Heavyweight champions

United States flag
Jon Jones photo

UFC Heavyweight Champion

Jon
Jones

27-1-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
507 days - (1 year & 4 months)
Won against
France flag Gane (11-1-0) SUB 1 04-Mar-2023
Time held
507 days - (1 year & 4 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
United Kingdom flag
Tom Aspinall photo

UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion

Tom
Aspinall

14-3-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
United States flag Blaydes (18-4-0) 27-Jul-2024
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
255 days - (8 months & 12 days)
Won against
Russian Federation flag Pavlovich (18-1-0) KO 1 11-Nov-2023
Time held
255 days - (8 months & 12 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
United States flag
Ryan Bader photo

Bellator Heavyweight Champion

Ryan
Bader

31-8-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Russian Federation flag Emelianenko (40-6-0) KO 1 04-Feb-2023
Time inactive
535 days - (1 year & 5 months)
Won against
Russian Federation flag Emelianenko (38-5-0) KO 1 26-Jan-2019
Time held
2005 days - (5 years & 5 months)
Total defences
4
Feb 04 2023
KO 1 Russian Federation flag Emelianenko (40-6-0)
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 501 days - (1 year & 4 months)
Russian Federation flag
Anatoly Malykhin photo

ONE Heavyweight Champion

Anatoly
Malykhin

14-0-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
Senegal flag Kane (6-1-0) 08-Nov-2024
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
396 days - (1 year & 1 month)
Won against
Canada flag Bhullar (11-1-0) KO 3 23-Jun-2023
Time held
396 days - (1 year & 1 month)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Light Heavyweight champions

Brazil flag
Alex Pereira photo

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

Alex
Pereira

11-2-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Czech Republic flag Prochazka (30-4-1) KO 2 29-Jun-2024
Time inactive
24 days - (24 days)
Won against
Czech Republic flag Prochazka (29-3-1) KO 2 11-Nov-2023
Time held
255 days - (8 months & 12 days)
Total defences
2
Jun 29 2024
KO 2 Czech Republic flag Prochazka (30-4-1)
Apr 13 2024
KO 1 United States flag Hill (12-1-0)
Activity average
Every 128 days - (4 months & 6 days)
United States flag
Corey Anderson photo

Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion

Corey
Anderson

18-6-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
123 days - (4 months & 1 day)
Won against
Ireland flag Moore (12-2-0) UD 5 22-Mar-2024
Time held
123 days - (4 months & 1 day)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Russian Federation flag
Anatoly Malykhin photo

ONE Light Heavyweight Champion

Anatoly
Malykhin

14-0-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Netherlands flag Ridder (16-1-0) KO 3 01-Mar-2024
Time inactive
144 days - (4 months & 22 days)
Won against
Netherlands flag Ridder (16-0-0) KO 1 02-Dec-2022
Time held
599 days - (1 year & 7 months)
Total defences
1
Mar 01 2024
KO 3 Netherlands flag Ridder (16-1-0)
Activity average
Every 599 days - (1 year & 7 months)

Middleweight champions

South Africa flag
Dricus Du Plessis photo

UFC Middleweight Champion

Dricus Du Plessis

21-2-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
Nigeria flag Adesanya (24-3-0) 17-Aug-2024
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
185 days - (6 months & 3 days)
Won against
United States flag Strickland (28-5-0) SD 5 20-Jan-2024
Time held
185 days - (6 months & 3 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
United States flag
Johnny Eblen photo

Bellator Middleweight Champion

Johnny
Eblen

15-0-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
United Kingdom flag Edwards (13-3-0) 14-Sep-2024
Last defence
United Kingdom flag Edwards (12-2-0) KO 3 23-Sep-2023
Time inactive
304 days - (10 months)
Won against
Netherlands flag Mousasi (49-7-2) UD 5 24-Jun-2022
Time held
760 days - (2 years)
Total defences
2
Sep 23 2023
KO 3 United Kingdom flag Edwards (12-2-0)
Feb 04 2023
UD 5 Russian Federation flag Tokov (31-2-0)
Activity average
Every 380 days - (1 year & 14 days)
Netherlands flag
Reinier de Ridder photo

ONE Middleweight Champion

Reinier de Ridder

16-2-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
1362 days - (3 years & 8 months)
Won against
Myanmar flag Nsang (26-10-0) SUB 1 30-Oct-2020
Time held
1362 days - (3 years & 8 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Welterweight champions

United Kingdom flag
Leon Edwards photo

UFC Welterweight Champion

Leon
Edwards

22-3-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
United States flag Muhammad (23-3-0) 27-Jul-2024
Last defence
United States flag Covington (17-3-0) UD 5 16-Dec-2023
Time inactive
220 days - (7 months & 7 days)
Won against
Nigeria flag Usman (20-1-0) KO 5 20-Aug-2022
Time held
703 days - (1 year & 11 months)
Total defences
2
Dec 16 2023
UD 5 United States flag Covington (17-3-0)
Mar 18 2023
MD 5 Nigeria flag Usman (20-2-0)
Activity average
Every 352 days - (11 months & 17 days)
Russian Federation flag
Ramazan Kuramagomedov photo

Bellator Welterweight Champion

Ramazan
Kuramagomedov

13-0-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
31 days - (1 month & 1 day)
Won against
Jamaica flag Jackson (18-4-0) UD 5 22-Jun-2024
Time held
31 days - (1 month & 1 day)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Canada flag
Christian Lee photo

