Super lightweight (MMA)

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]


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