Heavyweight champions

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UFC Heavyweight Champion

Vacant

United States flag
Ryan Bader photo

Bellator Heavyweight Champion

Ryan
Bader

30-7-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
Russian Federation flag Emelianenko (40-6-0) 04-Feb-2023
Last defence
France flag Kongo (31-11-2) UD 5 06-May-2022
Time inactive
269 days - (8 months & 24 days)
Won against
Russian Federation flag Emelianenko (38-5-0) KO 1 26-Jan-2019
Time held
1465 days - (4 years)
Total defences
3
May 06 2022
UD 5 France flag Kongo (31-11-2)
Jan 29 2022
UD 5 Ukraine flag Moldavsky (11-1-0)
Sep 07 2019
NC 1 France flag Kongo (30-10-2)
Activity average
Every 488 days - (1 year & 4 months)
Canada flag
Arjan Bhullar photo

ONE Heavyweight Champion

Arjan
Bhullar

11-1-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
Russian Federation flag Malykhin (11-0-0) 24-Mar-2023
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
625 days - (1 year & 8 months)
Won against
United States flag Vera (16-9-0) KO 2 15-May-2021
Time held
625 days - (1 year & 8 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Light Heavyweight champions

United States flag
Jamahal Hill photo

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

Jamahal
Hill

12-1-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
10 days - (10 days)
Won against
Brazil flag Teixeira (33-8-0) UD 5 21-Jan-2023
Time held
10 days - (10 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Russian Federation flag
Vadim Nemkov photo

Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion

Vadim
Nemkov

15-2-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
United States flag Anderson (16-5-0) UD 5 18-Nov-2022
Time inactive
73 days - (2 months & 12 days)
Won against
Brazil flag Carvalho (16-3-0) SUB 2 12-Oct-2019
Time held
1206 days - (3 years & 3 months)
Total defences
4
Nov 18 2022
UD 5 United States flag Anderson (16-5-0)
Oct 16 2021
SUB 4 Lithuania flag Anglickas (10-1-0)
Apr 16 2021
UD 5 United States flag Davis (22-5-0)
Aug 21 2020
KO 2 United States flag Bader (27-5-0)
Activity average
Every 302 days - (9 months & 27 days)
Russian Federation flag
Anatoly Malykhin photo

ONE Light Heavyweight Champion

Anatoly
Malykhin

11-0-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
59 days - (1 month & 28 days)
Won against
Netherlands flag Ridder (16-0-0) KO 1 02-Dec-2022
Time held
59 days - (1 month & 28 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Middleweight champions

Brazil flag
Alex Pereira photo

UFC Middleweight Champion

Alex
Pereira

7-1-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
Nigeria flag Adesanya (23-2-0) 08-Apr-2023
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
79 days - (2 months & 18 days)
Won against
Nigeria flag Adesanya (23-1-0) KO 5 12-Nov-2022
Time held
79 days - (2 months & 18 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
United States flag
Johnny Eblen photo

Bellator Middleweight Champion

Johnny
Eblen

12-0-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
Russian Federation flag Tokov (31-2-0) 04-Feb-2023
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
220 days - (7 months & 6 days)
Won against
Netherlands flag Mousasi (49-7-2) UD 5 24-Jun-2022
Time held
220 days - (7 months & 6 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Netherlands flag
Reinier de Ridder photo

ONE Middleweight Champion

Reinier de Ridder

16-1-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
822 days - (2 years & 3 months)
Won against
Myanmar flag Nsang (26-10-0) SUB 1 30-Oct-2020
Time held
822 days - (2 years & 3 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Welterweight champions

United Kingdom flag
Leon Edwards photo

UFC Welterweight Champion

Leon
Edwards

20-3-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
Nigeria flag Usman (20-2-0) 18-Mar-2023
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
163 days - (5 months & 10 days)
Won against
Nigeria flag Usman (20-1-0) KO 5 20-Aug-2022
Time held
163 days - (5 months & 10 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Ukraine flag
Yaroslav Amosov photo

