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)
  • Road FC's featherweight division, with upper limit at 144.4 lb (65.5 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 Jun 19, 2017.

Men:

Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC June 3, 2017 United States Max Holloway 18–3 (8KO 2SUB) 0
Bellator MMA April 21, 2017 Brazil Patrício Freire 26-4 (9KO 11SUB) 0
WSOF March 18, 2017 United States Andre Harrison 16–0 (3KO 2SUB) 0
ONE Championship November 21, 2015 Russia Marat Gafurov 14–0 (1KO 10SUB) 1
KSW May 27, 2017 Japan Kleber Koike Erbst 22-4-1 (2KO 18SUB) 0


Women:

Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC July 29, 2017 Brazil Cris Cyborg 18-1 (16 KO) 0
Invicta FC July 13, 2013 Australia Megan Anderson 8–2 (4KO 2SUB) 0
Bellator MMA March 3, 2017 United States Julia Budd 10–2 (4KO 1SUB) 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nevada Revised Statutes: Chapter 467 – Unarmed Combat". leg.state.nv.us. Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Unified Rules of MMA". Association of Boxing Commissions. Archived from the original on 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2012-07-15.