ADCC Weight Classes (All You Need to Know!)

adcc weight classes

The Abu Dhabi Combat Club, shortly ADCC, is a well-known submission grappling tournament organization. It puts on international no-gi tournaments like the ADCC World Championship, ADCC trails, etc. To compete in an ADCC event, you should be familiar with their weight classes.

This page will go over the various ADCC weight classes and skill levels. Among other things, we’ll go over adult and youth weight classes. Keep an eye out!

What Are the Different ADCC Weight Classes?

The ADCC ranks its No-Gi grappling competitors into various weight categories. Here are their main weight classifications:

  • ADCC World Championship Weight Classes
  • ADCC Trials Weight Classes
  • ADCC Teams competition Weight Classes
  • National, Open & All Other ADCC Tournaments

Let’s dive in-depth into each Abu Dhabi Combat Club weight classification!

Male ADCC World Championship Weight Categories

ADCC Male’s Weight Divisions Weight Limits
In Kilogram In Pounds
Lightweight – 66 kg – 145.5 lbs
Welterweight – 77 kg – 169.8 lbs
Middleweight – 88 kg – 194.0 lbs
Light Heavyweight – 99 kg – 218.3 lbs
Heavyweight + 99 kg + 218.3 lbs

Female ADCC World Championship Weight Categories

ADCC Female’s Weight Divisions Weight Limits
In Kilogram In Pounds
Lightweight – 60 kg – 132.3 lbs
Heavyweight + 60 kg + 132.3 lb

Male ADCC Trials Weight Classes

The ADCC trials adopt the same male weight brackets as the ADCC World Championship.

ADCC Male’s Weight Divisions Weight Limits
In Kilogram In Pounds
Lightweight – 66 kg – 145.5 lbs
Welterweight – 77 kg – 169.8 lbs
Middleweight – 88 kg – 194.0 lbs
Light Heavyweight – 99 kg – 218.3 lbs
Heavyweight + 99 kg + 218.3 lbs

Female ADCC trials Weight Classifications

The ADCC trials adopt the same female weight brackets as the ADCC World Championship.

ADCC Female’s Weight Divisions Weight Limits
In Kilogram In Pounds
Lightweight – 60 kg – 132.3 lbs
Heavyweight + 60 kg + 132.3 lb

ADCC Teams Competition Weight Categories

Weight Category Adult Male Adult Female
In Kilogram In Pounds In Kilogram In Pounds
Lightweight – 83 kg – 183 lbs – 60 kg – 132.3 lbs
Heavyweight + 83 kg + 183 lbs + 60 kg + 132.3 lbs

National and Open ADCC Tournaments Weight Classes

In addition to the world championship and trials, the ADCC hosts several national and open tournaments in various weight classes.

However, the ADCC national and open tournaments’ weight classes differ from the world championship and trials.

Male Adults/Masters ADCC National and Open Tournament Weight Classes

Male Adults/Masters Weight Limits
In Kilogram In pounds
– 60 kg – 132.3 lbs
– 65 kg – 143.3 lbs
– 70 kg – 154.3 lbs
– 76 kg – 167.6 lbs
– 83 kg – 183 lbs
– 91 kg – 200.6 lbs
– 100 kg – 220.5 lbs
+ 100 kg + 220.5 lbs

Female Adults/Masters ADCC National and Open Tournament Weight Classes

Male Adults/Masters Weight Limits
In Kilogram In pounds
– 50 kg – 110.2 lbs
– 55 kg – 121.3 lbs
– 60 kg – 132.3 lbs
– 65 kg – 143.3 lbs
– 70 kg – 154.3 lbs
+ 70 kg + 154.3 lbs

Juvenile Boys ADCC National and Open Tournament Weight Classes (15-18 Yrs Old)