Bellator Welterweight Champion

Yaroslav
Amosov

26-0-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
United States flag Storley (14-1-0) 25-Feb-2023
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
598 days - (1 year & 7 months)
Won against
Brazil flag Lima (32-8-0) UD 5 11-Jun-2021
Time held
598 days - (1 year & 7 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
United States flag
Logan Storley photo

Bellator Interim Welterweight Champion

Logan
Storley

14-1-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
19387 days - (53 years)
Won against
()
Time held
19387 days - (53 years)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Canada flag
Christian Lee photo

ONE Welterweight Champion

Christian
Lee

17-4-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
73 days - (2 months & 12 days)
Won against
Kyrgyzstan flag Abbasov (23-5-0) KO 4 18-Nov-2022
Time held
73 days - (2 months & 12 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Lightweight champions

Russian Federation flag
Islam Makhachev photo

UFC Lightweight Champion

Islam
Makhachev

23-1-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
Australia flag Volkanovski (25-1-0) 11-Feb-2023
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
100 days - (3 months & 8 days)
Won against
Brazil flag Oliveira (33-8-0) SUB 2 22-Oct-2022
Time held
100 days - (3 months & 8 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Russian Federation flag
Usman Nurmagomedov photo

Bellator Lightweight Champion

Usman
Nurmagomedov

16-0-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
United States flag Henderson (30-11-0) 10-Mar-2023
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
73 days - (2 months & 12 days)
Won against
Brazil flag Pitbull (24-10-0) UD 5 18-Nov-2022
Time held
73 days - (2 months & 12 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Canada flag
Christian Lee photo

ONE Lightweight Champion

Christian
Lee

17-4-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
157 days - (5 months & 4 days)
Won against
South Korea flag Ok (16-3-0) KO 2 26-Aug-2022
Time held
157 days - (5 months & 4 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Brazil flag
Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza photo

Rizin Lightweight Champion

Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza

14-2-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
United States flag Case (27-7-1) SUB 1 17-Apr-2022
Time inactive
288 days - (9 months & 13 days)
Won against
Azerbaijan flag Musayev (18-3-0) SUB 1 06-Jun-2021
Time held
603 days - (1 year & 7 months)
Total defences
2
Apr 17 2022
SUB 1 United States flag Case (27-7-1)
Dec 30 2021
SUB 2 Japan flag Yachi (23-11-0)
Activity average
Every 302 days - (9 months & 27 days)

Featherweight champions

Australia flag
Alexander Volkanovski photo

UFC Featherweight Champion

Alexander
Volkanovski

25-1-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
United States flag Holloway (23-6-0) UD 5 02-Jul-2022
Time inactive
212 days - (6 months & 28 days)
Won against
United States flag Holloway (21-4-0) UD 5 14-Dec-2019
Time held
1143 days - (3 years & 1 month)
Total defences
4
Jul 02 2022
UD 5 United States flag Holloway (23-6-0)
Apr 09 2022
KO 4 South Korea flag Jung (17-6-0)
Sep 25 2021
UD 5 United States flag Ortega (15-1-0)
Jul 11 2020
SD 5 United States flag Holloway (21-5-0)
Activity average
Every 286 days - (9 months & 11 days)
Brazil flag
Patricio Pitbull photo

Bellator Featherweight Champion

Patricio
Pitbull

35-5-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Hungary flag Borics (18-1-0) UD 5 01-Oct-2022
Time inactive
121 days - (3 months & 29 days)
Won against
United States flag McKee Jr (18-0-0) UD 5 15-Apr-2022
Time held
290 days - (9 months & 15 days)
Total defences
1
Oct 01 2022
UD 5 Hungary flag Borics (18-1-0)
Activity average
Every 290 days - (9 months & 15 days)
China flag
Kai Tang photo

ONE Featherweight Champion

Kai
Tang

15-2-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
157 days - (5 months & 4 days)
Won against
United States flag Le (13-2-0) UD 5 26-Aug-2022
Time held
157 days - (5 months & 4 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Brazil flag
Kleber Koike Erbst photo

