UFC Weight Divisions & MMA Rankings

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the world’s No. 1 mixed martial arts (MMA) competition and all of the top-ranked fighters in the promotion face off in a series of different weight divisions. We have put together the full UFC Weight Divisions & MMA Rankings all in the one spot below.

There is a total of eight UFC weight divisions in the current format for male fighters and four divisions for female competitors. There is a UFC champion for each category and they have to fight to defend that title once they hold it. The Strawweight is women’s only division, and women also fight in the Bantamweight division as well as more recently Flyweight and Featherweight. Men do not fight in the Strawweight division but compete in all eight other categories.

The full UFC weight divisions are:

  • Strawweight
  • Flyweight
  • Bantamweight
  • Featherweight
  • Lightweight
  • Welterweight
  • Middleweight
  • Light Heavyweight
  • Heavyweight

In general Mixed Martial Arts outside of just the UFC there is also a Super Heavyweight class that has no upper weight limit, although this is not part of the UFC competition. Each weight class has a name, minimum weight and upper limit the MMA fighters competing for the championship title must meet. In the non-title UFC fights there is a one-pound leniency within the divisions. There is no such leniency in UFC title fights, which are the most wagered on and viewed bouts.

As well as the official UFC weight classes there are also UFC rankings on Pound-for-Pound. This ranks the best MMA fighters regardless of their weight class. These fighters do not face off directly necessarily, but are ranked via voting.

Active UFC fighters are ranked within each weight-class with the Top 15 UFC fighter rankings determined by a voting panel made of by members of the media. Fighters are able to compete in the rankings of more than one weight division at any given time. The UFC rankings exclude the current and interim champions who hold the top position of their respective weight divisions, but they can be included by vote on the pound-for-pound rankings.

Weight Class Minimum Weight Upper Weight Limit
Strawweight None 115 lb (52.2 kg; 8.2 st)
Flyweight 115 lb (52.2 kg; 8.2 st) 125 lb (56.7 kg; 8.9 st)
Bantamweight 125 lb (56.7 kg; 8.9 st) 135 lb (61.2 kg; 9.6 st)
Featherweight 135 lb (61.2 kg; 9.6 st) 145 lb (65.8 kg; 10.4 st)
Lightweight 145 lb (65.8 kg; 10.4 st) 155 lb (70.3 kg; 11.1 st)
Welterweight 155 lb (70.3 kg; 11.1 st) 170 lb (77.1 kg; 12.1 st)
Middleweight 170 lb (77.1 kg; 12.1 st) 185 lb (83.9 kg; 13.2 st)
Light Heavyweight 185 lb (83.9 kg; 13.2 st) 205 lb (93.0 kg; 14.6 st)
Heavyweight 205 lb (93.0 kg; 14.6 st) 265 lb (120.2 kg; 18.9 st)

Men’s UFC Weight Divisions & Rankings

Pound-For-Pound Rankings

Top 10 Rankings

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Jon Jones. Photo: UFC.

  • 1. Jon Jones (26-1-0; 155 lb / 70 kg)
  • 2. Kamaru Usman (19-1-0; 195 lb / 88kg)
  • 3. Israel Adesanya (21-1-0 185 lb / 84 kg)
  • 4. Alexander Volkanovski (22-1-0; 145 lb / 65 kg)
  • 5. Francis Ngannou (16-3-0; 250lb / 113 kg)
  • 6. Dustin Poirier (28-6-0; 155 lb / 70 kg)
  • 7. Jan Blachowicz (28-8-0; 216 lb / 98 kg)
  • 8. Stipe Miocic (20-4-0; 240 lb / 109 kg)
  • 9. Max Holloway (22-6-0; 145 lb / 65 kg)
  • 10. Charles Oliveira (31-8-0; 155 lb / 70 kg)

Flyweight Rankings

Current UFC Flyweight Champion:

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Brandon Moreno. Photo: ESPN.

