Heavyweight (MMA)

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The heavyweight division in mixed martial arts (MMA) 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 Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and most other North American MMA organizations such as Bellator MMA, WSOF, and King of the Cage (KOTC) abide by this interpretation to their 206–265 lb athletes as heavyweights. Pancrase's heavyweight division was 199–221 lb (90–100 kg) before being revised to its current 206–265 lb (93–120 kg).

The heavyweight upper weight limit, as defined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission[1] and the Association of Boxing Commissions[2] is 265 lb (120 kg).

Professional champions[edit]

Current champions[edit]

This table is not always up to date. Last updated on September 10, 2016.

Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC May 14, 2016 United States Stipe Miocic 16-2 (12KO 1SUB) 1
Bellator MMA Vacant
WSOF June 5, 2015 Bulgaria Blagoi Ivanov 14-1 (4KO 6SUB) 2
ONE Championship December 11, 2015 United States Brandon Vera 14-7 (1) (9KO 1SUB) 0

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