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No, there are no weight classes in sumo. Weight gain is very important in sumo Wrestling because a wrestler can face one who is much heavier than himself. Ultimately, the heavier wrestler usually has an upper hand.

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Sumo wrestling is a wrestling sport that is played professionally in Japan. The aim of the sport is to make the opponent leave a circular ring or to hit the floor. There are 6 divisions and wrestlers are promoted or relegated between the division based on their performance. From top to bottom the divisions (numbers of wrestlers in brackets) are Makuuchi (42), Juryo (28), Makushita (120), Sandanme (approx 200), Jonidan (approx 250) and Jonokuchi (40-90).

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There are ten ranks in sumo wrestling. The highest is Yokozuna. The lowest rank is Jonokuchi. It takes many years to move up the ranks.

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