Light heavyweight (MMA)

Light heavyweight (MMA)

The light heavyweight division in mixed martial arts generally refers to competitors weighing between 186 and 205 lb (84 and 93 kg). It sits between the lighter middleweight division, and the heavyweight division.

There are some alternate interpretations of the term. In the former Pride Fighting Championships, the 205-pound division was known as Middleweight; there was no division named Light Heavyweight in Pride. This division also used to be Middleweight in the UFC. Pancrase's light heavyweight division, which had limited competitors to 199 lb (90.5 kg) has been revised to 205 lb (93 kg).

The light heavyweight limit, as defined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission[1] and the Association of Boxing Commissions[2] is 205 lb (93 kg)

Current champions

This table is not always up to date. Last updated on October 5, 2015.
Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC May 23, 2015 Daniel Cormier 17-1 (6KO 5SUB) 1
Bellator MMA February 27, 2015 Liam McGeary 11-0 (5KO 5SUB) 1
WSOF September 18, 2015 David Branch 17-3 (5KO 6SUB) 0

See also


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