The UFC currently has nine weight classes, four of which are open to both male and female fighters.
The most recent weight class to be included in the UFC is the women’s featherweight division which saw Dutch fighter Germaine de Randamie defeat Holly Holm to win the division’s inaugural title in February 2017.
Other weight classes open to female competitors are the strawweight, flyweight, and bantamweight divisions.
Currently, there are no plans to extend female weight classes beyond the featherweight division.
Below is the list of all active weight classes, including their permitted lower and upper limits in pounds.
|Weight Class||Minimum Limit||Maximum Limit|
|Flyweight||115 lb||125 lb|
|Bantamweight||125 lb||135 lb|
|Featherweight||135 lb||145 lb|
|Lightweight||145 lb||155 lb|
|Welterweight||155 lb||170 lb|
|Middleweight||170 lb||185 lb|
|Light Heavyweight||185 lb||205 lb|
|Heavyweight||205 lb||265 lb|
To this date there have only been four UFC champions which have held more than one title simultaneously, these, in chronological order, are Conor McGregor (lightweight and featherweight), Daniel Cormier (light heavyweight and heavyweight), Amanda Nunes (women’s bantamweight and women’s featherweight), and Henry Cejudo (flyweight and bantamweight).
Current UFC Champions
|Women’s Flyweight||Valentina Shevchenko||Joanna Jedrzejczyk||UFC 231 – December 8, 2018|
|Women’s Strawweight||Carla Esparza||Rose Namajunas||UFC 274 – May 7, 2022|
|Women’s Bantamweight||Julianna Pena||Amanda Nunes||UFC 269 – December 11, 2021|
|Women’s Featherweight||Amanda Nunes||Cris Cyborg||UFC 232 – December 29, 2018|
|Men’s Flyweight||Deiveson Figueiredo||Brandon Moreno||UFC 270 – January 22, 2022|
|Men’s Bantamweight||Aljamain Sterling||Petr Yan||UFC 259 – March 6, 2021|
|Men’s Featherweight||Alexander Volkanovski||Max Holloway||UFC 245 – December 14, 2019|
|Men’s Welterweight||Kamaru Usman||Tyron Woodley||UFC 235 – March 2, 2019|
|Men’s Middleweight||Israel Adesanya||Robert Whittaker||UFC 243 – October 6, 2019|
|Men’s Light Heavyweight||Jiri Prochazka||Glover Teixeira||UFC 275 – June 11, 2022|
|Men’s Heavyweight||Francis Ngannou||Stipe Miocic||UFC 260 – March 27, 2021|