Two-weight champion Amanda Nunes puts one of her UFC titles on the line a two-time world champion in two different divisions,” Carmouche, who is also gay. The UFC has five weight-divisions and enforces the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Dana White serves as the president of the UFC; Frank and Lorenzo. BJ PENN. Gefällt Mal · Personen sprechen darüber. Your premier source for MMA News and UFC coverage with exclusive fighter interviews.
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Ufc Divisions Navigation menu VideoRanking UFC Divisions Tier List lbs division is perhaps the most stacked one at the top and by far the most competitive UFC division. We have at least 6 fighters from the top 10 who can easily challenge the champ for the belt. A fighter is only eligible to be voted on if they are in active status in the UFC. A fighter can appear in more than one weight division at a time. The champion and interim champion are considered. The UFC produces events worldwide that showcase twelve weight divisions (eight men's divisions and four women's divisions) and abides by the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. As of , the UFC has held over events. Women’s UFC Weight Classes * The women’s UFC division is split into only 4 classes: strawweight, flyweight, bantamweight, and featherweight. The strawweight class is only used in the women’s division and men do not compete in it. Get a Deposit Bonus up to $!. There is a total of eight UFC weight divisions in the current format for male fighters and four divisions for female competitors. There is a UFC champion for each category and they have to fight to defend that title once they hold it. The Strawweight is women’s only division, and women also fight in the Bantamweight division as well as more recently Flyweight and Featherweight. Men do not fight in the Strawweight division but compete in all eight other categories. February 17, Ellenberger Gustafsson vs. Tybura Bisping vs. Silva was knocked out in possibly the most shocking moment in UFC history, and Weidman was the Vv Venlo middleweight champion.
In fact, there were only very minor changes in a total of three divisions, and a grand total of two fighters actually moved up this week. Light Heavyweight - Volkan Oezdemir drops from a tie for seven with Smith to take over eight on his own.
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Koala , Dec 3, at PM. These rankings are unofficial as we are not affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed by the UFC. UFC Heavyweight Rankings lbs. Lorenzo Fertitta stated that the new ownership, "with whom we've built a strong relationship over the last several years, is committed to accelerating UFC's global growth", and that they "share the same vision and passion for this organization and its athletes.
As a result of the sale, Fertitta stepped down as chairman and CEO. The deal also gives M-1 champions the opportunity to sign with UFC.
Endeavor Group said in a statement "Endeavor will continue to evaluate the timing for the proposed offering as market conditions develop"  The Wall Street Journal reported the under performance of the recent IPO for Peloton was a contributing factor.
Harris , would be postponed to future dates. It was originally to be held at Barclays Center , but a stay-at-home order was issued by the New York state government.
He also disclosed plans to secure a private island , known as "Fight Island", to host events with international fighters. The new UFC venue was subsequently revealed to be Tachi Palace —a tribal casino in Lemoore, California ; as it is on tribal land, it also fell outside of the jurisdiction of the California State Athletic Commission , meaning that events held there could be self-sanctioned.
White cited interventions from high-ranking staff of the UFC's U. Harris were scheduled to take place at the same venue on May 13 and May 16, respectively.
No other athletes or staff tested positive for the disease. The UFC USADA testing program became effective on July 1, , and includes a minimum of 2, drug tests per year with an average of five tests per fighter, and punishments to fighters who fail the tests.
Fighters must participate in the testing pool for at least six months prior to a fight in order to qualify for a UFC event. The same rule applies to returning fighters who were terminated or whose contracts were not renewed at the decision of the UFC.
Previously, returning or terminated fighters were required to undergo four months of testings prior to competing in a fight. For fighters who are subjected to post-fight testing the in-competition testing ends after any post-fight testing is done.
In September , indicated no announcements would be made on fighters who have been flagged for a potential doping violation until the entire adjudication processes are conducted with the results of the potential doping violation.
These rules are also used by many other promotions within the United States, becoming mandatory for those states that have adopted the rules, and so have become the standard de facto set of rules for professional mixed martial arts across the country.
UFC matches vary in maximum length, depending on whether the match is for a Championship title, or is a fight card's "main event" fight.
In all fights, each round can be no longer than five minutes. Championship fights last for a maximum of five rounds.
Beginning with UFC on November 5, , non-championship "main event" fights i. Non-main event bouts last for a maximum of three rounds.
Kampmann featured the organization's first two flyweight fights as part of its first flyweight tournament, which consists of bouts that, in the event of a draw, go to a fourth "sudden victory" round held to determine the winner, who advances.
