wtf is a catch weight

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  1. Shadowdean

    Shadowdean Fear the Menanite!!!

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    I can't find a definition of this anywhere. How is it different from a regular weight?
     
  2. Nathan Tagnipez

    Nathan Tagnipez Amateur Fighter

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    a catch weight is an agreed upon weight. for example when gracie fought hughes, i think the catch weight was 175. since gracie probaly doesnt know how to cut weight they agreed to fight at 175 instead of 170.
     
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    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    It's an agreed upon, nonstandard weight that is allowed by an athletic commission. So if GSP fought Chuck Liddell they could fight at a predetermined catch weight of 195 if the NSAC agreed that it would be a safe, fair fight.
     
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    OhTheHumanity Green Belt

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    A Catch weight is a compromise that allows fighters from different weight classes to fight eachother at a common weight. Although in the case of Gracie/Hughes, I think the catch weight was decided so that it wouldn't be a 5 round championship fight.
     
  5. Nathan Tagnipez

    Nathan Tagnipez Amateur Fighter

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    so true. my bad!
    i think sakurai vs. danzig was a catch weight of 163 instead of 160.
     
  6. Shadowdean

    Shadowdean Fear the Menanite!!!

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    Cool, thanks
     
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    correct, roan carnero vs rich clementi i believe was also a catch weight of 177
     
  8. Foppa21

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    Wasn't the Hughes-Gracie fight catch weight due to Royce's size? From memory he walks at a shade over 190 rigth? If memory serves me right from the early UFCs
     
  9. YeahBee

    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    Royce may be 190 with a couple of Gi's in his training bag
     

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