Rizin Featherweight Champion

Kleber Koike Erbst

31-6-1

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
99 days - (3 months & 7 days)
Won against
Japan flag Ushiku (20-6-0) SUB 2 23-Oct-2022
Time held
99 days - (3 months & 7 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Bantamweight champions

United States flag
Aljamain Sterling photo

UFC Bantamweight Champion

Aljamain
Sterling

22-3-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
United States flag Dillashaw (17-4-0) KO 2 22-Oct-2022
Time inactive
101 days - (3 months & 9 days)
Won against
Russian Federation flag Yan (15-1-0) Others 4 06-Mar-2021
Time held
696 days - (1 year & 10 months)
Total defences
2
Oct 22 2022
KO 2 United States flag Dillashaw (17-4-0)
Apr 09 2022
SD 5 Russian Federation flag Yan (16-2-0)
Activity average
Every 348 days - (11 months & 14 days)
United States flag
Sergio Pettis photo

Bellator Bantamweight Champion

Sergio
Pettis

22-5-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Japan flag Horiguchi (29-3-0) KO 4 03-Dec-2021
Time inactive
424 days - (1 year & 1 month)
Won against
United States flag Archuleta (25-2-0) UD 5 07-May-2021
Time held
634 days - (1 year & 8 months)
Total defences
1
Dec 03 2021
KO 4 Japan flag Horiguchi (29-3-0)
Activity average
Every 634 days - (1 year & 8 months)
Placeholder fighter photo

ONE Bantamweight Champion

Vacant

Japan flag
Kyoji Horiguchi photo

Rizin Bantamweight Champion

Kyoji
Horiguchi

31-5-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
760 days - (2 years)
Won against
Japan flag Asakura (16-2-0) KO 1 31-Dec-2020
Time held
760 days - (2 years)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Flyweight champions

Mexico flag
Brandon Moreno photo

UFC Flyweight Champion

Brandon
Moreno

21-6-2

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
10 days - (10 days)
Won against
Brazil flag Figueiredo (21-2-1) KO 3 21-Jan-2023
Time held
10 days - (10 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Mexico flag
Brandon Moreno photo

UFC Interim Flyweight Champion

Brandon
Moreno

21-6-2

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
184 days - (6 months)
Won against
New Zealand flag France (24-9-0) KO 3 30-Jul-2022
Time held
184 days - (6 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
United States flag
Demetrious Johnson photo

ONE Flyweight Champion

Demetrious
Johnson

31-4-1

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Next Scheduled Defence
Brazil flag Moraes (20-4-0) 05-May-2023
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
157 days - (5 months & 4 days)
Won against
Brazil flag Moraes (20-3-0) KO 4 26-Aug-2022
Time held
157 days - (5 months & 4 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Women’s Featherweight champions

Brazil flag
Amanda Nunes photo

UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion

Amanda
Nunes

22-5-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Australia flag Anderson (11-4-0) SUB 1 06-Mar-2021
Time inactive
695 days - (1 year & 10 months)
Won against
Brazil flag Cyborg (20-1-0) KO 1 29-Dec-2018
Time held
1493 days - (4 years & 1 month)
Total defences
2
Mar 06 2021
SUB 1 Australia flag Anderson (11-4-0)
Jun 06 2020
UD 5 Canada flag Spencer (8-1-0)
Activity average
Every 747 days - (2 years)
Brazil flag
Cris Cyborg photo

Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion

Cris
Cyborg

25-2-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Australia flag Blencowe (15-8-0) UD 5 23-Apr-2022
Time inactive
282 days - (9 months & 7 days)
Won against
Canada flag Budd (13-2-0) KO 4 25-Jan-2020
Time held
1101 days - (3 years)
Total defences
4
Apr 23 2022
UD 5 Australia flag Blencowe (15-8-0)
Nov 12 2021
KO 1 Ireland flag Kavanagh (7-4-0)
May 21 2021
KO 5 United States flag Smith (12-8-1)
Oct 15 2020
SUB 2 Australia flag Blencowe (13-7-0)
Activity average
Every 275 days - (9 months)

