The heavyweight division in mixed martial arts generally groups fighters between 205 and 265 lb (93 and 120 kg).
Although many ambiguities exist within the lower weight classes regarding division naming and weight limits, the Heavyweight division is, for the most part, uniform. The UFC and most other North American MMA organizations such as StrikeForce (defunct), KOTC, MFC; also abide by this interpretation to their 206-265 lb athletes as Heavyweights. Some international organizations such as Dream (defunct) and the PRIDE FC (defunct) start at 206 lb but do not have upper weight limits. Pancrase's heavyweight division was 199–221 lb (90–100 kg) before being revised to its current 206–265 lb (93–120 kg). SRC's (defunct) heavyweight division was previously 206 and above but has since been revised to 206–265 lb (93–120 kg).
This table is not always up to date. Last updated on July 30, 2014.
|UFC||December 29, 2012||Cain Velasquez||13-1 (11KO)||2|
|Bellator MMA||November 15, 2013||Vitaly Minakov||14-0 (8KO 4SUB)||1|
- List of current MMA Heavyweight champions
- List of UFC Heavyweight Champions
- List of Strikeforce Heavyweight Champions
- List of Pancrase Heavyweight Champions
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