Featherweight (MMA)

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The featherweight division in mixed martial arts refers to different weight classes:

  • UFC's and Pancrase's featherweight division with an upper limit of 145 lb (66 kg)
  • Shooto's featherweight division, which limits competitors to 135 lb (61.2 kg)
  • ONE Championship's featherweight limits between 146 and 155 lb (65.9 to 70.3 kg)

Ambiguity and clarification[edit]

For the sake of uniformity, most American mixed martial arts media outlets consider Featherweight competitors to be between 136 and 145 lb (61 and 66 kg). King of the Cage (KOTC) refers to its 145 lb (66 kg) division as bantamweight whereas Shooto refers to its 143 lb (65 kg) division as lightweight. The UFC uses the Nevada definition of "featherweight".

The featherweight limit, as defined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission[1] and the Association of Boxing Commissions[2] is 145 lb (66 kg).

Professional champions[edit]

Current champions[edit]

These tables are not always up to date. Last updated on November 26, 2016.


Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC November 26, 2016 Brazil Jose Aldo* 26–2 (14KO 2SUB) 0
Bellator MMA November 6, 2015 United States Daniel Mason-Straus 25–6 (7KO 3SUB) 0
WSOF July 30, 2016 United States Lance Palmer 11–2 (6SUB) 0
ONE Championship November 21, 2015 Russia Marat Gafurov 14–0 (1KO 10SUB) 1

*Given after Conor McGregor vacated the title.


Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
Invicta FC July 13, 2013 Brazil Cristiane Justino 16–1 (14KO) 3

See also[edit]