Women’s Bantamweight champions

United States flag
Julianna Pena photo

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion

Julianna
Pena

11-5-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Brazil flag Nunes (21-5-0) UD 5 30-Jul-2022
Time inactive
184 days - (6 months)
Won against
Brazil flag Nunes (21-4-0) SUB 2 11-Dec-2021
Time held
415 days - (1 year & 1 month)
Total defences
1
Jul 30 2022
UD 5 Brazil flag Nunes (21-5-0)
Activity average
Every 415 days - (1 year & 1 month)

Women’s Flyweight champions

Kyrgyzstan flag
Valentina Shevchenko photo

UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion

Valentina
Shevchenko

23-3-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
Mexico flag Grasso (15-3-0) 04-Mar-2023
Last defence
Brazil flag Santos (19-1-0) SD 5 11-Jun-2022
Time inactive
233 days - (7 months & 19 days)
Won against
Poland flag Jedrzejczyk (15-2-0) UD 5 08-Dec-2018
Time held
1514 days - (4 years & 1 month)
Total defences
7
Jun 11 2022
SD 5 Brazil flag Santos (19-1-0)
Sep 25 2021
KO 4 United States flag Murphy (15-4-0)
Apr 24 2021
KO 2 Brazil flag Andrade (21-8-0)
Nov 21 2020
UD 5 Brazil flag Maia (18-6-1)
Feb 08 2020
KO 3 United States flag Chookagian (13-2-0)
Aug 10 2019
UD 5 United States flag Carmouche (13-6-0)
Jun 08 2019
KO 2 United States flag Eye (14-6-0)
Activity average
Every 216 days - (7 months & 2 days)
United States flag
Liz Carmouche photo

Bellator Women’s Flyweight Champion

Liz
Carmouche

17-7-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Brazil flag Velasquez (12-1-0) SUB 2 09-Dec-2022
Time inactive
52 days - (1 month & 21 days)
Won against
Brazil flag Velasquez (12-0-0) KO 4 22-Apr-2022
Time held
283 days - (9 months & 8 days)
Total defences
1
Dec 09 2022
SUB 2 Brazil flag Velasquez (12-1-0)
Activity average
Every 283 days - (9 months & 8 days)

Women’s Strawweight champions

China flag
Weili Zhang photo

UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion

Weili
Zhang

23-3-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
79 days - (2 months & 18 days)
Won against
United States flag Esparza (19-6-0) SUB 2 12-Nov-2022
Time held
79 days - (2 months & 18 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
China flag
Jingnan Xiong photo

ONE Women’s Strawweight Champion

Jingnan
Xiong

18-2-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Canada flag Lee (11-2-0) UD 5 30-Sep-2022
Time inactive
122 days - (4 months)
Won against
Teo (7-0-0) KO 4 20-Jan-2018
Time held
1836 days - (5 years)
Total defences
7
Sep 30 2022
UD 5 Canada flag Lee (11-2-0)
Jan 14 2022
UD 5 Japan flag Miura (11-3-0)
Sep 03 2021
UD 5 Brazil flag Nicolini (6-2-0)
Oct 30 2020
UD 5 Teo (9-1-0)
Mar 31 2019
KO 5 Canada flag Lee (9-0-0)
Sep 08 2018
KO 3 Brazil flag Santos (11-5-1)
Jun 23 2018
UD 5 Argentina flag Balin (10-2-0)
Activity average
Every 262 days - (8 months & 17 days)

Women’s Atomweight champions

Canada flag
Angela Lee photo

ONE Women’s Atomweight Champion

Angela
Lee

11-3-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Thailand flag Fairtex (8-1-0) SUB 2 26-Mar-2022
Time inactive
310 days - (10 months & 4 days)
Won against
(Promoted From Secondary Belt)
Time held
2460 days - (6 years & 8 months)
Total defences
2
Mar 26 2022
SUB 2 Thailand flag Fairtex (8-1-0)
Oct 12 2019
SUB 5 China flag Xiong (14-1-0)
Activity average
Every 1230 days - (3 years & 4 months)
Japan flag
Ayaka Hamasaki photo