  • Brandon Moreno

Record (W-L-D): 19-5-2

Weight: 125 lb (56 kg)

Top Flyweight Contenders:

  • 1. Deiveson Figueiredo (20-2-1; 125 lb / 56kg)
  • 2. Askar Askarov (13-0-1; 125 lb / 56kg)
  • 3. Alexandre Pantoja (23-5-0; 125 lb / 56kg)
  • 4. Alex Perez (24-6-0; 125 lb / 56kg)
  • 5. Joseph Benavidez (28-8-0; 125 lb / 56kg)

Bantamweight Rankings

Current UFC Bantamweight Champion:

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Aljamain Sterling. Photo: UFC.

  • Aljamain Sterling

Record (W-L-D): 20-3-0

Weight: 135 lb / 61 kg

Top Bantamweight Contenders:

  • 1. Peter Yan (15-2-0; 135 lb / 65 kg)
  • 2. Cory Sandhagen (14-2-0; 135 lb / 61 kg)
  • 3. Rob Font (19-4-0; 135 lb / 61 kg)
  • 4. Jose Aldo (28-7-0; 135 lb / 61 kg)
  • 5. Cody Garbrandt (12-4-0; 135 lb / 61 kg)

Featherweight Rankings

Current UFC Featherweight Champion:

UFC Weight Divisions & MMA Rankings

Alexander Volkanovski. Photo UFC.

  • Alexander Volkanovski

Record (W-L-D): 22-1-0

Weight: 145 lb (65 kg)

Top Featherweight Contenders:

  • 1. Max Holloway (22-6-0; 145 lb / 65 kg)
  • 2. Brian Ortega (15-1-0, 1NC; 145 lb / 65kg)
  • 3. Yair Rodriguez (13-2-0, 1NC; 145 lb / 65 kg)
  • 4. Chan Sung Jung (17-6-0; 145 lb / 65 kg)
  • 5. Calvin Kattar (22-5-0; 145.4 lb / 66 kg)

Lightweight Rankings

Current UFC Lightweight Champion:

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Charles Oliveira. Photo: ESPN.

  • Charles Oliveira

Record (W-L-D): 31-8-0

Weight: 155 lb (70 kg)

Top Lightweight Contenders:

  • 1. Dustin Poirier (28-6-0, 1NC; 155 lb / 70 kg)
  • 2. Justin Gaethje (23-2-0; 155 lb / 70 kg)
  • 3. Beneil Dariush (21-4-1; 155 lb / 70 kg)
  • 4. Michael Chandler (22-6-0; 155 lb / 70 kg)
  • 5. Tony Ferguson (26-6-0; 155 lb / 70 kg)

Welterweight Rankings

Current UFC Welterweight Champion:

UFC Weight Divisions & MMA Rankings

Kamaru Usman. Photo: UFC.

  • Kamaru Usman

Record (W-L-D): 19-1-0

Weight: 170 lb (77 kg)

Top Welterweight Contenders:

  • 1. Colby Covington (15-2-0; 170 lb / 77 kg)
  • 2. Gilbert Burns (19-4-0; 170 lb / 77 kg)
  • 3. Leon Edwards (19-3-0; 170 lb / 77kg)
  • 4. Stephen Thompson (16-4-1; 170 lb / 77kg)
  • 5. Michael Chiesa (18-4-0; 170 lb / 77kg)

Middleweight Rankings

Current UFC Middleweight Champion:

UFC Weight Divisions & MMA Rankings

Israel Adesanya. Photo UFC.

  • Israel Adesanya

Record (W-L-D): 21-1-0

Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)

Top Middleweight Contenders:

  • 1. Robert Whittaker (24-5-0; 185 lb / 84 kg)
  • 2. Paulo Costa (13-1-0; 185 lb / 84 kg)
  • 3. Jared Cannonier (13-4-0; 185 lb / 84 kg)
  • 4. Marvin Vettori (17-5-1; 185 lb / 84 kg)
  • 5. Derek Brunson (22-7-0; 185 lb / 84 kg)

Light Heavyweight Rankings

Current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion:

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Jan Blachowicz. Photo: UFC.