There is a one-minute rest period between rounds. Originally, SEG trademarked the concept as well as the term and prevented other mixed martial arts promotions from using the same type of cage, but in Zuffa gave permission for other promotions to use octagonal cages, reasoning that the young sport needed uniformity to continue to win official sanctioning.
Today Zuffa reserves exclusive use of the name "The Octagon". The UFC cage is an octagonal structure with walls of metal chain-link fence coated with black vinyl.
It has foam padding around the top of the fence and between each of the eight sections. It also has two entry-exit gates opposite each other.
All competitors fight in approved shorts, without shoes. Tops are only approved for female competitors. Required safety equipment include padded gloves, mouthguard , and protective cups held in place with a jockstrap for males.
Originally the attire for UFC was very open. Many fighters still chose to wear tight-fitting shorts or boxing-type trunks, while others wore long pants or singlets.
Several wore wrestling shoes. UFC president Dana White was so furious about the fighter's choice of attire that he awarded an honorary "getting those horrifying shorts off TV as soon as possible" bonus to Ebersole for finishing the fight in the first round, and in following post-fight interviews made it clear that speedo style shorts will no longer be tolerated.
Financial terms of the six-year partnership were not released, but UFC officials said that though the agreement represents the most valuable non-broadcast contract the company has ever signed, the UFC will not directly profit from the new deal.
Instead, company execs said the deal is structured so that the "vast majority of the revenue" from the deal — taking out only the costs associated with administering the new program — will be paid directly to UFC fighters.
Payment on the new deal was originally expected to be based on the fighter's spot in the official UFC rankings , with the exception of the UFC champions.
Fighters ranked No. In addition to the per-fight rate, fighters would also receive royalty payments representing 20 percent of any UFC merchandise sold that bears their likeness.
The royalty program would also include retired fighters and continue in perpetuity. The deal itself was reported to be worth 70 million dollars which was what the fighters would be paid over the next six years which is roughly thousand dollars per UFC fight card.
Exceptions are made in the event of title fights, with champions and title challengers receiving greater compensation.
All kits feature the fighter's name on the back of the jersey and fighters have the option to choose between a universal kit or a country kit, related to his nationality.
There is also a champion kit, designed to be used only by title holders. The new deal meant that beginning with fight week for UFC in Las Vegas, existing sponsors no longer appear on fighter clothing — not only on fight night, but also at all pre-fight media appearances — and in-cage sponsor banners have also eliminated.
Fighter camps are outfitted with approved clothing to create a uniform look in athletes' corners. Existing sponsors are still welcome to support UFC fighters.
However, third-party logos are no longer allowed on UFC broadcasts, other than title-sponsor slots — similar to those seen with European soccer clubs — that the UFC may eventually sell to "a major, global brand" down the road.
In the event of a draw, it is not necessary that the fighters' total points be equal see, e. Uno, or UFC 43 Freeman vs. However, in a unanimous or split draw, each fighter does score an equal number of win judgments from the three judges 0 or 1, respectively.
Additionally, if a title fight ends in a draw, the defending champ retains the title. The ten-point must system is in effect for all UFC fights; three judges score each round and the winner of each receives ten points while the loser receives nine points or fewer although 10—10 rounds are given in the rare event that a judge feels the rounds was too close to warrant giving one fighter 10 and the other 9.
Scores of 10—8 are typically awarded for dominant rounds and anything more dominant is scored less. The Nevada State Athletic Commission currently lists the following as fouls: .
When a foul is charged, the referee in their discretion may deduct one or more points as a penalty. If a foul incapacitates a fighter, then the match may end in a disqualification if the foul was intentional, or a no contest if unintentional.
If a foul causes a fighter to be unable to continue later in the bout, it ends with a technical decision win to the injured fighter if the injured fighter is ahead on points, otherwise it is a technical draw.
Fights that occur on The Ultimate Fighter are classified as exhibition matches under NSAC sanctioning, and thus do not count toward the professional record of a fighter.
Match outcomes also do not need to be immediately posted publicly, which allows for fight results to remain unknown to the public until the airdate of the episode.
For two-round matches, if there is a draw after two rounds, an extra five-minute round " sudden victory " is contested.
If the extra round concludes without a stoppage, the judges' decision will be based on that final round. These exhibition matches variably have two or three rounds, depending on the rules used for each season.
In most seasons, preliminary matches before the semi-final bouts were two rounds; in season two, all matches had three rounds.
All matches past the first round use three rounds as per standard UFC bouts. During the finales for each series, the division finals have the standard three rounds, plus a fourth round if the judges score a tie.
