The heavyweight division in mixed martial arts (MMA) generally groups fighters between 206–265 lb (93.4–120.2 kg).
Although many ambiguities exist within the lowerweight 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 Bellator MMA, WSOF, and King of the Cage (KOTC) abide by this interpretation to their 206–265 lb athletes as heavyweights. ONE Championship's heavyweight division is at 226-265 lb. Pancrase's overweight division was 198.4–220.5 lb (90.0–100.0 kg) before being revised to its current 205–264.5 lb (93.0–120.0 kg).
This table was last updated in January 2022.
|UFC||March 28, 2021||Francis Ngannou||16–3 (12KO 4SUB)||1|
|ONE Championship||May 15, 2021||Arjan Bhullar||11–1 (4KO 0SUB)||0|
|Bellator MMA||August 21, 2020||Ryan Bader||28-6 (12KO 3SUB)||0|
|ACA||November 26, 2020||Tony Johnson||15–5–1 (8KO 1SUB)||2|
Most wins in heavyweight title boutsEdit
- Note: the list includes wins in bouts for heavyweight titles of major promotions (UFC, ONE, Pride, Strikeforce, WEC)
- Note: the list includes both undisputed and interim champions
- Active title reign
|Name||Promotion||Title bout wins|
|4.||Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira||UFC, Pride||3|
|Daniel Cormier||UFC, Strikeforce|
Most consecutive defenses of heavyweight titleEdit
- First title reign.
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- "Unified Rules of MMA". Association of Boxing Commissions. Archived from the original on 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2012-07-15.