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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.


  1. UFC Weight Classes and Current Champions
  2. UFC Men's Weight Divisions And Rankings
  3. UFC Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2020
  4. UFC Flyweight Rankings 2020
  5. UFC Bantamweight Rankings 2020
  6. UFC Featherweight Rankings 2020
  7. UFC Lightweight Rankings 2020
  8. UFC Welterweight Rankings 2020
  9. UFC Middleweight Rankings 2020
  10. UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2020
  11. UFC Heavyweight Rankings 2020
  12. UFC Women's Weight Divisions And Rankings
  13. UFC Women's Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2020
  14. UFC Women's Strawweight Rankings 2020
  15. UFC Women's Flyweight Rankings 2020
  16. UFC Women's Bantamweight Rankings 2020
  17. UFC Women's Featherweight Rankings 2020




UFC Weight Classes and Current Champions


Weight Class NameMinimum Weight (in-lb)Maximum Weight (in-lb)Current Champion
Women's StrawweightNone115 (52.2 kg)Zhang Weili
Flyweight116 (52.6kg)125 (56.7 kg)Vacant
Women’s Flyweight116 (52.6kg)125 (56.7 kg)Valentina Shevchenko
Bantamweight126 (57.1kg)135 (61.2 kg)Vacant
Women’s Bantamweight126 (57.1kg)135 (61.2 kg)Amanda Nunes
Featherweight136 (61.6kg)145 (65.8 kg)Alexander Volkanovski
Women’s Featherweight136 (61.6kg)145 (65.8 kg)Amanda Nunes
Lightweight146 (66.2kg)155 (70.3 kg)Justin Gaethje (Interim Champion)
Welterweight156 (70.7kg)170 (77.1 kg)Kamaru Usman
Middleweight171 (77.5kg)185 (83.9 kg)Israel Adesanya
Light Heavyweight186 (84.3kg)205 (93.0 kg)Jon Jones
Heavyweight206 (93.4kg)265 (120.2 kg)Stipe Miocic


UFC Men's Weight Divisions And Rankings


UFC Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2020


RankingsPlayerWeight ClassesWin/Loss Record
1Jon JonesLight Heavyweight26–1
2Khabib NurmagomedovWelterweight (2009–2011), Lightweight (2008–2010, 2012–present)28–0
3Stipe MiocicHeavyweight19–3


UFC Flyweight Rankings 2020


Current UFC Flyweight Champion: Vacant


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1Deiveson Figueiredo18–1
2Joseph Benavidez28–6
3Brandon Moreno17–5–1


UFC Bantamweight Rankings 2020


Current UFC Bantamweight Champion: Vacant


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1Marlon Moraes23–6–1
2Aljamain Sterling18–3
3Petr Yan14–1


UFC Featherweight Rankings 2020


Current UFC Featherweight Champion: Alexander Volkanovski [21–1]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1Max Holloway21–5
2Brian Ortega14–1 (1)
3Zabit Magomedsharipov18–1


UFC Lightweight Rankings 2020


Current UFC Lightweight Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov [28–0]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1(IC) Justin Gaethje22–2
2Tony Ferguson25–4
3Dustin Poirier25–6


UFC Welterweight Rankings 2020


Current UFC Welterweight Champion: Kamaru Usman [16–1]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1Gilbert Burns19–3
2Colby Covington15–2
3Jorge Masvidal35–13


UFC Middleweight Rankings 2020


Current UFC Middleweight Champion: Israel Adesanya [19–0]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1Robert Whittaker20–5
2Paulo Costa13–0
3Jared Cannonier13–4


UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2020


Current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: Jon Jones [26–1]


RankFighterRecord
1Dominick Reyes12–1
2Thiago Santos21–7
3Jan Błachowicz26–8


UFC Heavyweight Rankings 2020


Current UFC Heavyweight Champion: Stipe Miocic [19–3]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1Daniel Cormier22–2 (1)
2Francis Ngannou15–3
3Curtis Blaydes13–2


UFC Women's Weight Divisions And Rankings


UFC Women's Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2020


RankingsPlayerWeight ClassesWin/Loss Record
1Amanda NunesBantamweight (2011–present), Featherweight (2008–2011, 2018–present)20–4
2Weili ZhangStrawweight-
3Valentina ShevchenkoBantamweight (2003–2005, 2010–2017), Flyweight (2006, 2018–present)19–3


UFC Women's Strawweight Rankings 2020


Current UFC Women's Strawweight Champion: Zhang Weili [21–1]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1Jessica Andrade20–7
2Rose Namajunas8–4
3Tatiana Suarez8–0


UFC Women's Flyweight Rankings 2020


Current UFC Women's Flyweight Champion: Valentina Shevchenko [19–3]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1Katlyn Chookagian14–3
2Cynthia Calvillo9-1-1
3Joanne Calderwood14–4


UFC Women's Bantamweight Rankings 2020


Current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion: Amanda Nunes [19–4]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1Germaine de Randamie9–4
2Holly Holm13–5
3Aspen Ladd9–1


UFC Women's Featherweight Rankings 2020


Current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion: Amanda Nunes [19–4]


No rankings available for UFC Women's Featherweight division.


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