15-18 Yrs Old Male Juvenile Weight Limits 
In Kilogram In pounds
– 45 kg – 99.2 lbs
– 50 kg – 110.2 lbs
– 55 kg – 121.3 lbs
– 60 kg – 132.3 lbs
– 65 kg – 143.3 lbs
– 70 kg – 154.3 lbs
– 75 kg – 165.3 lbs
– 80 kg – 176.4 lbs
+ 80 kg + 176.4 lbs

Juvenile Boys ADCC National and Open Tournament Weight Classes (13-14 Yrs Old)

13-14 Yrs Old Male Juvenile Weight Limits
In Kilogram In pounds
– 36 kg – 79.3 lbs
– 40 kg – 88.2 lbs
– 45 kg – 99.2 lbs
– 50 kg – 110.2 lbs
– 55 kg – 121.2 lbs
– 60 kg – 132.2 lbs
– 65 kg – 143.3 lbs
+ 65 kg – 176.4 lbs

Juvenile Boys ADCC National and Open Tournament Weight Classes (11-12 Yrs Old)

11-12 Yrs Old Male Juvenile Weight Limits
In Kilogram In pounds
– 32 kg – 70.5 lbs
– 36 kg – 79.3 lbs
– 40 kg – 88.2 lbs
– 45 kg – 99.2 lbs
– 50 kg – 110.2 lbs
– 55 kg – 121.2 lbs
– 60 kg – 132.2 lbs
+ 60 kg + 132.2 lbs

Juvenile Girls ADCC National and Open Tournament Weight Classes (15-18 Yrs Old)

15-18 Yrs Old Girl Juvenile Weight Limits
In Kilogram In pounds
– 36 kg – 79.3 lbs
– 40 kg – 88.2 lbs
– 45 kg – 99.2 lbs
– 50 kg – 110.2 lbs
– 55 kg – 121.2 lbs
– 60 kg – 132.2 lbs
+ 60 kg + 132.2 lbs

Juvenile Girls ADCC National and Open Tournament Weight Classes (13-14 Yrs Old)

13-14 Yrs Old Girl Juvenile Weight Limits
In Kilogram In pounds
– 32 kg – 70.5 lbs
– 36 kg – 79.3 lbs
– 40 kg – 88.2 lbs
– 45 kg – 99.2 lbs
– 50 kg – 110.2 lbs
– 55 kg – 121.2 lbs
+ 55 kg + 121.2 lbs

Juvenile Girls ADCC National and Open Tournament Weight Classes (11-12 Yrs Old)

11-12 Yrs Old Girl Juvenile Weight Limits
In Kilogram In pounds
– 28 kg – 61.7 lbs
– 32 kg – 70.5 lbs
– 36 kg – 79.3 lbs
– 40 kg – 88.2 lbs
– 45 kg – 99.2 lbs
– 50 kg – 110.2 lbs
+ 50 kg + 110.2 lbs

What Are the Different ADCC Age Divisions?

Depending on the tournament characteristics, The ADCC classes their competitors into three major age divisions: Juveniles, adults, and maters.

ADCC Age Division Athlete’s Age Limit
Juveniles 7 to 8 years old
9 to 10 years old
11 to 12 years old
13 to 14 years old
15 to 18 years old
Adults + 18 to 35 years old
Masters + 35 years old (Master 1)
+ 40 years old (Master 2)
+ 45 years old (Master 3)

What Are the Different ADCC Skill Levels?

The time spent on the grappling mats and the experience in Judo, Sambo, BJJ, and MMA is also used to determine the athlete’s skill level.

As a result, an ADCC grappler will be assigned to one of the following skill levels:

Skill level Grappling Experience
Beginner Less than two years of experience
Intermediate Two to four years of experience
Advanced More than four years of experience
Professional More than five years of experience

 


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Conclusion

The Abu Dhabi Combat Club “ADCC” is a well-known submission grappling entity. Thus, it organizes worldwide no-gi events such as the ADCC World Championship, ADCC trails, etc.

This post aims to help you understand the various ADCC weight classes so you can have a fun time competing. I hope you found it interesting!


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