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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 2021
  4. UFC Flyweight Rankings 2021
  5. UFC Bantamweight Rankings 2021
  6. UFC Featherweight Rankings 2021
  7. UFC Lightweight Rankings 2021
  8. UFC Welterweight Rankings 2021
  9. UFC Middleweight Rankings 2021
  10. UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2021
  11. UFC Heavyweight Rankings 2021
  12. UFC Women's Weight Divisions And Rankings
  13. UFC Women's Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2021
  14. UFC Women's Strawweight Rankings 2021
  15. UFC Women's Flyweight Rankings 2021
  16. UFC Women's Bantamweight Rankings 2021
  17. UFC Women's Featherweight Rankings 2021



UFC Weight Classes and Current Champions


Weight Class NameMinimum WeightUpper Weight LimitCurrent Champion
Women's Strawweight106lb (48 kg ; 7.5 st)115 lb (52.2 kg; 8.2 st)Zhang Weili
Flyweight115 lb (52.2 kg; 8.2 st)125 lb (56.7 kg; 8.9 st)Deiveson Figueiredo
Bantamweight125 lb (56.7 kg; 8.9 st)135 lb (61.2 kg; 9.6 st)Petr Yan
Featherweight135 lb (61.2 kg; 9.6 st)145 lb (65.8 kg; 10.4 st)Alexander Volkanovski
Lightweight145 lb (65.8 kg; 10.4 st)155 lb (70.3 kg; 11.1 st)Khabib Nurmagomedov
Welterweight155 lb (70.3 kg; 11.1 st)170 lb (77.1 kg; 12.1 st)Kamaru Usman
Middleweight170 lb (77.1 kg; 12.1 st)185 lb (83.9 kg; 13.2 st)Israel Adesanya
Light Heavyweight185 lb (83.9 kg; 13.2 st)205 lb (93.0 kg; 14.6 st)Jan Błachowicz
Heavyweight205 lb (93.0 kg; 14.6 st)265 lb (120.2 kg; 18.9 st)Stipe Miocic
Women’s Flyweight115 lb (52.2 kg; 8.2 st)125 lb (56.7 kg; 8.9 st)Valentina Shevchenko
Women’s Bantamweight125 lb (56.7 kg; 8.9 st)135 lb (61.2 kg; 9.6 st)Amanda Nunes
Women’s Featherweight135 lb (61.2 kg; 9.6 st)145 lb (65.8 kg; 10.4 st)Amanda Nunes


UFC Men's Weight Divisions And Rankings


UFC Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2021


RankFighterWeight ClassWin/Loss Record
1Khabib NurmagomedovLightweight (2008–2010, 2012–2020) Welterweight (2009–2011)29-0
2Jon Jones Light Heavyweight(2008-2020), Heavyweight (2021-)26-1,1NC
3Israel AdesanyaMiddleweight20-0
4Kamaru UsmanWelterweight18-1
5Stipe MiocicHeavyweight20-3
6Alexander VolkanovskiFeatherweight (2014–present) Lightweight (2014; 2016) Welterweight (2012–2013)22-1
7Dustin PoirierLightweight (2009–2010, 2015–present) Featherweight (2011–2014)27-6, 1NC
8Max HollowayFeatherweight (2012–present) Lightweight (2010–2011, 2019)22-6
9Deiveson FigueiredoFlyweight20-1-1
10Petr YanBantamweight15-1
11Justin GaethjeLightweight22-3
12Robert WhittakerWelterweight (2009-2014). Middleweight (2014-present)22-5
13Francis NgannouHeavyweight15-3
14Jan BlachowiczLight Heavyweight27-8
15Conor McGregorFeatherweight (2008–2015) Lightweight (2008–2012, 2016–2018, 2021-present) Welterweight (2016, 2020)22-5


UFC Flyweight Rankings 2021


Current UFC Flyweight Champion: Deiveson Figueiredo [20-1-1]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss record
1Brandon Moreno18–5–2.
2Joseph Benavidez28-7
3Askar Askarov12-0-1
4Alex Perez24-6
5Alexandre Pantoja23-5


UFC Bantamweight Rankings 2021


Current UFC Bantamweight Champion: Petr Yan [15-1]


RankingFighterWin/Loss record
1Aljamain Sterling19-3
2Cory Sandhagen14-2
3Rob Font18-4
4Cody Garbrandt12-3
5Jose Aldo29-7

