As kickboxing looks to establish itself from both boxing and MMA with GLORY, K-1 and Lion Fight, fighters are constantly jockeying for position in the eyes (and rankings) of the media.

Every month, Combat Press will rank each weight class from heavyweight to featherweight, as well as the pound-for-pound rankings.

Heavyweight
  1. Rico Verhoeven
  2. Daniel Ghita
  3. Errol Zimmerman
  4. Anderson Silva
  5. Hesdy Gerges
  6. Benjamin Adegbuyi
  7. Peter Aerts
  8. Zabit Samedov
  9. Mirko Filipović
  10. Ben Edwards
Light Heavyweight
  1. Gokhan Saki
  2. Tyrone Spong
  3. Danyo Ilunga
  4. Nathan Corbett
  5. Artem Vakhitov
  6. Saulo Cavalari
  7. Igor Jurković
  8. Mourad Bouzidi
  9. Andrei Stoica
  10. Michael Duut
Middleweight
  1. Artem Levin
  2. Joe Schilling
  3. Wayne Barrett
  4. Simon Marcus
  5. Filip Verlinden
  6. Alex Pereira
  7. Sahak Parparyan
  8. Melvin Manhoef
  9. Israel Adesanya
  10. Jason Wilnis
Welterweight
  1. Nieky Holzken
  2. Joseph Valtellini
  3. Marc de Bonte
  4. Karapet Karapetyan
  5. Artur Kyshenko
  6. Raymond Daniels
  7. Alexander Stetsurenko
  8. Karim Ghajji
  9. L’houcine Ouzgni
  10. Jonatan Oliveira
Lightweight
  1. Davit Kiria
  2. Andy Ristie
  3. Giorgio Petrosyan
  4. Robin van Roosmalen
  5. Buakaw Banchamek
  6. Murthel Groenhart
  7. Andy Souwer
  8. Dzhabar Askerov
  9. Ky Hollenbeck
  10. Aikpracha Meenayothin
Featherweight
  1. Mosab Amrani
  2. Yuta Kubo
  3. Gabriel Varga
  4. Masaaki Noiri
  5. Sagetdao Petpayathai
  6. Shane Oblonsky
  7. Liam Harrison
  8. Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai
  9. Chi-Bin Lim
  10. Kevin Ross
Pound-For-Pound
  1. Artem Levin
  2. Gokhan Saki
  3. Rico Verhoeven
  4. Nieky Holzken
  5. Davit Kiria
  6. Andy Ristie
  7. Giorgio Petrosyan
  8. Joseph Valtellini
  9. Daniel Ghita
  10. Robin van Roosmalen

About The Author

Rob Tatum
Assistant Editor

Rob Tatum has been covering combat sports since 2009. His work has appeared on Bleacher Report, MMA DieHards, MMAinterviews and The MMA Corner. Prior to covering combat sports, Rob ran his own music website from 2002-2009. Beyond his writing, Rob has trained in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. He is a Colorado native that works as a mechanical engineer during the day. In his free time, Rob enjoys watching sports, playing music and working on cars.

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