UFC Weight Classes & Rankings

UFC Weight Classes

The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) was founded in 1993. It did so without set weight classes or any rules. The tagline back in the early days was “There are no rules”. Over the years there was some controversy and so rules were introduced slowly. It wasn’t until UFC 12 that weight divisions became a thing. Before that, fighters of different weights could be placed together.

As you can imagine, these UFC weight classes weren’t perfect straight away. They’ve been readjusted a few times including most recently for UFC 31, where they’re now pretty much set in stone.

There are now eight men’s weight classes and four women’s divisions. Below is an overview of the full list of weight classes with the weigh-in ranges and who the current champions are.

UFC Weight Divisions in Order

Weight ClassWeight Range (at weigh-in)Current Champion
Men’s Heavyweight205-265 lbs (93-120 kg)Francis Ngannou
Men’s Light Heavyweight185-205 lbs (84-93 kg)Jan Blachowicz
Men’s Middleweight170-185 lbs (77-84 kg)Israel Adesanya
Men’s Welterweight155-170 lbs (70-77 kg)Kamaru Usman
Men’s Lightweight145-155 lbs (66-70 kg)Charles Oliveira
Men’s Featherweight135-145 lbs (61-66 kg)Alexander Volkanovski
Men’s Bantamweight125-135 lbs (57-61 kg)Aljamain Sterling
Men’s Flyweight115-125 lbs (52-57 kg)Deiveson Figueiredo
Women’s Featherweight135-145 lbs (61-66 kg)Amanda Nunes
Women’s Bantamweight125-135 lbs (57-61 kg)Amanda Nunes
Women’s Flyweight115-125 lbs (52-57 kg)Valentina Shevchenko
Women’s Strawweight0-115 lbs (0-52 kg)Rose Namajunas

UFC Weight Classes Rankings

We’ve already told you who the current champion is for each UFC weight class, now we’ll give you the ful list for each weight division. As well as the men’s and women’s pound-for-pound rankings. 

Men’s Pound-for-pound Rankings

  1. Jon Jones
  2. Kamaru Usman
  3. Alexander Volkanovski
  4. Israel Adesanya
  5. Francis Ngannou
  6. Dustin Poirier
  7. Jan Blachowicz
  8. Stipe Miocic
  9. Max Holloway
  10. Deiveson Figueiredo
  11. Charles Oliveira
  12. Robert Whittaker
  13. Petr Yan
  14. Justin Gaethje
  15. Aljamain Sterling

Men’s Heavyweight Rankings

Current champion – Francis Ngannou

  1. Stipe Miocic
  2. Derrick Lewis
  3. Ciryl Gane
  4. Curtis Blaydes
  5. Alexander Volkov
  6. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  7. Shamil Abdurakhimov
  8. Walt Harris
  9. Augusto Sakai
  10. Chris Daukaus
  11. Marcin Tybura
  12. Blagoy Ivanov
  13. Tom Aspinall
  14. Sergei Pavlovich
  15. Aleksei Oleinik

Men’s Light Heavyweight Top 10 Rankings

Current champion – Jan Blachowicz

  1. Glover Teixeira
  2. Jiri Prochazka
  3. Aleksandar Rakic
  4. Thiago Santos
  5. Dominick Reyes
  6. Anthony Smith
  7. Magomed Ankalaev
  8. Volkan Oezdemir
  9. Nikita Krylov
  10. Johnny Walker
  11. Ryan Spann
  12. Misha Cirkunov
  13. Jim Crute
  14. Paul Craig
  15. Jamahal Hill

Men’s Middleweight Rankings

Current champion – Israel Adesanya

  1. Robert Whittaker
  2. Paulo Costa
  3. Marvin Vettori
  4. Jared Cannonier
  5. Derek Brunson
  6. Jack Hermansson
  7. Darren Till
  8. Uriah Hall
  9. Kelvin Gastelum
  10. Edmen Shahbazyan
  11. Sean Strickland
  12. Chris Weidman
  13. Omari Akhmedov
  14. Kevin Holland
  15. Brad Tavares

Men’s Welterweight Rankings

Current champion – Kamaru Usman

  1. Colby Covington
  2. Gilbert Burns
  3. Leon Edwards
  4. Stephen Thompson
  5. Vicente Luque
  6. Michael Chiesa
  7. Jorge Masvidal
  8. Neil Magny
  9. Demian Maia
  10. Geoff Neal
  11. Li Jingliang
  12. Belal Muhammad
  13. Sean Brady
  14. Robbie Lawler
  15. Khamzat Chimaev

