ABC Adopts 4 New MMA Weight Classes

At this week’s Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports convention attending regulators have agreed to unanimously add 4 new weight classes for Mixed Martial Arts.

It is worth noting the new weight classes are not mandatory for promoters so an organization such as the UFC is under no obligation to expand their roster to new weight classes if they don’t want to.

Like all regulatory positions of the ABC it is worth noting that this development does not automatically bind all member commissions.  Those that default to ABC standards automatically adopt these new classes.  Others need to pass appropriate legislation or regulations to adopt this change.

The ABC MMA weight classes are as follows (with the new classes added in bold)

105 (female only)
115
125
135
145
155

165
170

175
185

195
205

225
265 +
266+

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