To begin the UFC is filled with talented martial Artists around the world. Competing in the world’s most physical sport for the opportunity to rise above the rest and reign as champion of your weight class.
There are 8 weight classes in the UFC these classes are Flyweight, Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, and Heavyweight. Men do not compete in the strawweight class.
To be eligible to compete in the Flyweight class you must be anywhere between 115lbs to 125lbs. These fights tend to be very athletic and agile. The current Flyweight champion is Deiveson Figueiredo. Figueiredo is currently 21-2 in his UFC career. He is a two-time title holder and is ranked #10 in the official rankings. Martial artist Brandon Moreno holds the number 1 spot in the UFC Rankings.
The current Bantamweight champion is Aljamain Sterling. Sterling holds a record of 21-3 and has a background in wrestling. Sterling is placed #8 on the official rankings, leaving Peter Yan at the number one spot. Yan is a Russian professional mixed martial artist and is dominating the Bantamweight division. Yan holds a record of 16-3.
Alexander Volkanovski is the holder of the featherweight title. Alexander Volkanovski’s record is currently 24-1. The only loss was to Corey Nelson. Volkanovski is set to face the #1 ranked featherweight fight max Holloway on 7/2. Max Holloway is currently 23-6 ready for a shot at the title. Both fighters are strikers and fans can be ensured a great fight.
The current lightweight champion is Charles Oliveira. Oliveira is a 3rd-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and is currently 32-8 in his UFC career. Charles has won several of his last fights. In my opinion, the Brazilian fighter is the best in the weight class.
Kamarudeen Usman is a professional mixed martial artist in the UFC currently holding the welterweight title. Usman has an impressive record of 20-1. Usman is the current champion placing Colby Covington in the #2 spot after a loss to the champion. Usman is a very skilled fighter debatably the best fighter in the UFC.
The current middleweight champion is Israel Adesanya. The proclaimed “style bender” has taken the UFC by storm. He has a record of 22-1 and is scheduled to fight on July 2nd. His Opponent is Jared Cannonier the #2 fighter in the division. Holding a 15-5 record.
Jiri Prochazka holds the UFC light heavyweight championship after defeating Glover Teixeira back at UFC 275. This fight was an instant classic that was determined in the final seconds of the fight. Jiri being the young less experienced fighter and Glover the veteran of the sport glover had a clear advantage and slipped up allowing for Jiri to place Glover in a submission hold winning the fight.
Leads us to the final weight class, heavyweight. Francis Ngannou is the UFC heavyweight champion. Ngannou has a record of 17-3 and has the hardest-hitting punch recorded in UFC history. Also, he is ranked #1 in this weight class. Winning his previous several fights he surely is the most dominant heavyweight in the class.