Heavyweight (MMA)

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The heavyweight division in mixed martial arts (MMA) generally groups fighters between 206–265 lb (93.4–120.2 kg).

Although many ambiguities exist within the lowerweight classes regarding division naming and weight limits, the Heavyweight division is, for the most part, uniform. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and most other North American MMA organizations such as Bellator MMA, WSOF, and King of the Cage (KOTC) abide by this interpretation to their 206–265 lb athletes as heavyweights. Pancrase's heavyweight division was 198.4–220.5 lb (90.0–100.0 kg) before being revised to its current 205–264.5 lb (93.0–120.0 kg).

The heavyweight upper weight limit, as defined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission[1] and the Association of Boxing Commissions[2] is 265 lb (120 kg).

Professional champions

Current champions

This table is not always up to date. Last updated on May 28, 2017.

Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC May 14, 2016 United States Stipe Miocic 17-2 (13KO 1SUB) 2
Bellator MMA Vacant
WSOF June 5, 2015 Bulgaria Blagoi Ivanov 15-1 (6KO 6SUB) 3
ONE Championship December 11, 2015 United States Brandon Vera 15-7 (10KO 1SUB) 1
KSW Vacant
ROAD FC Vacant

See also

References

  1. ^ Nevada State Athletic Commission. "Nevada Revised Statutes: Chapter 467 - Unarmed Combat". Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Unified Rules of MMA". Association of Boxing Commissions. Archived from the original on 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
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