  • Jan Blachowicz 

Record (W-L-D): 28-8-0

Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)

Top Light Heavyweight Contenders:

  • 1. Glover Teixeira (31-7-0; 205 lb / 93kg)
  • 2. Jiri Prochazka (28-3-1; 205 lb / 93 kg)
  • 3. Aleksandar Rakic (14-2-0; 205 lb / 93 kg)
  • 4. Thiago Santos (21-9-0; 205 lb / 93 kg)
  • 5. Dominick Reyes (12-3-0; 205 lb / 93 kg)

Heavyweight Rankings

Current UFC Heavyweight Champion:

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Francis Ngannou. Photo: ESPN.

  • Francis Ngannou

Record (W-L-D): 16-3-0

Weight: 250 lb  (113 kg)

Top Heavyweight Contenders:

  • 1. Stipe Miocic (20-4-0; 240 lb / 109 kg)
  • 2. Derrick Lewis (25-7-0; 260lb / 118 kg)
  • 3. Ciryl Gane (9-0-0; 245 lb / 111 kg)
  • 4. Curtis Blaydes (14-3-0; 265 lb / 120 kg)
  • 5. Alexander Volkov (33-9-0; 265 lb / 120 kg)

UFC Women’s Weight Divisions & Rankings

Unlike in the Men’s UFC weight divisions, the female UFC fighters have just four weight class titles they can fight for – the Strawweight, Bantamweight and Featherweight divisions. The Flyweight division was only recently added and now has it’s first champion in Valentina Shevchenko.

Women’s Strawweight Rankings

Current UFC Strawweight Champion:

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Rose Namajunas. Photo: UFC.

  • Rose Namajunas

Record (W-L-D): 11-4-0

Weight: 115 lb (52 kg)

Top Strawweight Contenders:

  • 1. Zhang Weili (21-2-0; 115 lb 52 kg)
  • 2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-4-0; 115 lb / 52 kg)
  • 3. Carla Esparza (19-6-0; 115 lb / 52 kg)
  • 4. Yan Xiaonan (13-2-0; 115 lb / 52 kg)
  • 5. Mackenzie Dern (11-1-0; 115 lb / 52 kg)

Women’s Flyweight Rankings

Current UFC Flyweight Champion:

Valentina Shevchenko. Photo: UFC.

  • Valentina Shevchenko

Record (W-L-D): 21-3-0

Weight: 125 lb (56kg)

Top Flyweight Contenders:

  • 1. Jessica Andrade (21-9-0; 135 lb / 61 kg)
  • 2. Katlyn Chookagian (16-4-0; 125 lb / 56 kg)
  • 3. Lauren Murphy (15-4-0; 135 lb / 61 kg)
  • 4. Jennifer Maia (18-7-1; 125lb / 56kg)
  • 5. Cynthia Calvillo (9-1-1; 125 lb / 56 kg)

Women’s Bantamweight Rankings

Current UFC Bantamweight Champion:

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Amanda Nunes. Photo: UFC.

  • Amanda Nunes

Record (W-L-D): 21-4-0

Weight: 135 lb (61 kg)

Top Bantamweight Contenders:

  • 1. Germaine de Randamie (10-4-0; 135 lb / 61 kg)
  • 2. Holly Holm (14-5-0; 135 lb / 61kg)
  • 3. Aspen Ladd (9-1-0; 135 lb / 61 kg)
  • 4. Irene Aldana (12-6-0; 135 lb / 61 kg)
  • 5. Julianna Peña (11-4-0; 135 lb / 61 kg)

Women’s Featherweight Rankings

Current UFC Featherweight Champion:

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Amanda Nunes. Photo: UFC.

  • Amanda Nunes

Record (W-L-D): 21-4-0

Weight: 135 lb (61 kg)

*UFC Rankings Correct as of July 15th, 2021.