Weight classes in MMA

Weight categories in mixed martial arts

Weight classes in MMA (Mixed martial arts weight classes)

Since I often see a lot of confusion about weight categories today I want to list in general the common rules on weight so you too can go on the scales and know whothe UFC champions or Bellator might be that you should face.

Now it really depends on the Promotion rules, but in general the Weight categories in MMA are divided into these 9 categories:

  • Moscow
  • Rooster
  • Feather
  • Light
  • Welterweight
  • Medium
  • Massimo Leggeri
  • Maximum
  • Supermassimi

and if we consider the standard of Unified Rules (used by the UFC and also in Italy, with a few small exceptions) these are the categories:

Weight Categories or Classes in MMA with weight division:

  • Moscow (Fly Weight) in mixed martial arts groups fighters under 125 pounds (57 kg).
  • Roosters – bantamweight divisions include wrestlers up to 61.2 kg (135 pounds).
  • Featherweight divisions include fighters at 62 and 66 kg (136-145 pounds).
  • Lightweight – Light Weight includes fighters up to 70.3 kg (155 pounds).
  • Welterweight in the M.M.A. groups fighters weighing between 71 and 77 kg (156 and 170 pounds).
  • Middleweight divisions include fighters between 77.5 and 84 kg (171 to 185 pounds).
  • Light Heavyweight – (called the light heavyweight on wikipedia) clung to fighters weighing between 83 and 93 kg (186 and 205 pounds).
  • Heavy Weights are weight fighters between 93 and 120 kg (205 and 265 pounds).
  • Super Maximums: Not used in the UFC but covered by the rules


Weight categories in mixed martial arts

U.F.C. Weight Categories Summary Table (U.F.C. Unified Rules)

Flyweights (Moscow)
up to 125 lbs (57 kg)

up to 135 lbs (61 kg)

up to 145 lbs (66 kg)

up to 155 lbs (70 kg)


Welterweights (Welter)
up to 170 lbs (77 kg)


Middleweights (Medi)
up to 185 lbs (84 kg)

Light Heavyweights
up to 205 lbs (93 kg)



up to 265 lbs (120 kg)Jon Bone Jones, New New Year

Super Heavyweights


Ps. Pride, One FC, and some Italian promotions use different weights although the trend for M.M.A in the world is these.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 02: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 02: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones poses on the scale after weighing in during the UFC 182 weigh-in event at the MGM Grand Conference Center on January 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Consider that out of competition on average the weight is a 10 more, weight that is “cut” in the preparation before the match.

Now who’s the UFC champion that matches your weight, okay you feel ready?.


Weigh in and get ready!

Stay Tuned!

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And Bruce Lee in what weight category would he fight?

Bruce Lee would fight in the Moscow or Gallo weights.

  • Height: 5′ 7″ (1.71m)
  • Weight: 135lbs (62kg)
  • Lowest Weight: 125lbs (57kg) (in 1973)image

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