athletes have shifted places. 

Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes cinched in a guillotine submission on Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu in the third round of their battle to successfully defend his ONE Flyweight World Championship. The defeat caused Wakamatsu to drop to the number three spot, with Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov overtaking his place at number two. 

Hiroki Akimoto overwhelmed Capitan Petchyindee with a blast of strikes while skillfully defending himself from danger to win the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title by unanimous decision on Saturday evening, which sent the Japanese star to the highest point of the weight class. Capitan replaces him in the top-ranked position. 

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Chinese star Tang Kai moved up three spots in the featherweight rankings to number one after his knockout victory over Kim Jae Woong. This moves Kim, the former number one contender, to second place and shifts Martin Nguyen to the number three spot. American Garry Tonon moves to number four due to the change at the top of the rankings. 

The featherweight kickboxing division also saw a significant rearrangement. Superbon Singha Mawynn retained his ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Championship by picking apart Marat Grigorian. The Armenian now drops to second place in the rankings. Chingiz “Chinga” Allazov shoots up to the number one contender spot after winning the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix, while his opponent, Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong, drops to number four. Giorgio Petrosyan fell to number three as a result. 

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Finally, the women’s atomweight rankings were also altered, but only slightly. After an incredible submission win over Stamp Fairtex, “Unstoppable” Angela Lee retained her ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship. Stamp is still ranked as the number one contender, but Ham Seo Hee moves up to the second spot after defeating Denice “Lycan Queen” Zamboanga via decision. This has caused Zamboanga to move down to spot number three. 

Stay tuned for more action as ONE: RELOADED goes down on 22 April at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.