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LiverKick.com Rankings

Heavyweight (Per 4/15)
1. Rico Verhoeven
2. Daniel Ghita
3. Gokhan Saki
4. Tyrone Spong
5. Peter Aerts
6. Errol Zimmerman up
7. Benjamin Adegbuyiup
8. Ismael Londt up
9. Hesdy Gerges up
10. Ben Edwards up

Light HW (per 4/15)
1. Gokhan Saki up
2. Tyrone Spong down
3. Danyo Ilunga
4. Nathan Corbett down
5. Saulo Cavalari

Middleweight (per 4/15)
1. Wayne Barrett
2. Joe Schilling
3. Artem Levin
4. Steven Wakeling
5. Franci Grajs

Welterweight (per 4/15)
1. Nieky Holzken 
2. Joseph Valtellini 
3. Simon Marcus
4. Marc de Bonte
5. Aussie Ouzgni


70kg (Per 4/15)
1. Davit Kiriaup
2. Andy Ristiedown
3. Robin van Roosmalendown
4. Giorgio Petrosyandown
5. Murthel Groenhart
6. Buakaw Banchamek
7. Dzhabar Askerov
8. Ky Hollenbeckup
9. Aikprachaup
10. Enriko Kehlup

65kg (per 1/20)
1. Masaaki Noiri
2. Mosab Amraniup
3. Yuta Kubo down
4. Sagetdao
5. Liam Harrison

The long time K-1 MAX star and two time K-1 World MAX Grand Prix winner, Masato, retired at the end of 2009 after a win over Andy Souwer on that year's Dynamite!! show. Despite being retired from fighting, Masato isn't done with kickboxing at all. In fact, he's going to have a central role in K-1.

Sportsnavi put the news out there today that Masato will become the new executive producer of K-1. It's a very interesting move, considering Masato had been in the business, even as a fighter for such a long time. Masato being a fighter, I'm intrigued to see how he'll handle this position. It's also interesting that K-1 remains with its Japanese roots, considering that the company seems to not be focusing its efforts there.

There will be a press conference tomorrow announcing the news. Also thanks to Mike Hackler at mma-japan.com.

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