MMA WEIGHT CLASSES


Divisions covered on this site:
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PROFESSIONAL WORLD RANKINGS


Super Heavyweight: Over 265lbs
(over 120kg)

Heavyweight: 205-265lbs
(93-120kg)

Light Heavyweight: 185-205lbs
(84-93kg)

Middleweight: 170-185lbs
(77-84kg)

Welterweight: 155-170lbs
(70-77kg)

Lightweight: 145-155lbs
(66-70kg)

Featherweight: 135-145lbs
(61-66kg)

Bantamweight: 125-135lbs
(57-61kg)

Flyweight: 120-125lbs
(54-57kg)

Pinweight (115-120lbs)
(52-54kg)


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.
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REGIONAL RANKINGS

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AMATEUR RANKINGS (coming soon!)
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Women's Rankings
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Mixed martial arts weight classes


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

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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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