UFC Average Height by Divisions Top 10 Fighters 2017

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So the UFC has two big problems:

1. They try to make the smaller fighters taller by adding height (Faber CARWIN).

2. They have a flawed rounding system (180.89 is rounded as 180)

So, I will try my best to give you the real numbers.

Note: Some of the heights are based on research and pictures because of false listings. All listings will be done using the metric system of which I am very familiar with. If a fighter is 180.5 he will be listed as 181 cm. If a fighter is 180.4 he will be listed as 180 cm. Same with feet and inches. Final average will have one decimal.

RULES:

  • just to be clear, champion counts as top 1 unlike the UFC listing, where top 1 heavyweight is Werdum and the champ is Stipe.

For those of you who have no idea how to convert centimeters to feet and inches, here is an accurate cm to feetconverter.

UFC Average Height by Divisions (top 10 only)

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HEAVYWEIGHT

Miocic 193

Werdum 192

Cain 185

Overeem 192

Dos Santos 192

Rothwell 193

Ngannou 193

Hunt 176

Lewis 190

Browne 198

Average: 190.4 cm = 6'3.0

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Cormier 177

Jones 194 (replacing Bader, who might be in Bellator)

Johnson 185

Gustafsson 195

Teixeira 188

Manuwa 191

Rua 185

"Overtime" Anderson 190

St. Preux 188

Oezdemir 185

Average: 187.8 cm = 6'1.9

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Bisping 183

Romero 178

Rockhold 190

Souza 185

Weidman 187

Mousasi 187

Whittaker 182

"Spider" Silva 186

Belfort 182

Brunson 185

Average: 184.5 cm = 6'0.6

WELTERWEIGHT (more or less average male weight 196 lbs)

Woodley 172

Thompson 183

Lawler 178

Maia 185

Condit 183

Magny 189

Masvidal 180

"Stun Gun" Kim 187

Cerrone 183

"Gunni" Nelson 180

Average: 182 cm = 5'11.6

LIGHTWEIGHT

McGregor 174

Nurmagomedov 178

Ferguson 179

Alvarez 171

Dos Anjos 175

Barboza 180

Nate Diaz 183

"The Menace" Johnson 177

Chiesa 185

Dariush 177

Average: 177.9 cm = 5'10 (average male height)

FEATHERWEIGHT

Aldo 170

Holloway 180

Edgar 170

Lamas 172

Swanson 172

"Lil' Heathen" 175

"Showtime" Pettis 176

Oliveira 176

"El Pantera" Rodriguez 180

"The Korean Zombie" 170

Average: 174.1 cm = 5'8.5

BANTAMWEIGHT

Garbrandt 171

Cruz 173

Dillashaw 168

Assuncao 164

Lineker 160

Rivera 160

"Kid Lightning" Caraway 168

Sterling 169

"Mayday" McDonald 175

Dodson 158

Average: 166.7 cm = 5'6.3

FLYWEIGHT

Johnson 160

Benavidez 161

Cejudo 160

Formiga 163

Reis 162

Sergio Pettis 165

"Uncle Creepy" McCall 165

Ortiz 163

Borg 161

Moreno 168

Average Height: 162.8 cm = 5'4.1

Average Weight: 150 lbs. So basically if fighters don't cut weight the lowest division would be featherweight, with fighters like Benavidez, Cejudo and McCall easily fighting at lightweight.

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Interesting how Conor is the Champ at 145 and 155, and he's right in the middle of their two average heights. Lol

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These guys cutting 30~ lbs just to fight is ridiculous.

Fight your own weight class ffs (same with wrestling)

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@lpnq: They aren't really cutting that much weight though in the purest sense of the word. They cut weight naturally most of the time(if they have a full camp to prepare) by getting into shape then usually only cut the last 5-10lb in the days before the weigh in. Like Anthony Johnson recently said he weighs around 240 right now and will need to get down to 205 for his fight with Cormier. He will prob lose 10lb in his first week of camp and then drop another 15-20 in the weeks after that getting him in the 210-215 range. Guys aren't staying in tip top shape year round.

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@spambot: not always true. Someone in Dustin Porier's camp (can't remember who) stated he stepped into the cage to fight Max Holloway at 186 pounds after weighing in at 155 pounds a day and a half earlier

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@spambot: not always true. Someone in Dustin Porier's camp (can't remember who) stated he stepped into the cage to fight Max Holloway at 186 pounds after weighing in at 155 pounds a day and a half earlier

Some guys obviously have to cut more in the day or two leading up to weigh ins which obviously means they can put more back on in the day after but that's not a common thing imo to gain 20+ lb in that day.

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@spambot: It's actually more common than you think. The California State Athletic Commission has a policy where they'll ban fighters who cut more than 10% bodyweight to reach the limit, and now 7 UFC fighters wont fight in Cali anymore because of what they weighed in past that 10% on fight day

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Honestly, I wouldn't mind weight cutting as much. Each fighter who cuts weight sacrifices their durability or stamina in some way as opposed to those who cut no weight. Fighters really have to choose between the two.

The main issue with weight cutting is fighters who cut too much weight at put their own health at risk. (Like Aspen Ladd's recent weigh in).

The organisations should really do more to regulate weight cutting for the safety of the fighters.

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@spambot: It's actually more common than you think. The California State Athletic Commission has a policy where they'll ban fighters who cut more than 10% bodyweight to reach the limit, and now 7 UFC fighters wont fight in Cali anymore because of what they weighed in past that 10% on fight day

What you mentioned was a 17% weight cut which is far above the 10% the law is trying to ban.

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#9 BumpyBoo  Moderator

Hellooooooo Bantamweight ?

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#10  Edited By Hollow_Point

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GxTmOWqMKj4

I know it's a late bump, but I found a fantastic video on massive water weight cuts in the UFC