The middleweight division in mixed martial arts refers to different weight classes:
- The UFC's middleweight division, which groups competitors within 171 to 185 lb (77.5 to 84 kg)
- The Shooto's middleweight class, which refers to competitors between 155 and 170 lb (70.3 and 77.1 kg)
- The ONE Championship's middleweight division, with an upper limit of 93 kg (205 lb)
- The Road FC's middleweight division, with an upper limit of 185 lb (84 kg)
Ambiguity and clarification
For the sake of uniformity, many mixed martial arts websites refer to competitors between 171 and 185 lb (77.5 and 84 kg) as middleweights. This encompasses Shooto's light heavyweight division of the same weight limit.
Table accurate as of May 5, 2018.
|UFC||December 8th, 2017||Robert Whittaker||20-4 (9KO 5SUB)|
|Bellator MMA||May 25, 2018||Gegard Mousasi||45-6-2 (26KO 12SUB)||1|
|ONE Championship||June 30, 2017||Aung La Nsang||24-10 (10KO 12SUB)||2|
|KSW||Vacant||Vacant||0-0-0 (0KO 0SUB)|
|Cage Warriors||September 1, 2018||Jonas Billstein||20-5-1 (10KO 4SUB)|
|ACB||December 23, 2017||Albert Duraev||11-3 (3KO 7SUB)|
|Road FC||January 31, 2016||Jung Hwan Cha||13-6-3 (4KO 6SUB)||1|
|October 28, 2017||Young Choi (ic)||20-11-3 (8KO 1SUB)||0|
|Legacy Fighting Alliance||May 4, 2018||Ian Heinisch||10-1 (3KO 2SUB)||0|
- List of current MMA Middleweight champions
- List of UFC Middleweight Champions
- List of Strikeforce Middleweight Champions
- List of Pancrase Middleweight Champions
- List of Road FC Middleweight Champions
Footnotes and references
- "Nevada Revised Statutes: Chapter 467 - Unarmed Combat". leg.state.nv.us. Retrieved 2007-02-20.
- "Unified Rules of MMA". Association of Boxing Commissions. Archived from the original on 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2012-07-15.