Super lightweight (MMA)

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The super lightweight (or light welterweight) division in MMA sits between the lightweight division and the welterweight division. It was approved by the Association of Boxing Commissions on July 26, 2017.[1] The upper limit was set at 165 lb (74.8 kg).

Some UFC fighters, including Ben Askren, Kevin Lee and Conor McGregor, have expressed interest in competing in a new UFC 165 lbs division. However UFC president Dana White stated that there would never be a 165-pound division in the UFC.[1]

Regional mixed martial arts promotion King of the Cage has implemented a 165 pound weight class and championship, though they refer to their 165 pound weight class as Light Welterweight.


  1. ^ a b "ABC approves adoption of four new weight classes for mixed martial arts". July 26, 2017.