What is the UFC

UFC: The rankings of the various weight classes

In recent years, the UFC has become the most popular and profitable league in martial arts. Mixed martial arts has long since become competitive with boxing. The stars from the Octagon ensure sold-out halls and strong PPV sales. Using the UFC rankings, President Dana White and the promoters put together the most interesting fights. bwin News always shows you the latest champions and the rankings of the MMA organization at a glance.

8 different weight classes for men and 4 for women - the UFC offers a wide range. The fans get to see men's fights from flyweight to heavyweight. The women are divided into the classes from straw weight to feather weight.

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The UFC rankings are drawn up by an electoral body made up of media representatives. A fighter can only be elected if he is active in the UFC. A fighter can appear in more than one weight class at the same time. The current champion is in the top position of each division. The other fighters can climb and fall in the rankings - depending on the fight results and the opinions of the media representatives.

The UFC rankings of the men's weight classes (top 5)

Flyweight (up to 57 kg)

Champion: Deiveson Figueiredo (BRA)
1. Brandon Moreno (MEX)
2. Askar Askarov (RUS)
3. Alexandre Pantoja (BRA)
4. Alex Perez (USA)
5. Joseph Benavidez (USA)

Bantam weight (57 to 61 kg)

Champion: Aljamain Sterling (USA)
1. Petr Yan (RUS)
2. Cory Sandhagen (USA)
3. Rob Font (USA)
4. Cody Garbrandt (USA)
5. José Aldo (BRA)

Featherweight (61 to 66 kg)

Champion: Alexander Volkanovski (AUS)
1. Max Holloway (USA)
2. Brian Ortega (USA)
3. Yair Rodriguez (MEX)
4. Chang Sung Jung (KOR)
5. Calvin Kattar (USA)

Lightweight (66 to 70 kg)

Champion: Charles Oliveira (BRA)
1. Dustin Poirier (USA)
2. Justin Gaethje (USA)
3. Michael Chandler (USA)
4. Tony Ferguson (USA)
5. Conor McGregor (IRL)

Welter weight (70 to 77 kg)

Champion: Kamaru Usman (NIG)
1. Colby Covington (USA)
2. Gilbert Burns (BRA)
3. Leon Edwards (JAM)
4. Stephen Thompson (USA)
5. Vicente Luque (BRA)

Middle weight (77 to 84 kg)

Champion: Israel Adesanya (NIG)
1. Robert Whitaker (NZL)
2. Paulo Costa (BRA)
3. Marvin Vettori (ITA)
3. Jared Cannonier (USA)
5. Derek Brunson (USA)

Light heavyweight (84 to 93 kg)

Champion: Jan Blachowicz (POL)
1. Glover Teixeira (BRA)
2. Jiri Prochazka (CZE)
3. Aleksandar Rakic ​​(AUT)
4. Thiago Santos (BRA)
5. Dominick Reyes (USA)

Heavyweight (93 to 12o kg)

Champion: Francis Ngannou (KAM)
1. Stipe Miocic (USA)
2. Derrick Lewis (USA)
3. Ciryl Gane (FRA)
4. Curtis Blaydes (USA)
5. Alexander Volkov (RUS)

The UFC Women's Weight Class Ratings (Top 5)

Straw weight (up to 52.2 kg)

Champion: Rose Namajunas (USA)
1. Zhang Weili (CHN)
2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (POL)
3. Yan Xiaonan (CHI)
4. Carla Esparza (USA)
5. Mackenzie Dern (USA)

Fly weight (52.2 to 57 kg)

Champion: Valentino Shevchenko
1. Jessica Andrade (BRA)
2. Katlyn Chookagian (USA)
3. Lauren Murphy (USA)
4. Jennifer Maia (BRA)
5. Cynthia Calvillo (USA)

Bantam weight (57 to 61 kg)

Champion: Amanda Nunes (BRA)
1. Germaine de Randamie (HOL)
2. Holly Holm (USA)
3. Aspen Ladd (USA)
4. Irene Aldana (MEX)
5. Yana Kunitskaya (RUS)

Featherweight (61 to 66 kg)

Champion: Amanda Nunes (BRA)
1. Felicia Spencer (CAN)
2. Zarah dos Santos (FRA)
3. Leah Letson (USA)
4. Danyelle Wolf (USA)
5. Megan Anderson (USA)