Non-title fights have a one-pound leniency. In title fights, the participants must weigh no more than that permitted for the relevant weight division.
The Commission may also approve catch weight bouts, subject to their review and discretion. For example, the Commission may still decide to allow the contest the maximum weight allowed is pounds if it feels that the contest would still be fair, safe, and competitive.
As of 27 January , it was announced through Twitter by Bruno Massami that the UFC has decided to separate its pound-for-pound ranking.
Men and women will have their own pound-for-pound rankings. MMA journalists and fans have criticized the UFC for putting on too many shows and thus diluting the quality of their product.
For 20 years  Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg provided commentary at live events. Jacob "Stitch" Duran was one of the best known cutmen working for the organization.
UFC fighters are paid per fight, with amounts depending on how well-known the fighters are and how well sponsored a fighter and an event is.
Fighters will typically get paid money to fight, called show money, with an additional bonus if they win, called a win bonus. Occasionally, fighters will earn more.
Cash bonuses are also awarded for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" formerly awarded separately as "Knockout of the Night".
For less well-known fighters, they can be several times larger than the contracted amount for the fight.
UFC is contractually bound to offer every fighter three fights per calendar year and if they don't, the organization has to pay the fighter for the lacking fights.
For example, if the UFC offers a fighter only one fight during the year, they have to pay the fighter for two additional fights. However, if a fight is offered but turned down by the fighter, it is still counted as an offered fight from the contractual viewpoint.
The agreement gives THQ exclusive rights to current and next-generation consoles as well as to PC and handheld titles. Also included are "certain wireless rights" which were not detailed.
The licensing agreement was set to expire in , although it appeared to have been extended to Limited edition versions include fabric walk out tees or paint variations and are limited in number with foil and holographic packaging variances.
As of [update] the schedule envisages the release of these figures in November They have currently been 8 series released and they feature special Legends, Pride, and WEC style figures as well.
Three 2 packs series have also been released, as well as several expo and internet exclusives. There are also several different octagon cage playsets that have been released, including the "Octagon Playset", "Official Scale Octagon Playset", and "Electronic Reaction Octagon Playset".
A Pridestyle ring playset was also originally planned; however, no news have been given on its status or release date since then.
They have since been released onto boxsets which feature around 10 events each set, in chronological order. UFC on-demand content launched for Xbox on December 20, Subscribers are able to view pay-per-view events in high definition, connect with friends to predict fight results, and have the ability to compare fighter statistics and records.
In Brazil, events are broadcast live on Combate Channel from Globosat. Rede Globo 's are broadcast tape-delayed from am.
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Dominick Cruz had finally overcome his series of injuries to make his return, four years after his last title fight. In an epic five-round encounter Cruz narrowly regained his title on a split decision.
Garbrandt was unable to hold the title for too long, after he was knocked out by Dillashaw at UFC After successfully defending his title in a rematch, and an unsuccessful shot at the flyweight title against Henry Cejudo, Dillashaw was banned in for failing a drug test, leaving the bantamweight title open.
Rousey was the first female athlete UFC ever signed, and was immediately installed as the bantamweight champion on her arrival. Rousey set about consolidating her dominance with a series of breathtaking title defences.
Early in her career she favored using an armbar to force opponents to submit, a habit she carried into her first two title defences.
Later she began to utilize her sheer striking power more, relying on an early blitz to overwhelm her opponent. Indeed, her last three successful title defences were ended at , and respectively.
For the years that Rousey was the bantamweight champion she was not just the most dominant UFC fighter in her division, but one of the most dominant athletes in the world.
Despite an incredibly impressive performance and one of the biggest upsets in UFC history, Holm was unable to defend her title, losing to Miesha Tate in her next fight.
As we start to move to heavier categories, the style of fighting shifts slightly from being predominantly wrestling based to being more mixed.
Speed and agility are still very important, but with slightly higher weight more powerful styles can be effective too. Fighters with diverse abilities can be extremely successful — for example Ronda Rousey was equally effective with heavy punches as she was with her trademark armbar.
Nevertheless, anyone who was able to look through the hype and identify that the power of Holly Holm would cause Rousey problems in their title fight would have made a lot of money on that bet.
Flyweight is the lowest weight class for men, and the second-lowest class for women. One step up from strawweight, the athletes in this class are still chiefly defined by their speed, agility and technicality but with a little more power thrown in.
Johnson, or Mighty Mouse as he is commonly known, is one of the greatest fighters in UFC history and holds tons of records, including the most consecutive title defences with The flyweight title was created in , with the winner of a four-man tournament at UFC in Toronto to be crowned the inaugural champion.
