A Guide To The Different Weight Classes In UFC

Introduction The most entertaining fights are the fair ones, where practice and discipline determine who walks away as the victor. That’s why the UFC separates their fighters by weight class because there’s no fun in seeing a heavyweight throw a featherweight around the octagon. Height and arm length may differ, sure, but weight is the … Read more

Kentucky reportedly changes MMA weight class limits

Kentucky has quietly been knocking it out of the park when it comes to their mixed martial arts governance. I’m not joking they do a very good job. They reportedly dropped a bombshell recently revealing that the light heavyweight, heavyweight, and official super heavyweight limits have decreased. Those big guys better start working on their … Read more

UFC Needs to Adopt New Weight Classes

After UFC 214, Dana White, the promotion’s president, was asked if the UFC would consider adding more weight classes to their promotion. White gave the reporters a simple, one word answer, No. For years, White has been hesitant about adding new divisions to the UFC, even though there is no evidence that adding new divisions … Read more

Jake Rosholt talks win over Leben and adding a 195 lbs. division

In only his second UFC appearance Jake Rosholt defeats UFC vet Chris Leben.
In only his second UFC appearance Jake Rosholt defeats UFC vet Chris Leben.

This past weekend at UFC 102, Jake Rosholt (6-1) redeemed himself from a submission loss to Dan Miller in his UFC debut, with a “Submission of the Night” victory over Chris Leben that put “The Crippler” sound asleep (18-7) in the third round.

Rosholt dropped by Mandalay Bay on Monday to hang out with MMAJunkie Radio’s Gorgeous George and Goze to discuss his big win over the UFC veteran.

Despite Leben’s recent suspension due to testing positive for steroids, Rosholt spoke only positive about “The Crippler.” “I have nothing bad to say about the guy. Leben is a class act,” said Rosholt.

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Brian Stann vs. Steve Cantwell set for UFC’s Fight for the Troops

by:  Jack Bratcher

Yes you read that correctly, Brian Stann will face Steve Cantwell for the third time, but this time the fight will be in the UFC. This fight is scheduled for December 10 at Ft. Bragg, NC as part of the UFC’s Fight for the Troops card. Stann last fought Cantwell back in July when he lost his WEC Light Heavyweight Title by a round 2 TKO at WEC 35. It was Stann’s first title defense after defeating Doug “The Rhino” Marshall at WEC 33 in March of this year.  To have Stann fight at this event is pure genuis.  He is an Iraqi war veteran and considered the “Pride of the U.S. Marnie Corps” by military men and women who love to see one of their own compete at such a high level.

So how did Brian Stann and Steve Cantwell end up in the UFC? The Zuffa-owned (same company that owns the UFC) WEC, has decided to put a close to their light heavyweight and middleweight divisions. The organization which was founded in 2001, will now focus its efforts entirely on the bantamweight (135lbs.), featherweight (145lbs.), lightweight (155 lbs.), and welterweight (170lbs.) divisions.

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