Rizin Women’s Super Atomweight Champion

Ayaka
Hamasaki

24-5-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Japan flag Izawa (5-0-0) UD 3 17-Apr-2022
Time inactive
288 days - (9 months & 13 days)
Won against
Japan flag Yamamoto (6-4-0) SUB 1 31-Dec-2020
Time held
760 days - (2 years)
Total defences
2
Apr 17 2022
UD 3 Japan flag Izawa (5-0-0)
Mar 21 2021
SD 3 Japan flag Asakura (18-4-0)
Activity average
Every 380 days - (1 year & 15 days)

All Current MMA World Champions

MMA World Champions
Weight UFC Bellator One Championship
Heavyweight (200 lb+) Vacant Ryan Bader
(30-7-0) United States flag
Arjan Bhullar
(11-1-0) Canada flag
Light Heavyweight (205 lb) Jamahal Hill
(12-1-0) United States flag
Vadim Nemkov
(15-2-0) Russian Federation flag
Anatoly Malykhin
(11-0-0) Russian Federation flag
Middleweight (185 lb) Alex Pereira
(7-1-0) Brazil flag
Johnny Eblen
(12-0-0) United States flag
Reinier de Ridder
(16-1-0) Netherlands flag
Welterweight (170 lb) Leon Edwards
(20-3-0) United Kingdom flag
Yaroslav Amosov
(26-0-0) Ukraine flag
(Bellator Welterweight)

Logan Storley
(14-1-0) United States flag
(Bellator Interim Welterweight)
Christian Lee
(17-4-0) Canada flag
Lightweight (155 lb) Islam Makhachev
(23-1-0) Russian Federation flag
Usman Nurmagomedov
(16-0-0) Russian Federation flag
Christian Lee
(17-4-0) Canada flag
Featherweight (145 lb) Alexander Volkanovski
(25-1-0) Australia flag
Patricio Pitbull
(35-5-0) Brazil flag
Kai Tang
(15-2-0) China flag
Bantamweight (135 lb) Aljamain Sterling
(22-3-0) United States flag
Sergio Pettis
(22-5-0) United States flag
Vacant
Flyweight (125 lb) Brandon Moreno
(21-6-2) Mexico flag
(UFC Flyweight)

Brandon Moreno
(21-6-2) Mexico flag
(UFC Interim Flyweight)
- Demetrious Johnson
(31-4-1) United States flag
Women’s Featherweight (145 lb) Amanda Nunes
(22-5-0) Brazil flag
Cris Cyborg
(25-2-0) Brazil flag
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Women’s Bantamweight (135 lb) Julianna Pena
(11-5-0) United States flag
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Women’s Flyweight (125 lb) Valentina Shevchenko
(23-3-0) Kyrgyzstan flag
Liz Carmouche
(17-7-0) United States flag
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Women’s Strawweight (115 lb) Weili Zhang
(23-3-0) China flag
- Jingnan Xiong
(18-2-0) China flag
Women’s Atomweight (105 lb) - - Angela Lee
(11-3-0) Canada flag

Champion Stats & Records

33
Total Number of Recognised Champions
35
Total Number Of Active Titles
32.9
Average Age Of A MMA World Champion
1134
days
Average Reign
1.23
Average Total Defences

Longest Reigning Champions in UFC

Longest Reigning MMA World Champions in UFC
Position Champion Belt Time held
1st Valentina Shevchenko (23-3-0) Kyrgyzstan flag UFC Women's Flyweight 1514 days - (4 years & 1 month)
2nd Amanda Nunes (22-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Women's Featherweight 1493 days - (4 years & 1 month)
3rd Alexander Volkanovski (25-1-0) Australia flag UFC Featherweight 1143 days - (3 years & 1 month)
4th Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 696 days - (1 year & 10 months)
5th Julianna Pena (11-5-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 415 days - (1 year & 1 month)
6th Brandon Moreno (21-6-2) Mexico flag UFC Interim Flyweight 184 days - (6 months)
7th Leon Edwards (20-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Welterweight 163 days - (5 months & 10 days)
8th Islam Makhachev (23-1-0) Russian Federation flag UFC Lightweight 100 days - (3 months & 8 days)
9th Alex Pereira (7-1-0) Brazil flag UFC Middleweight 79 days - (2 months & 18 days)
10th Weili Zhang (23-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 79 days - (2 months & 18 days)

