Stat of the Day: Average height in each weight division (2021 Update)

17 Sep , 2021,
Jason

Original Post: https://www.fightmatrix.com/2012/09/11/stat-of-the-day-average-height-at-each-weight-division/
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Division Height Top 50 Top 50 Diff
Heavyweight+ 6’2.4″ 6’3.0″ +0.6″
Light Heavyweight 6’1.4″ 6’2.0″ +0.6″
Middleweight 6’0.3″ 6’0.6″ +0.3″
Welterweight 5’11.0″ 5’11.5″ +0.5″
Lightweight 5’9.6″ 5’9.5″ -0.1″
Featherweight 5’8.4″ 5’8.7″ +0.3″
Bantamweight 5’7.0″ 5’6.9″ -0.1″
Flyweight 5’5.6″ 5’5.6″ =

 

Since 2012, the average ranked fighter has grown a little more than a quarter-inch

 

Below, are divisions we did not cover in our 2012 post.  Since these divisions are much more shallow, we’ll compare Top 15 instead of Top 50

Division Height Top 15 Top 15 Diff
Men’s Strawweight 5’3.4″ 5’3.6″ +0.2″
Women’s Featherweight+ 5’7.5″ 5’7.1″ -0.4″
Women’s Bantamweight 5’4.3″ 5’5.3″ +1.0″
Women’s Flyweight 5’5.1″ 5’5.2″ +0.1″
Women’s Strawweight 5’3.4″ 5’3.2″ -0.2″
Women’s Atomweight 5’1.1″ 5’1.3″ +0.2″