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Encyclopedia > Bantamweight (MMA)

The bantamweight division in mixed martial arts generally groups competitors within 126 to 135 lbs (57 to 61 kg). In Shooto, where a championship belt is circulated for 132-pound (60 kg) competitors, the division is known as featherweight. The bantamweight division sits between the lighter flyweight division, and the heavier lightweight division. Due to the weight class' relative sparsity, few organizations maintain a bantamweight division. Victory in MMA is often the result of a knockout or submission. ... Officially the pound is the name for at least three different units of mass: The pound (avoirdupois). ... KG, Kg or kg may indicate: A Kampfgeschwader, a bomber squadron of the former German Luftwaffe Basketball Player Kevin Garnett An abbreviation for kilogram (always kg) Knight of the Garter, a British decoration Kommanditgesellschaft, German version of a limited partnership Kongo language (ISO 639 alpha-2) An abbreviation for konig... Shooto logo ISC logo This article deals with the martial arts organisation, for the baseball pitch, see gyroball. ...


Prior to UFC 31, 150-pound (68 kg) fighters were known as bantamweights in the UFC. After which, the weight limit was raised to 155 lbs (70 kg), and the division became reinstated as the lightweight class. UFC 31: Locked and Loaded was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 4, 2001. ... UFC is a TLA that can stand for Ultimate Fighting Championship Umeå FC This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The Nevada State Athletic Commission's combat sports doctrine confines the bantamweight division to competitors between 126 and 135 lbs. [1] The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) regulates all contests and exhibitions of unarmed combat within the state of Nevada, including licensure and supervision of promoters, boxers, professional wrestlers, kickboxers, mixed martial arts fighters, seconds, ring officials, managers, and matchmakers. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Notable bantamweights in MMA

  • Akitoshi Hokazono, Shooto 132-pound champion
  • Kenji Osawa, Shooto 132-pound contender


Weight divisions in mixed martial arts
Flyweight | Bantamweight | Featherweight | Lightweight | Welterweight | Middleweight | Light Heavyweight | Heavyweight | Super Heavyweight

 
 

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