Longest Reigning Champions in Bellator

Longest Reigning MMA World Champions in Bellator
Position Champion Belt Time held
1st Logan Storley (14-1-0) United States flag Bellator Interim Welterweight 19387 days - (53 years)
2nd Ryan Bader (30-7-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 1465 days - (4 years)
3rd Vadim Nemkov (15-2-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Light Heavyweight 1206 days - (3 years & 3 months)
4th Cris Cyborg (25-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 1101 days - (3 years)
5th Sergio Pettis (22-5-0) United States flag Bellator Bantamweight 634 days - (1 year & 8 months)
6th Yaroslav Amosov (26-0-0) Ukraine flag Bellator Welterweight 598 days - (1 year & 7 months)
7th Patricio Pitbull (35-5-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 290 days - (9 months & 15 days)
8th Liz Carmouche (17-7-0) United States flag Bellator Women’s Flyweight 283 days - (9 months & 8 days)
9th Johnny Eblen (12-0-0) United States flag Bellator Middleweight 220 days - (7 months & 6 days)
10th Usman Nurmagomedov (16-0-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Lightweight 73 days - (2 months & 12 days)

Longest Reigning Champions in One Championship

Longest Reigning MMA World Champions in One Championship
Position Champion Belt Time held
1st Angela Lee (11-3-0) Canada flag ONE Women’s Atomweight 2460 days - (6 years & 8 months)
2nd Jingnan Xiong (18-2-0) China flag ONE Women’s Strawweight 1836 days - (5 years)
3rd Reinier de Ridder (16-1-0) Netherlands flag ONE Middleweight 822 days - (2 years & 3 months)
4th Arjan Bhullar (11-1-0) Canada flag ONE Heavyweight 625 days - (1 year & 8 months)
5th Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Lightweight 157 days - (5 months & 4 days)
6th Kai Tang (15-2-0) China flag ONE Featherweight 157 days - (5 months & 4 days)
7th Demetrious Johnson (31-4-1) United States flag ONE Flyweight 157 days - (5 months & 4 days)
8th Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Welterweight 73 days - (2 months & 12 days)
9th Anatoly Malykhin (11-0-0) Russian Federation flag ONE Light Heavyweight 59 days - (1 month & 28 days)

Most Defences in UFC

MMA World Champions With Most Defences in UFC
Position Champion Belt Total Defences
1st Valentina Shevchenko (23-3-0) Kyrgyzstan flag UFC Women's Flyweight 7
2nd Alexander Volkanovski (25-1-0) Australia flag UFC Featherweight 4
3rd Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 2
= Amanda Nunes (22-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Women's Featherweight 2
5th Julianna Pena (11-5-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 1

Most Defences in Bellator

MMA World Champions With Most Defences in Bellator
Position Champion Belt Total Defences
1st Vadim Nemkov (15-2-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Light Heavyweight 4
= Cris Cyborg (25-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 4
3rd Ryan Bader (30-7-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 3
4th Patricio Pitbull (35-5-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 1
= Sergio Pettis (22-5-0) United States flag Bellator Bantamweight 1
= Liz Carmouche (17-7-0) United States flag Bellator Women’s Flyweight 1

Most Defences in One Championship

MMA World Champions With Most Defences in One Championship
Position Champion Belt Total Defences
1st Jingnan Xiong (18-2-0) China flag ONE Women’s Strawweight 7
2nd Angela Lee (11-3-0) Canada flag ONE Women’s Atomweight 2

Most Active in UFC

Most Active MMA World Champions in UFC
Position Champion Belt Activity Average (Days Between Defences)
1st Valentina Shevchenko (23-3-0) Kyrgyzstan flag UFC Women's Flyweight 216 days
2nd Alexander Volkanovski (25-1-0) Australia flag UFC Featherweight 286 days
3rd Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 348 days
4th Julianna Pena (11-5-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 415 days
5th Amanda Nunes (22-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Women's Featherweight 747 days

