One FC : Featherweight Division Rankings
Rob Lisita vs Eric Kelly is scheduled for One FC Taiwan and there is no perfect time to launch TFS One FC 145lbs rankings.
(Rankings according to Hazwady from TFS, Fightmatrix.com world rankings in brackets)
Champion : Koji Oishi (#45)
1. Rob Lisita (#62)
2. Jadamba Narantugalag (#36)
3. Shinya Aoki (#18)
4. Eric Kelly (#248)
5. Honorio Banario (#247)
6. Yusuke Kawanago (#270)
7. Major Overall (#443)
8. Herbert Burns (#356)
9. Ev Ting (#318)
10. Hiroshige Tanaka (#NR)
The most exciting division in ONE FC
It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that the 145lbs have clearly overtaken the 155lbs division in ONE FC to be the most exciting division in all of Asia. Major Overall’s recent upset over hot favourite Bruno Pucci has shown that anyone could beat anyone in this division. Like just look at that rankings, any fight between those ten guys would be explosive and mouth watering.
The outright contender
With two impressive wins over ranked feather weights Lion Takeshi and Yusuke Kawanago, “Ruthless” Rob Lisita should be the clear outright contender for the ONE FC 66kg title but they are placing him with returning contender Eric Kelly for probably a title eliminator bout for Rob but that won’t be the same for Kelly if he wins. Eric would probably need to fight Jadamba if he wins Rob before getting a title shot.
The missing king
There have been little news about Shinya since his last fight in Bom Ba Ye and whether he will be making an appearance in 145lbs or defend his 155lbs belt is still left in doubt. ONE Fc wouldn’t want to keep one of their biggest stars on the shelve and it will only be a matter of time before we see him back in the cage.
With the recent signings of Jadamba and Ev Ting, this group of new blood adds even more depth and excitement in the division. 10-1 Japanese new signing Hiroshige Tanaka is also waiting in line to shake up the rankings and has been touted to find success in the ONE FC cage.
Most exciting, most entertaining, most anticipated, most explosive and clearly most competitive, 145lbs will ultimately be the crowned the division in ONE FC for years to come.
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