Ranking Series

Greco-Roman Rankings Updated Following Cerro Pelado

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (March 8) -- United World Wrestling has posted updates to the 2018 Ranking Series in Greco-Roman. The rankings come after Greco-Roman wrestlers competed at the Cerro Pelado in Havana, Cuba.

Iran and Kazakhstan both have four No.1-ranked wrestlers, while Kyrgyzstan has two. 

Four wrestlers held their No.1 rankings in Greco-Roman: K. ZHOLCHUBEKOV (KGZ) at 60kg, Almat KEBISPAYEV (KAZ) at 67kg, Demeu ZHADRAYEV (KAZ) at 72kg and Mohammadali GERAEI (IRI) at 77kg. 

New top-ranked wrestlers in Greco-Roman include Reza KHEDRI (IRI) at 55kg, U. AMATOV (KGZ) at 63kg, Askhat DILMUKHAMEDOV (KAZ) at 82kg, Khussein MUTSOLGOV (KAZ) at 87kg, Seyedmostafa SALEHIZADEH (IRI) at 97kg and Behnam ARPATAPEH (IRI).

Winners of the Ranking Series events each received 8 points, plus an additional point for ever entry in their bracket. Placement points (plus number entries) were also awarded to the rest of the top five finishers: runner-up (6), bronze (4) and fifth place (2).

Points will be automatically uploaded on the UWW homepage following the conclusion of all Ranking Series events, continental and world championships.

In case of a points tie between two or more athletes, the following will determine the highest ranked individual:

-              Highest number of participation in the ranking events*
-              Highest number of Gold Medals in the ranking events*
-              Highest number of Silver Medals in the ranking events*
-              Highest number of Bronze Medals in the ranking events*
-              The most classification points in the ranking events*
-              The most match won by superiority in the ranking events*
-              The most technical points scored in the ranking events*

* Continental Championship and UWW Select Ranking Events of the concerned year.

Should top seeded athletes not participate in the Senior World Championships or Olympic Games the same criteria will be applied to determine which athletes move into the seeding for the event.

1. Reza KHEDRI (IRI) // 24 Points
2. Shota TANOKURA (JPN) // 22 Points
3. Zholaman SHARSHENBEKOV (KGZ) // 20 Points
4. Kumar RAJENDER (IND) // 18 Points
5. Khorlan ZHAKANSHA (KAZ) // 18 Points

1. K. ZHOLCHUBEKOV (KGZ) // 36 Points
2. Shinobu OTA (JPN) // 23 Points
3. Se Ung RI (PRK) // 21 Points
4. Islomjon BAKHRAMOV (UZB) // 19 Points
5. Abdennour LAOUNI (ALG) // 17 Points

1. U. AMATOV (KGZ) // 30 Points
2. Elmurat TASMURADOV (UZB) // 21 Points
3. Mirambek AINAGULOV (KAZ) // 17 Points
4. Dokyung JUNG (KOR) // 17 Points
5. Hassan Hassan Ahmed MOHAMED (EGY) // 16 Points

1. Almat KEBISPAYEV (KAZ) // 42 Points
2. Ismael BORRERO (CUB) // 24 Points
3. Tsuchika SHIMOYAMADA (JPN) // 22 Points
4. Mohamed Ibrahim Elsayed Ibrahi ELSAYED (EGY) // 20 Points
5. Gaoquan ZHANG (CHN) // 20 Points

1. Demeu ZHADRAYEV (KAZ) // 38 Points
2. Akzhol MAKHMUDOV (KGZ) // 24 Points
3. Tomohiro INOUE (JPN) // 20 Points
4. Aram VARDANYAN (UZB) // 20 Points
5. Kuldeep MALIK (IND) // 18 Points

1. Mohammadali GERAEI (IRI) // 38 Points
2. Bin YANG (CHN) // 24 Points
3. Akrem BOUDJEMLINE (ALG) // 21 Points
4. Maxat YEREZHEPOV (KAZ) // 20 Points
5. Shermet PERMANOV (TKM) // 20 Points

1. Askhat DILMUKHAMEDOV (KAZ) // 22 Points
2. Atabek AZISBEKOV (KGZ) // 20 Points
3. Ahmed Hassan Aly Mahmoud AHMED (EGY) // 19 Points
4. Singh HARPREET (IND) // 18 Points
5. Jinhyeok KIM (KOR) // 18 Points