Most Active in Bellator

Most Active MMA World Champions in Bellator
Position Champion Belt Activity Average (Days Between Defences)
1st Cris Cyborg (25-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 275 days
2nd Liz Carmouche (17-7-0) United States flag Bellator Women’s Flyweight 283 days
3rd Patricio Pitbull (35-5-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 290 days
4th Vadim Nemkov (15-2-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Light Heavyweight 302 days
5th Ryan Bader (30-7-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 488 days
6th Sergio Pettis (22-5-0) United States flag Bellator Bantamweight 634 days

Most Active in One Championship

Most Active MMA World Champions in One Championship
Position Champion Belt Activity Average (Days Between Defences)
1st Jingnan Xiong (18-2-0) China flag ONE Women’s Strawweight 262 days
2nd Angela Lee (11-3-0) Canada flag ONE Women’s Atomweight 1230 days

Least Active in UFC

Least Active MMA World Champions in UFC
Position Champion Belt Activity Average (Days Between Defences)
1st Amanda Nunes (22-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Women's Featherweight 747 days
2nd Julianna Pena (11-5-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 415 days
3rd Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 348 days
4th Alexander Volkanovski (25-1-0) Australia flag UFC Featherweight 286 days
5th Valentina Shevchenko (23-3-0) Kyrgyzstan flag UFC Women's Flyweight 216 days

Least Active in Bellator

Least Active MMA World Champions in Bellator
Position Champion Belt Activity Average (Days Between Defences)
1st Sergio Pettis (22-5-0) United States flag Bellator Bantamweight 634 days
2nd Ryan Bader (30-7-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 488 days
3rd Vadim Nemkov (15-2-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Light Heavyweight 302 days
4th Patricio Pitbull (35-5-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 290 days
5th Liz Carmouche (17-7-0) United States flag Bellator Women’s Flyweight 283 days
6th Cris Cyborg (25-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 275 days

Least Active in One Championship

Least Active MMA World Champions in One Championship
Position Champion Belt Activity Average (Days Between Defences)
1st Angela Lee (11-3-0) Canada flag ONE Women’s Atomweight 1230 days
2nd Jingnan Xiong (18-2-0) China flag ONE Women’s Strawweight 262 days

Longest Since Last Defence in UFC

MMA World Champions With Longest Time Since They Defended Their Belt in UFC
Position Champion Belt Time inactive
1st Amanda Nunes (22-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Women's Featherweight 695 days - (1 year & 10 months)
2nd Valentina Shevchenko (23-3-0) Kyrgyzstan flag UFC Women's Flyweight 233 days - (7 months & 19 days)
3rd Alexander Volkanovski (25-1-0) Australia flag UFC Featherweight 212 days - (6 months & 28 days)
4th Julianna Pena (11-5-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 184 days - (6 months)
5th Brandon Moreno (21-6-2) Mexico flag UFC Interim Flyweight 184 days - (6 months)
6th Leon Edwards (20-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Welterweight 163 days - (5 months & 10 days)
7th Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 101 days - (3 months & 9 days)
8th Islam Makhachev (23-1-0) Russian Federation flag UFC Lightweight 100 days - (3 months & 8 days)
9th Alex Pereira (7-1-0) Brazil flag UFC Middleweight 79 days - (2 months & 18 days)
10th Weili Zhang (23-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 79 days - (2 months & 18 days)

Longest Since Last Defence in Bellator

MMA World Champions With Longest Time Since They Defended Their Belt in Bellator
Position Champion Belt Time inactive
1st Logan Storley (14-1-0) United States flag Bellator Interim Welterweight 19387 days - (53 years)
2nd Yaroslav Amosov (26-0-0) Ukraine flag Bellator Welterweight 598 days - (1 year & 7 months)
3rd Sergio Pettis (22-5-0) United States flag Bellator Bantamweight 424 days - (1 year & 1 month)
4th Cris Cyborg (25-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 282 days - (9 months & 7 days)
5th Ryan Bader (30-7-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 269 days - (8 months & 24 days)
6th Johnny Eblen (12-0-0) United States flag Bellator Middleweight 220 days - (7 months & 6 days)
7th Patricio Pitbull (35-5-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 121 days - (3 months & 29 days)
8th Vadim Nemkov (15-2-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Light Heavyweight 73 days - (2 months & 12 days)
9th Usman Nurmagomedov (16-0-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Lightweight 73 days - (2 months & 12 days)
10th Liz Carmouche (17-7-0) United States flag Bellator Women’s Flyweight 52 days - (1 month & 21 days)

