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The light heavyweight
division in mixed martial arts
Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, kickboxing, karate, judo and other styles. The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be...
generally refers to competitors weighing between 186 and 205 lb
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(84 and 93 kg
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). It sits between the lighter middleweight
The middleweight division in mixed martial arts can refer to a number of different weight classes:*UFC's & Strikeforce's middleweight division, which groups competitors within 171 to 185 lb...
division, and the heavyweight
The heavyweight division in mixed martial arts generally groups fighters between .Although many ambiguities exist within the lower weight classes regarding division naming and weight limits, the Heavyweight division is, for the most part, uniform...
There are some alternate interpretations of the term. In the former PRIDE, the 205-pound division was known as Middleweight
; there was no division named Light Heavyweight in PRIDE. This division also was formerly Middleweight in the UFC. Pancrase
Pancrase is a mixed martial arts promotion company founded in Japan in 1993 by professional wrestlers Masakatsu Funaki and Minoru Suzuki. Pancrase is taken from Pankration, a sport in the ancient Olympic games. Suzuki and Funaki are particularly skilled in the art of catch wrestling and based the...
's light heavyweight division, which formerly limited competitors to 199 lb (90.5 kg) has been revised to 205 lb (93 kg).
The light heavyweight limit, as defined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, is 205 lb (93 kg).
This table is not always up to date. Last updated on October 29, 2011.
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