Heavyweight (MMA)

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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).[1]

The heavyweight upper weight limit, as defined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission[2] and the Association of Boxing Commissions[3] is 265 lb (120 kg).

Professional Champions[edit]

Current champions[edit]

This table is not always up to date. Last updated on November 8, 2014.

Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC December 29, 2012 United States Cain Velasquez 13-1 (11KO) 2
Bellator MMA November 15, 2013 Russia Vitaly Minakov 14-0 (8KO 4SUB) 1
WSOF October 11, 2014 Canada Smealinho Rama 9-1 (5KO 3SUB) 0

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