Divisions covered on this site:
PROFESSIONAL WORLD RANKINGS
Super Heavyweight: Over 265lbs
Light Heavyweight: 185-205lbs
Note: The term, "Catchweight" is just what promotions use when two fighters agree to fight at a certain weight when one of them (or both) cannot make the intended / official weight.
AMATEUR RANKINGS (coming soon!)
Mixed Martial Arts Unified Rules of Conduct
Additional Mixed Martial Arts Rules
SUBCHAPTER 24A; MIXED MARTIAL ARTS UNIFORM RULES
13:46-24A.1 Weight classes of mixed martial artists
(a) Mixed martial artists shall be divided into the following classes:1.Flyweight under 125.9 pounds;
2.Bantamweight 126 lbs. - 134.9 pounds;
3.Featherweight 135 lbs. - 144.9 pounds;
4.Lightweight 145 lbs. - 154.9 pounds;
5.Welterweight 155 lbs. - 169.9 pounds;
6.Middleweight 170 lbs. - 184.9 pounds;
7.Light Heavyweight 185 lbs. - 204.9 pounds;
8.Heavyweight 204 lbs. - 264.9 pounds; and
9.Super Heavyweight over 265 pounds
Proposed Weight Classes:
Pinweight Up to 105 lbs
Strawweight 105.1–115 lbs
Flyweight 115.1–125 lbs
Bantamweight 125.1–135 lbs
Featherweight 135.1–145 lbs
Lightweight 145.1–155 lbs
Super lightweight 155.1–165 lbs
Welterweight 165.1–175 lbs
Super welterweight 175.1–185 lbs
Middleweight 185.1–195 lbs
Super middleweight 195.1–205 lbs
Light heavyweight 205.1–225 lbs
Heavyweight 225.1–265 lbs
Super heavyweight Over 265 lbs
We came up with these in 1999.
Though it has been edited since then. In 1999 started with 100lbs-110lbs...and then on up in ten pound intervals
Someone suggested using Strawweight several years ago. We did, and it stuck. Even sherdog uses it now.
Borrowed Pinweight from Muay Thai...but URCC also uses it for 118lbs.
Most of the other terms were in use by Shooto, many years before anyone else used them. Zuffa merely copied Shooto, and then the SAC's adopted them...with the exception of SHW.
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