Longest Since Last Defence in One Championship

MMA World Champions With Longest Time Since They Defended Their Belt in One Championship
Position Champion Belt Time inactive
1st Reinier de Ridder (16-1-0) Netherlands flag ONE Middleweight 822 days - (2 years & 3 months)
2nd Arjan Bhullar (11-1-0) Canada flag ONE Heavyweight 625 days - (1 year & 8 months)
3rd Angela Lee (11-3-0) Canada flag ONE Women’s Atomweight 310 days - (10 months & 4 days)
4th Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Lightweight 157 days - (5 months & 4 days)
5th Kai Tang (15-2-0) China flag ONE Featherweight 157 days - (5 months & 4 days)
6th Demetrious Johnson (31-4-1) United States flag ONE Flyweight 157 days - (5 months & 4 days)
7th Jingnan Xiong (18-2-0) China flag ONE Women’s Strawweight 122 days - (4 months)
8th Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Welterweight 73 days - (2 months & 12 days)
9th Anatoly Malykhin (11-0-0) Russian Federation flag ONE Light Heavyweight 59 days - (1 month & 28 days)

Youngest Champions in UFC

Youngest MMA World Champions in UFC
Position Champion Belt Age
1st Brandon Moreno (21-6-2) Mexico flag UFC Flyweight, UFC Interim Flyweight 29 years & 1 month
2nd Islam Makhachev (23-1-0) Russian Federation flag UFC Lightweight 31 years & 4 months
3rd Leon Edwards (20-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Welterweight 31 years & 5 months
4th Jamahal Hill (12-1-0) United States flag UFC Light Heavyweight 31 years & 8 months
5th Julianna Pena (11-5-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 33 years & 5 months
6th Weili Zhang (23-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 33 years & 5 months
7th Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 33 years & 5 months
8th Alexander Volkanovski (25-1-0) Australia flag UFC Featherweight 34 years & 4 months
9th Amanda Nunes (22-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Women's Featherweight 34 years & 8 months
10th Valentina Shevchenko (23-3-0) Kyrgyzstan flag UFC Women's Flyweight 34 years & 10 months

Oldest Champions in UFC

Oldest MMA World Champions in UFC
Position Champion Belt Age
1st Alex Pereira (7-1-0) Brazil flag UFC Middleweight 35 years & 6 months
2nd Valentina Shevchenko (23-3-0) Kyrgyzstan flag UFC Women's Flyweight 34 years & 10 months
3rd Amanda Nunes (22-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Women's Featherweight 34 years & 8 months
4th Alexander Volkanovski (25-1-0) Australia flag UFC Featherweight 34 years & 4 months
5th Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 33 years & 5 months
6th Weili Zhang (23-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 33 years & 5 months
7th Julianna Pena (11-5-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 33 years & 5 months
8th Jamahal Hill (12-1-0) United States flag UFC Light Heavyweight 31 years & 8 months
9th Leon Edwards (20-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Welterweight 31 years & 5 months
10th Islam Makhachev (23-1-0) Russian Federation flag UFC Lightweight 31 years & 4 months

Most Champions by Country

Most Belts Held By Country

Most World MMA Titles Held By Country
Position Country No. of Belts Belts
1st United States United States flag 9
2nd Brazil Brazil flag 6
3rd Canada Canada flag 4
= Russian Federation Russian Federation flag 4
5th China China flag 3
6th Japan Japan flag 2
= Mexico Mexico flag 2
8th Netherlands Netherlands flag 1
= United Kingdom United Kingdom flag 1
= Ukraine Ukraine flag 1
= Australia Australia flag 1
= Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan flag 1