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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Your Thoughts on New Weight Classes

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.

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)


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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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 03:07 PM
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The new weight classes are terrible. We don't need MMA to end up like boxing. Leave the weight classes the way they are.
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Yes they really suck. I'm glad that the UFC won't implement them and I hope all the other big organizations follow their example.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 10:54 PM
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i dont see the point of making a weight class every 1 pound =/ if mma uses this new weight classes it will SUCK
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