Johnson, a wrestling and take-down specialist, saw each of his fights go the distance. In the final against John Dodson, Johnson survived a couple of scares before winning via a unanimous decision.
As the new flyweight champion, Johnson began the longest dominant reign in UFC history. Over the next 6 years Johnson successfully defended his title 11 more times against the greatest fighters in the division, including Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo and a re-match with Dodson.
Johnson is a highly technically skilled fighter, and the majority of his wins came from submission, or unanimous decision if the fight went the distance.
Over these six years, Johnson showcased his prowess at a vast array of diverse styles and introduced moves that had never been seen in the UFC before.
Henry Cejudo, who won a gold medal for freestyle wrestling at the Beijing Olympics, lost his first title bout against Demetrius Johnson in However, after beating some of the other top contenders in the division, Cejudo earned a re-match in April , at UFC In a tense and technical encounter, Cejudo was awarded the win by the judges via split decision.
Cejudo meanwhile went on to successfully defend this title against regular bantamweight TJ Dillashaw in , with an impressive display of striking.
As of now the title is vacant and up for grabs. Montana was due to defend her title against Valentina Shevchenko, but ran into health problem related to making her weight.
The title was stripped, and Shevchenko instead faced Joanna Jedrzejczyk who was moving up from strawweight for the vacant belt.
Since then she has defended her title three times against Katlyn Chookagain with the last matchup taking place Feb 8th, at UFC Show won the match with a TKO in the third.
More recently there was a scheduled matchup against Joanne Calderwood for June 6th, but the match was postponed due to a leg injury. Similar to strawweight, flyweight fighters are mostly associated with speed and technical skill.
The lowest weight categories are less likely to rely on sheer power, and flyweight fights are often defined by off-the-charts cardiovascular fitness and strong wrestling skills.
While KOs and TKOs do occur in flyweight fights, submissions are typically the more common way for a fight to conclude.
Fights often go the distance too, where competent technical displays are rewarded by the judges. Strawweight is one of three UFC weight classes that women compete in, and the only class that is exclusively for women.
It is the lightest weight class in the UFC. The inaugural strawweight champion was Carla Esparza when she won the first ever title in The UFC added the weight class in season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter, and signed Esparza along with 10 other fighters to compete in a tournament to determine the strawweight champion.
Esparza faced Rose Namajunas in the final. In a dominant performance, Esparza eventually made Namajunas tap out at of the third round.
She lost her title a mere three months later to Joanna Jedrzejczyk, a Muay Thai kickboxing specialist from Poland. Jedrzejczyk enjoyed a longer spell as strawweight champion, successfully defending her title five times between and In her first shot at the tile since she was beaten by Esparza in the inaugural championship bout, Namajunas was considered a pretty big underdog against the undefeated champion.
However, she gave a dominant display of striking which led to a first round TKO with Jedrzejczyk floored by a left hand. Namajunas successfully defended her title in the rematch at UFC , which went the distance.
Chris Brennan. Dan Henderson. Kenichi Yamamoto. Katsuhisa Fujii. Penn drew with Caol Uno in the finale of the 4-man tournament. Demetrious Johnson.
TUF 1: Team Couture vs. Team Liddell. Apr 9, Stephan Bonnar. Diego Sanchez. TUF 2: Team Hughes vs. Team Franklin. Nov 5, Brad Imes.
Luke Cummo. TUF 3: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock. Jun 24, Kendall Grove. Ed Herman. Josh Haynes. TUF 4: The Comeback. Nov 11, Travis Lutter. Chris Lytle.
TUF 5: Team Pulver vs. Team Penn. Jun 23, Nate Diaz. Manvel Gamburyan. TUF 6: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra. Dec 8, Mac Danzig. Tommy Speer. TUF 7: Team Rampage vs.
Team Forrest. Jun 21, Amir Sadollah. TUF 8: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir. Dec 13, Ryan Bader. Efrain Escudero.
Phillipe Nover. TUF 9: United States vs. United Kingdom. Jun 20, Ross Pearson. Andre Winner. James Wilks. DaMarques Johnson.
TUF Heavyweights. Dec 5, Roy Nelson. Brendan Schaub. TUF Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz. Jun 19, Court McGee. Kris McCray.
Team Koscheck. Dec 4, Jonathan Brookins. Michael Johnson. TUF Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos. Jun 4, Tony Ferguson.
Ramsey Nijem. TUF Team Bisping vs. Team Miller. Dec 3, John Dodson. Diego Brandao. Dennis Bermudez. TUF Live. Jun 1, Michael Chiesa. TUF: Brazil.