Light heavyweight (MMA)

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The light heavyweight division in mixed martial arts generally refers to competitors weighing between 186 and 205 lb (84 and 93 kg). It sits between the lighter middleweight division, and the heavyweight division.

There are some alternate interpretations of the term. In the former PRIDE, the 205-pound division was known as Middleweight; there was no division named Light Heavyweight in PRIDE. This division also was formerly Middleweight in the UFC. Pancrase's light heavyweight division, which formerly limited competitors to 199 lb (90.5 kg) has been revised to 205 lb (93 kg).

The light heavyweight limit, as defined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission[1] and the Association of Boxing Commissions[2] is 205 lb (93 kg).

Professional Champions[edit]

Current champions[edit]

This table is not always up to date. Last updated on September 2, 2014.

Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC March 19, 2011 United States Jon Jones 20-1 (9KO 6SUB) 7
Bellator MMA March 21, 2014 United States Emanuel Newton 23-7-1 (3KO 8SUB) 0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nevada Revised Statutes: CHAPTER 467 - UNARMED COMBAT". Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  2. ^ "UNIFIED RULES OF MMA". Retrieved 2012-07-15.