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 StrikeForce (defunct), King of the Cage (KOTC), and Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) abide by this interpretation to their 206–265 lb athletes as heavyweights. Some international organizations such as Dream (defunct) and the Pride Fighting Championships (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 used to be 206 lb and above but has since been revised to 206–265 lb (93–120 kg).
This table is not always up to date. Last updated on December 11, 2015.
|UFC||June 13, 2015||Fabrício Werdum||20-5 (6KO 10SUB)||0|
|Bellator MMA||November 15, 2013||Vitaly Minakov||17-0 (9KO 6SUB)||1|
|WSOF||June 5, 2015||Blagoi Ivanov||13-1 (4KO 6SUB)||1|
|ONE Championship||December 11, 2015||Brandon Vera||14-7 (1) (9KO 1SUB)||0|
- List of current MMA Heavyweight champions
- List of UFC Heavyweight Champions
- List of Strikeforce Heavyweight Champions
- List of Pancrase Heavyweight Champions
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