UFC Featherweight Rankings 2021


Current UFC Featherweight Champion: Alexander Volkanovski [22–1]


RankingsFightersWin/Loss record
1Max Holloway22–6
2Brian Ortega15–1 (1 NC)
3Zabit Magomedshapirov18-1
4Yair Rodriguez13-2, 1 NC
5Chan Sung Jung16-6


UFC Lightweight Rankings 2021


Current UFC Lightweight Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov [29–0]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1Dustin Poirier27-6, 1 NC
2Justin Gaethje22-3
3Charles Oliveira30-8, 1NC
4Michael Chandler22-5
5Tony Ferguson26-5


UFC Welterweight Rankings 2021


Current UFC Welterweight Champion: Kamaru Usman [18–1]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss record
1Colby Covington16-2
2Gilbert Burns19-4
3Leon Edwards18-3
4Jorge Masvidal35-14
5Stephen Thompson16-4-1.

UFC Middleweight Rankings 2021


Current UFC Middleweight Champion: Israel Adesanya [20–0]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss record
1Robert Whittaker22–5
2Paulo Costa13–1
3Jared Cannonier13–5
4Darren Till18–3–1
5Marvin Vettori16-4-1.

UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2021


Current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: Jan Błachowicz (27–8)


RankingsFighterWin/Loss record
1Glover Teixeira32–7
2Thiago Santos21–8
3Dominick Reyes12–2
4Aleksandar Rakić13–2
5Jiří Procházka27–3–1

UFC Heavyweight Rankings 2021


Current UFC Heavyweight Champion: Stipe Miocic [20–3]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss record
1Francis Ngannou15–3
2Derrick Lewis25-7 (1 NC)
3Curtis Blaydes14-3, 1 NC
4Ciryl Gane8-0
5Alexander Volkov33-8

UFC Women's Weight Divisions And Rankings


UFC Women's Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2021


RankFighterWeight ClassWin/Loss Record
1Amanda NunesBantamweight (2011–present), Featherweight (2008–2011, 2018–present)20-4
2Valentina ShevchenkoBantamweight (2003–2005, 2010–2017), Flyweight (2006, 2018–present)20-3
3Weili ZhangStrawweight21-1
4Rose NamajunasStrawweight9-4
5Jessica AndradeBantamweight (135 lbs) (2011–2015) Strawweight (115 lbs) (2016–2020) Flyweight (125 lbs) (2020–present)21-8
6Joanna JedrzejczykFlyweight (2012–2014, 2018–present), Strawweight (2014–2018, 2019–present)16-4
7Germaine De RandamieBantamweight (2008-2011, 2013-16, 2018-Present), Featherweight ( 2011-12, 2017)10-4
8Holly HolmBantamweight (2011-2016, 2017, 2019), Featherweight (2017-2018)14-5
9Aspen LaddFlyweight (2015), Bantamweight (2016-present)9-1
10Katlyn ChookagianStrawweight (2014), Flyweight (2014-2016, 2018-Present), Bantamweight (2016-17).15-4
11Nina AnsaroffStrawweight (2010-2013, 2014-Present), Flyweight (2013-Present)10-6
12Yan XiaonanAtomweight, Strawweight13-1, 1 NC
13Carla EsparzaStrawweight9-2-1.
14Cynthia CalvilloFlyweight (2016, 2020-present), Strawweight (2017-2019)18-5
15Claudia GadelhaStrawweight18-6


UFC Women's Strawweight Rankings 2021


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


RankingsFighterWin/Loss record
1Rose Namajunas9–4
2Joanna Jędrzejczyk16–4
3Yan Xiaonan13–1 (1 NC)
4Carla Esparza17–6
5Nina Ansaroff10–6


UFC Women's Flyweight Rankings 2021


Current UFC Women's Flyweight Champion: Valentina Shevchenko [20–3]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss record
1Jessica Andrade21-8
2Katlyn Chookagian15-4
3Lauren Murphy14-4
4Jennifer Maia18-7-1.
5Cynthia Calvillo9-2-1.


UFC Women's Bantamweight Rankings 2021


Current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion: Amanda Nunes [20–4]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1Germaine De Randamie10-4
2Holly Holm14-5
3Aspen Ladd9-1
4Irene Aldana12-6
5Yana Kunitskaya14-5, 1 NC


UFC Women's Featherweight Rankings 2021


Current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion: Amanda Nunes [20–4]


No rankings available for UFC Women's Featherweight division.


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


*updated on February 3rd 2021.


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