Fighters come in all different shapes and sizes. From a heavy-handed Irish featherweight to a 240-pound Brazilian submission specialist, the vast pallet of UFC talent never ceases to forge masterpieces.
Over the years, these elite athletes have been tagged and bagged in order to secure the future of a promotion challenging the world for supremacy. As a result, the UFC has reaped the benefits.
Timely title threats, infamous rivalries and explosive young phenoms have been the foundation for nine growing weight classes.
But as it is in any sport, things are bound to change. Revered champions, perennial challengers and boastful finishers are all destined to fall. Luckily, each durable and self-regenerating division supports itself from within.
Here is a breakdown of each UFC weight class and which key names play increasingly intricate roles within their respective divisions.