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 follows the Pride FC model, 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.
Professional champions edit
Current champions edit
Table accurate as of April 2023.
- Active title reign
|UFC||September 10, 2023||Sean Strickland||28-5 (11KO 4SUB)||0|
|Bellator MMA||June 24, 2022||Johnny Eblen||14-0 (6KO 1SUB)||2|
|ONE Championship||October 30, 2020||Reinier de Ridder||16–1 (3KO 11SUB)||2|
|Fight Nights Global||September 9, 2020||Vladimir Mineev||16–1–1 (9KO 3SUB)||0|
|KSW||June 3, 2023||Paweł Pawlak||22–4–1 (11KO 4SUB)||0|
|Cage Warriors||April 2, 2022||Christian Leroy Duncan||8–0 (6KO 1SUB)||1|
|ACA||April 9, 2021||Magomedrasul Gasanov||18–2 (5KO 1SUB)||2|
|Road FC||July 3, 2021||In Su Hwang||6–1 (6KO 0SUB)||0|
|Legacy Fighting Alliance||Lucas Fernando||9–1 (5KO 2SUB)||0|
|URCC||January 7, 2017||Chris Hofmann||8–1 (7KO)||1|
See also edit
Footnotes and references edit
- "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.