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    The Association of Boxing Commissions has updated the Unified Rules of MMA to include a total of fourteen weight classes for men and ten weight classes for women.

    MEN'S DIVISIONS
    Flyweight (Up to 105 pounds)
    Super Flyweight (Over 105.1 to 115 lbs)
    Bantamweight (Over 115.1 to 125 lbs)
    Super Bantamweight (Over 125.1 to 135 lbs)
    Featherweight (Over 135.1 to 145 lbs)
    Lightweight (Over 145.1 to 155 lbs)
    Super Lightweight (Over 155.1 to 165 lbs)
    Welterweight (Over 165.1 to 175 lbs)
    Super Welterweight (Over 175.1 to 185 lbs)
    Middleweight (Over 185.1 to 195 lbs)
    Super Middleweight (Over 195.1 to 205 lbs)
    Light Heavyweight (Over 205.1 to 225 lbs)
    Heavyweight (Over 225.1 to 265 lbs)
    Super Heavyweight (Over 265.1 pounds)

    WOMEN'S DIVISIONS

    Flyweight (95 lbs. and below)
    Bantamweight (95.1-105 lbs.)
    Featherweight (105.1-115 lbs.)
    Lightweight (115.1-125 lbs.)
    Welterweight (125.1-135 lbs.)
    Middleweight (135.1-145 lbs.)
    Light Heavyweight (145.1-155 lbs.)
    Cruiserweight (155.1-165 lbs.)
    Heavyweight (165.1-185 lbs.)
    Super Heavyweight (185.1 and above)

    The recent amendments were prepared and submitted by Armando Garcia, Dale Kliparchuk, Nick Lembo, Timothy J. Lueckenhoff and "Big" John McCarthy.

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    Default Re: Your Thoughts on New Weight Classes

    I'll assume no one likes them. No need to spread out the talent more.
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    Cut out the "supers"

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    How could this commision come up with these weights?
    Is there any promotion anywhere that has weightclasses below 135 lb?
    It makes me think the rest of their work is not based in reality either.
    I like the WEC's weights, which is the UFC plus 135 & 145.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    How could this commision come up with these weights?
    Is there any promotion anywhere that has weightclasses below 135 lb?
    It makes me think the rest of their work is not based in reality either.
    I like the WEC's weights, which is the UFC plus 135 & 145.
    Isnt this how they do it in Boxing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pimach View Post
    Isnt this how they do it in Boxing?
    I not a big boxing fan, but that looks like the weight classes, but why do they think what works boxing is going to work for MMA?
    I would actually question that it even works for boxing. With the expansion of weight classes and promotion anyone who can name even a 25% of the boxing champs is a fanatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    I not a big boxing fan, but that looks like the weight classes, but why do they think what works boxing is going to work for MMA?
    I would actually question that it even works for boxing. With the expansion of weight classes and promotion anyone who can name even a 25% of the boxing champs is a fanatic.
    I havent really watched boxing for awhile, except for some of the big fights in teh last few years and the last time I even followed the little guys, Michael Carbajal was still fighting.

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    Who are they expecting to fight at 105? Jockeys?
    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    Terrible. Pretty much agree with WEC + UFC weight classes.

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