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.

The numbers in parentheses represent the fighter’s ranking from last month.

Heavyweight
  1. Rico Verhoeven (1)
  2. Daniel Ghita (2)
  3. Errol Zimmerman (3)
  4. Anderson Silva (4)
  5. Hesdy Gerges (5)
  6. Benjamin Adegbuyi (6)
  7. Peter Aerts  (7)
  8. Zabit Samedov  (8)
  9. Mirko Filipović  (9)
  10. Ben Edwards  (10)
Light Heavyweight
  1. Gokhan Saki (1)
  2. Tyrone Spong (2)
  3. Danyo Ilunga (3)
  4. Nathan Corbett (4)
  5. Artem Vakhitov (5)
  6. Saulo Cavalari (6)
  7. Igor Jurković (7)
  8. Mourad Bouzidi (8)
  9. Andrei Stoica (9)
  10. Michael Duut (10)
Middleweight
  1. Artem Levin (1)
  2. Joe Schilling (2)
  3. Wayne Barrett (3)
  4. Simon Marcus (4)
  5. Alex Pereira (6)
  6. Filip Verlinden (5)
  7. Sahak Parparyan (7)
  8. Melvin Manhoef (8)
  9. Israel Adesanya (9)
  10. Jason Wilnis (10)

Alex Pereira moves up a slot for his win over Robert Thomas at WGP 22.

Welterweight
  1. Nieky Holzken (1)
  2. Joseph Valtellini (2)
  3. Marc de Bonte (3)
  4. Karapet Karapetyan (4)
  5. Artur Kyshenko (5)
  6. Raymond Daniels (6)
  7. Alexander Stetsurenko (7)
  8. Karim Ghajji (8)
  9. L’houcine Ouzgni (9)
  10. Jonatan Oliveira (10)
Lightweight
  1. Davit Kiria (1)
  2. Andy Ristie (2)
  3. Giorgio Petrosyan (3)
  4. Robin van Roosmalen (4)
  5. Buakaw Banchamek (5)
  6. Murthel Groenhart (6)
  7. Andy Souwer (7)
  8. Dzhabar Askerov (8)
  9. Ky Hollenbeck (9)
  10. Yodsanklai Fairtex (-)

Dropped out of the rankings: Aikpracha Meenayothin (10)

Yodsanklai Fairtex bumps Aikpracha Meenayothin out of the top 10 with his win at Lion Fight 18, where he stopped Salah Khalifa in the second round.

Featherweight
  1. Mosab Amrani (1)
  2. Yuta Kubo (2)
  3. Gabriel Varga (3)
  4. Masaaki Noiri (4)
  5. Sagetdao Petpayathai (5)
  6. Shane Oblonsky (6)
  7. Liam Harrison (7)
  8. Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai (8)
  9. Chi-Bin Lim (9)
  10. Kevin Ross (10)
Pound-For-Pound
  1. Artem Levin (1)
  2. Gokhan Saki (2)
  3. Rico Verhoeven (3)
  4. Nieky Holzken (4)
  5. Davit Kiria (5)
  6. Andy Ristie (6)
  7. Giorgio Petrosyan (7)
  8. Joseph Valtellini (8)
  9. Daniel Ghita (9)
  10. Robin van Roosmalen (10)

About The Author

Rob Tatum
Assistant Editor

Rob Tatum has been covering combat sports since 2009. His work has appeared on InvictaFC.com, The MMA Corner, Bleacher Report MMA, MMA DieHards and MMAinterviews. 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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