UFC Weight Classes and Weight Divisions


This article contains the current UFC Weight Classes and Weight Divisions.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship known as UFC has over the years grown to become one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and the world’s Number one mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.

UFC Weight Classes

The competition has been held in over 22 countries and 6 continents so far.

Before now, there was nothing like UFC weight classes or divisions. Any fighter could fight any other fighter, and that was a total disaster.

However, thanks to regulations, things are have changed over the years. Now, fights are scheduled by the UFC under weight classes, just like it is done in boxing.

The reason behind scheduling these fights under weight classes is to ensure that only fighters who are of similar weight are paired to fight. This makes it fair and safe.

Hence, for any promotion to organize a mixed martial arts event, such promotion must abide by the rules for weight limits, thereby ensuring only fighters of the same weigh are matched up for a fight.

If you wish to know the current Ultimate Fighting Championship weight classes, this article will help.

In this article, we have listed the minimum and maximum weight allowed for each Ultimate Fighting Championship weight class.

Ultimate Fighting Championship Weight Classes For Men and Women

There is a total of 9 UFC Weight classes and divisions available for both men and women.

Below is the list of the available weight division in UFC.

  1. Heavyweight
  2. Light Heavyweight
  3. Middleweight
  4. Welterweight
  5. Lightweight
  6. Featherweight
  7. Bantamweight
  8. Flyweight
  9. Strawweight

There is a UFC competition for each of these divisions, and fighters under these classes fight to win and keep the title after they win it.

There are 8 weight classes available to men, while 4 to women. The Strawweight is the only championship available to only women.

Women also fight in the Bantamweight championship, and more recently Flyweight and Featherweight.

Aside from the Strawweight class that is available for only women to compete, men compete in all other eight categories.

Below are the current minimum and maximum weight limits for men and women in the Ultimate Fighting Championship weigh classes.

Men’s UFC Weight Classes

Weight Class Minimum Weight Maximum Weight
Heavyweight 205 lb (93 kg) 265 lb (120 kg)
Light Heavyweight 185 lb (83.9 kg) 205 lb (93 kg)
Middleweight 170 lb (77.1 kg) 185 lb (83.9 kg)
Welterweight 155 lb (70.3 kg) 170 lb (77.1 kg)
Lightweight 145 lb (65.8 kg) 155 lb (70.3 kg)
Featherweight 135 lb (61.2 kg) 145 lb (65.8 kg)
Bantamweight 125 lb (56.7 kg) 135 lb (61.2 kg)
Flyweight 115 lb (52.2 kg) 125 lb (56.7kg)

Women’s UFC Weight Classes

Weight Class Minimum Weight Maximum Weight
Featherweight 135 lb (61.2 kg) 145 lb (65.8 kg)
Bantamweight 125 lb (56.7 kg) 135 lb (61.2 kg)
Flyweight 115 lb (52.2 kg) 125 lb (56.7kg)
Strawweight* No requirement 115 lb (52.2kg)

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