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UFC Weight Classes

The Ultimate Fighting Championship introduced two weight classes at UFC 12: Heavyweight, which grouped competitors above 200 lb (91 kg), and Lightweight, which grouped competitors under 200 lb.


The UFC gradually introduced various weight classes and the promotion currently consists of 12 different weight classes, with the initial division being Strawweight and the highest-ranked division being Heavyweight.



UFC Weight Classes and Current Champions


Weight Class NameMinimum Weight (in-lb)Maximum Weight (in-lb)Current Champion
StrawweightNone115 (52.2 kg)Jessica Andrade
Flyweight116 (52.6kg)125 (56.7 kg)Henry Cejudo
Women’s Flyweight116 (52.6kg)125 (56.7 kg)Valentina Shevchenko
Bantamweight126 (57.1kg)135 (61.2 kg)Henry Cejudo
Women’s Bantamweight126 (57.1kg)135 (61.2 kg)Amanda Nunes
Featherweight136 (61.6kg)145 (65.8 kg)Max Holloway
Women’s Featherweight136 (61.6kg)145 (65.8 kg)Amanda Nunes
Lightweight146 (66.2kg)155 (70.3 kg)Khabib Nurmagomedov
Welterweight156 (70.7kg)170 (77.1 kg)Kamaru Usman
Middleweight171 (77.5kg)185 (83.9 kg)Robert Whittaker
Light Heavyweight186 (84.3kg)205 (93.0 kg)Jon Jones
Heavyweight206 (93.4kg)265 (120.2 kg)Daniel Cormier

Click here for the current UFC Rankings as per respective Weight Classes.

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