Men’s Lightweight Rankings

Current champion – Charles Oliveira

  1. Dustin Poirier
  2. Justin Gaethje
  3. Beneil Dariush
  4. Michael Chandler
  5. Conor McGregor
  6. Tony Ferguson
  7. Rafael Dos Anjos
  8. Dan Hooker
  9. Islam Makhachev
  10. Gregor Gillespie
  11. Kevin Lee
  12. Diego Ferreira
  13. Drew Dober
  14. Thiago Moises
  15. Arman Tsarukyan

Men’s Featherweight Rankings

Current champion – Alexander Volkanovski

  1. Max Holloway
  2. Brian Ortega
  3. Yair Rodriguez
  4. Chan Sung Jung
  5. Calvin Kattar
  6. Josh Emmett
  7. Arnold Allen
  8. Dan Ige
  9. Edson Barboza
  10. Giga Chikadze
  11. Sodiq Yusuff
  12. Bryce Mitchell
  13. Shane Burgos
  14. Movsar Evloev
  15. Hakeem Dawodu

Men’s Bantamweight Rankings

Current champion – Aljamain Sterling

  1. Petr Yan
  2. Cory Sandhagen
  3. Rob Font
  4. Jose Aldo
  5. Cody Garbrandt
  6. Marlon Moraes
  7. Frankie Edgar
  8. Pedro Munhoz
  9. Dominick Cruz
  10. Merab Dvalishvili
  11. Raphael Assuncao
  12. Jimmie Rivera
  13. Cody Stamann
  14. Kyler Phillips
  15. Marlon Vera

Men’s Flyweight Rankings

Current champion – Deiveson Figueiredo

  1. Brandon Moreno
  2. Askar Askarov
  3. Alexandre Pantoja
  4. Alex Perez
  5. Joseph Benavidez
  6. Brandon Royval
  7. Kai Kara France
  8. Rogerio Bontorin
  9. Matt Schnell
  10. Tim Elliott
  11. David Dvorak
  12. Raulian Paiva
  13. Sumudaerji
  14. Matheus Nicolau
  15. Amir Albazi

Women’s Pound-for-pound Rankings

  1. Amanda Nunes
  2. Valentina Shevchenko
  3. Rose Namajunas
  4. Zhang Weili
  5. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
  6. Jessica Andrade
  7. Germaine De Randamie
  8. Holly Holm
  9. Carla Esparza
  10. Katlyn Chookagian
  11. Aspen Ladd
  12. Mackenzie Dern
  13. Yan Xiaonan
  14. Julianna Peña
  15. Claudia Gadelha

Women’s Featherweight Rankings

Current champion – Amanda Nunes

Women’s Bantamweight Rankings

Current champion – Amanda Nunes

  1. Germaine De Randamie
  2. Holly Holm
  3. Aspen Ladd
  4. Irene Aldana
  5. Yana Kunitskaya
  6. Julianna Peña
  7. Ketlen Vieira
  8. Sara McMann
  9. Macy Chiasson
  10. Lina Lansberg
  11. Pannie Kianzad
  12. Marion Reneau
  13. Sijara Eubanks
  14. Karol Rosa
  15. Julia Avila

Women’s Flyweight Rankings

Current champion – Valentina Shevchenko

  1. Jessica Andrade
  2. Katlyn Chookagian
  3. Lauren Murphy
  4. Jennifer Maia
  5. Cynthia Calvillo
  6. Joanne Calderwood
  7. Jessica Eye
  8. Viviane Araujo
  9. Roxanne Modafferi
  10. Alexa Grasso
  11. Andrea Lee
  12. Taila Santos
  13. Miranda Maverick
  14. Maycee Barber
  15. Antonina Shevchenko

Women’s Strawweight Rankings

Current champion – Rose Namajunas

  1. Zhang Weili
  2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
  3. Carla Esparza
  4. Yan Xiaonan
  5. Marina Rodriguez
  6. Mackenzie Dern
  7. Nina Nunes
  8. Claudia Gadelha
  9. Michelle Waterson
  10. Tecia Torres
  11. Amanda Ribas
  12. Angela Hill
  13. Virna Jandiroba
  14. Amanda Lemos
  15. Felice Herrig

All of this data comes from the UFC website and is updated on our website after every UFC event. In case of any mistakes please feel free to contact us here.

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