The UFC establishes classifications by weight category male and female.
Weight-class ranking at UFC is determined as follow:
- The champion and interim champion are de facto at the top of their respective weight-class ranking
- Only fighters in active status in the UFC are ranked
- A fighter can appear in more than one weight division at a time
- Ranking is generated based upon the feeling of a panel made up of media members
The UFC also establishes a ranking called Pound-for-Pound, that is, by offsetting, "in imagination", the weight advantage and then mixing all male and female fighters.
Below is the list of panelists who vote to establish the UFC weight-classes and "Pound-for-Pound" rankings.
|Ariel Shnerer||Fight Network|
|Brian Hemminger||MMA Oddsbreaker|
|Bruno Massami||Gazeta Esportiva|
|David Brown||Cherokee Scout|
|Eddie Pappani||KIOZ San Diego|
|Grant Gordon||Burbank Leader|
|Rob DeMello||KHON Honolulu|
|Steve Jeffery||CFMU 93.3 FM|
|Steve Juon||Wrestling Observer|