How Many UFC Fighters are There in 2023?

Any keen follower of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will know that the division’s full roster is a bit of a revolving door, with new fighters being signed or released almost constantly.

So, how many fighters are in the UFC at the time of writing (January 2021)? How many fit into each weight class in the UFC roster? And how do these numbers compare to previous years? Let’s take a look:

How Many UFC Fighters Are There Currently?

As of 2023, there are 578 fighters contracted to the UFC. However, this number changes frequently as fighters are frequently signed, released or retire from the organisation.

How Many Fighters in Each UFC Division?

We can break this down into weight classes across the entire UFC full roster (including those who have signed but have yet to debut, and those currently suspended).

So, as of January 2023, this is how many fighters are in each UFC division:

DivisionFighters
Flyweight38
Bantamweight69
Featherweight70
Lightweight75
Welterweight70
Middleweight65
Light Heavyweight34
Heavyweight39
Women’s Strawweight41
Women’s Flyweight38
Women’s Bantamweight24
Women’s Featherweight7
Total578
Last Updated: 22 January 2023

How Many Men’s UFC Fighters Are There?

As of January 2023, there are 465 male fighters in the UFC. The UFC Lightweight division has the most fighters (75), closely followed by Featherweight and Welterweight (both 70) and Bantamweight (69).

How Many Women’s UFC Fighters Are There?

As of January 2023, there are 113 female fighters in the UFC. The Women’s Strawweight has the most fighters on the female side (41 fighters), while the Women’s Featherweight division has just 7 fighters.

Which UFC Division Has the Most Fighters?

The men’s UFC Lightweight division has the most fighters (75), with the Featherweight (70), Welterweight (70) and Bantamweight (69) following close behind. In the women’s UFC divisions, Strawweight (41) has the most fighters.

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