Weight Classes

Except with the approval of the Commission, or its executive director, the classes for mixed martial arts contests or exhibitions and the weights for each class shall be:

Flyweight  over 115 pounds to 125
Bantamweight  over 125 to 135 pounds
Lightweight  over 145 to 155 pounds
Welterweight  over 155 to 170 pounds
Light Heavyweight  over 185 to 205 pounds
Heavyweight  over 205 to 265 pounds

In non-championship fights, there shall be allowed a 1 pound weigh allowance.  In championship 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 177 pounds if it feels that the contest would still be fair, safe and competitive.

In addition, if one athlete weighs 264 pounds while the opponent weighs 267 pounds, the Commission may still decide to allow the contest if it determines that the contest would still be fair, safe and competitive in spite of the fact that the two contestants technically weighed in differing weight classes.