Middleweight (MMA)

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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[edit]

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.

The middleweight limit, as defined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission[1] and the Association of Boxing Commissions[2] is 185 lb (84 kg).

Professional champions[edit]

Current champions[edit]

Table accurate as of May 5, 2018.

Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC December 8th, 2017 Australia Robert Whittaker 20-4 (9KO 5SUB)
Bellator MMA May 25, 2018 Netherlands Gegard Mousasi 45-6-2 (26KO 12SUB) 1
ONE Championship June 30, 2017 Myanmar Aung La Nsang 24-10 (10KO 12SUB) 2
KSW Vacant Poland Vacant 0-0-0 (0KO 0SUB)
Cage Warriors September 1, 2018 Germany Jonas Billstein 20-5-1 (10KO 4SUB)
ACB December 23, 2017 Russia Albert Duraev 11-3 (3KO 7SUB)
Road FC January 31, 2016 South Korea Jung Hwan Cha 13-6-3 (4KO 6SUB) 1
October 28, 2017 South Korea Young Choi (ic) 20-11-3 (8KO 1SUB) 0
Legacy Fighting Alliance May 4, 2018 United States Ian Heinisch 10-1 (3KO 2SUB) 0

See also[edit]

Footnotes and 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.