1. Khussein MUTSOLGOV (KAZ) // 29 Points
2. Hossein Ahmad NOURI (IRI) // 22 Points
3. Masato SUMI (JPN) // 20 Points
4. Adem BOUDJEMLINE (ALG) // 18 Points
5. Fei PENG (CHN) // 18 Points

1. Seyedmostafa Seyedghanbar SALEHIZADEH (IRI) // 22 Points
2. Rustam ASSAKALOV (UZB) // 20 Points
3. Hemza HALOUI (ALG) // 19 Points
4. Uzur DZHUZUPBEKOV (KGZ) // 18 Points
5. Yerulan ISKAKOV (KAZ) // 18 Points

1. Behnam mahdizadeh ARPATAPEH (IRI) // 34 Points
2. Anton SAVENKO (KAZ) // 21 Points
3. Muminjon ABDULLAEV (UZB) // 20 Points
4. Radhouane CHEBBI (TUN) // 18 Points
5. Xiaoming NIE (CHN) // 18 Points

Ranking Series

United World Wrestling and FloSports Announce Global Broadcast Agreement

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (January 17) – United World Wrestling has signed a two-year livestreaming agreement with FloSports for all 2019 and 2020 Ranking Series and Beach Wrestling events.

The two-year agreement will include 12 Ranking Series events in 2019 and four Beach Wrestling championships. All events will be available in the United States on FloWrestling.org.

“United World Wrestling is excited to partner with FloSports in providing promotion and coverage of our Ranking Series events," said Gordon Templeman, Director of Commercial Operations for United World Wrestling. “Our sport is fortunate to have a passionate fanbase and we believe FloSports will excel in connecting these Ranking Series and Beach Wrestling Championships to our core audience.”

Launched in 2018 the Ranking Series is part of United World Wrestling’s ongoing effort to create a season-long event structure that incentivizes participation by the sport’s top athletes. In addition to a year-end cash prize for the highest point gatherer in each style, ranking points determine a wrestler’s seed at the world championships and Olympic Games.

Olympic and two-time world champion Kyle SNYDER (USA) will represent Team USA at next week's Ivan Yariguin in Krasnoyarsk (Photo: Tony Rotundo)

“United World Wrestling organizes the highest-caliber international competitions in the World,” FloSports SVP of Global Rights Acquisition & Strategy Adam Fenn said. “We’re thrilled to combine our efforts with UWW to grow the coverage and popularity of wrestling. As the world’s leading wrestling media company, we aim to increase exposure for the world’s top athletes leading into the World Championships, and we’re thrilled to introduce beach wrestling to U.S. fans.”

In addition to the Ranking Series, FloSports has also agreed to purchase the exclusive, worldwide rights for the Beach Wrestling Championships. The popular international style will include four United World Wrestling branded tournaments in 2019, starting with a championship in Lisbon, Portugal April 4-7 and concluding in September with the world championships in Croatia.

“Beach Wrestling is an exciting new style aimed at increasing participation and interaction with fans and young athletes,” said Templeman. “These tournaments won't just include a display of high-level wrestling action, but also a sun-drenched, fan-friendly atmosphere.”

The partnership kicks off later this month with the Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The Yaryguin, once known as the “toughest tournament in the world” will include ranking tournaments in both women’s wrestling and freestyle. The action begins Thursday, January 24th and concludes Sunday, January 27th.

Full coverage of the Ivan Yaryguin and all Ranking Series events can be found on the United World Wrestling homepage and social media accounts.

Upcoming Ranking Series and World Beach Championships include:


  • Ivan Yariguin: Jan. 24-27
  • Grand Prix Zagreb Open: Feb. 8-10
  • Hungarian Grand Prix - Polyak Imre Memorial: Feb. 23-24
  • Dan Kolov: Feb. 28- Mar. 3
  • UWW Beach Wrestling Qualifier (Lisbon): Apr. 6-7
  • UWW Beach Wrestling Qualifier (Buzios): Apr. 27-28
  • Sassari City: May 26
  • Hungarian GP: June 7-9
  • UWW Beach Wrestling Qualifier (TBD): June 21-23
  • Yasar Dogu: July 12-14
  • Oleg Karavaev: July 26-28
  • UWW World Beach Wrestling Championship: Sept. 28-30