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EliteXC Adding 140, 150 and 160 Weight Classes

EliteXC President Gary Shaw announces new weight classes to improve the safety of its competitors.

"I am very concerned in the mixed martial arts world of this drastic cutting of weight," said Shaw. "Fighters can fit better in these weight classes and fight for world titles without endangering their health."

EliteXC will remove the 155-pound weight class. The company's weight classes are now: 140, 150, 160, 170, 185, 205, 265 and 265+ pounds.