ONE Welterweight Champion

Christian
Lee

17-4-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
613 days - (1 year & 8 months)
Won against
Kyrgyzstan flag Abbasov (23-5-0) KO 4 18-Nov-2022
Time held
613 days - (1 year & 8 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Lightweight champions

Russian Federation flag
Islam Makhachev photo

UFC Lightweight Champion

Islam
Makhachev

26-1-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
United States flag Poirier (30-8-0) SUB 5 01-Jun-2024
Time inactive
52 days - (1 month & 22 days)
Won against
Brazil flag Oliveira (33-8-0) SUB 2 22-Oct-2022
Time held
640 days - (1 year & 9 months)
Total defences
3
Jun 01 2024
SUB 5 United States flag Poirier (30-8-0)
Oct 21 2023
KO 1 Australia flag Volkanovski (26-2-0)
Feb 11 2023
UD 5 Australia flag Volkanovski (25-1-0)
Activity average
Every 213 days - (7 months)
Russian Federation flag
Usman Nurmagomedov photo

Bellator Lightweight Champion

Usman
Nurmagomedov

18-0-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
Russian Federation flag Shabliy (24-3-0) 07-Sep-2024
Last defence
United States flag Primus (12-3-0) UD 5 07-Oct-2023
Time inactive
290 days - (9 months & 16 days)
Won against
Brazil flag Pitbull (24-10-0) UD 5 18-Nov-2022
Time held
613 days - (1 year & 8 months)
Total defences
2
Oct 07 2023
UD 5 United States flag Primus (12-3-0)
Mar 10 2023
SUB 1 United States flag Henderson (30-11-0)
Activity average
Every 307 days - (10 months & 3 days)
Canada flag
Christian Lee photo

ONE Lightweight Champion

Christian
Lee

17-4-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
697 days - (1 year & 10 months)
Won against
South Korea flag Ok (16-3-0) KO 2 26-Aug-2022
Time held
697 days - (1 year & 10 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Brazil flag
Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza photo

Rizin Lightweight Champion

Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza

16-3-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
United States flag Case (27-7-1) SUB 1 17-Apr-2022
Time inactive
828 days - (2 years & 3 months)
Won against
Azerbaijan flag Musayev (19-3-0) SUB 1 13-Jun-2021
Time held
1136 days - (3 years & 1 month)
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 568 days - (1 year & 6 months)

Featherweight champions

Germany flag
Ilia Topuria photo

UFC Featherweight Champion

Ilia
Topuria

15-0-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
157 days - (5 months & 6 days)
Won against
Australia flag Volkanovski (26-3-0) KO 2 17-Feb-2024
Time held
157 days - (5 months & 6 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Brazil flag
Patricio Pitbull photo

Bellator Featherweight Champion

Patricio
Pitbull

35-6-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Canada flag Kennedy (19-3-0) KO 3 22-Mar-2024
Time inactive
123 days - (4 months & 1 day)
Won against
United States flag McKee Jr (18-0-0) UD 5 15-Apr-2022
Time held
830 days - (2 years & 3 months)
Total defences
2
Mar 22 2024
KO 3 Canada flag Kennedy (19-3-0)
Oct 01 2022
UD 5 Hungary flag Borics (18-1-0)
Activity average
Every 415 days - (1 year & 1 month)
China flag
Kai Tang photo

ONE Featherweight Champion

Kai
Tang

18-2-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
United States flag Le (14-3-0) KO 3 01-Mar-2024
Time inactive
144 days - (4 months & 22 days)
Won against
United States flag Le (13-2-0) UD 5 26-Aug-2022
Time held
697 days - (1 year & 10 months)
Total defences
1
Mar 01 2024
KO 3 United States flag Le (14-3-0)
Activity average
Every 697 days - (1 year & 10 months)
Japan flag
Chihiro Suzuki photo

Rizin Featherweight Champion

Chihiro
Suzuki

13-3-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Japan flag Kanehara (29-12-5) KO 1 29-Apr-2024
Time inactive
85 days - (2 months & 24 days)
Won against
()
Time held
19927 days - (54 years & 6 months)
Total defences
1
Apr 29 2024
KO 1 Japan flag Kanehara (29-12-5)
Activity average
Every 19927 days - (54 years & 6 months)

Bantamweight champions

United States flag
Sean O’Malley photo

UFC Bantamweight Champion

Sean
O’Malley

18-1-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Ecuador flag Vera (23-8-1) UD 5 09-Mar-2024
Time inactive
136 days - (4 months & 14 days)
Won against
United States flag Sterling (23-3-0) KO 2 19-Aug-2023
Time held
339 days - (11 months & 4 days)
Total defences
1
Mar 09 2024
UD 5 Ecuador flag Vera (23-8-1)
Activity average
Every 339 days - (11 months & 4 days)
United States flag
Patchy Mix photo

Bellator Bantamweight Champion

Patchy
Mix

20-1-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Russian Federation flag Magomedov (20-3-0) SD 5 17-May-2024
Time inactive
67 days - (2 months & 6 days)
Won against
United States flag Pettis (23-5-0) KO 2 17-Nov-2023
Time held
249 days - (8 months & 6 days)
Total defences
1
May 17 2024
SD 5 Russian Federation flag Magomedov (20-3-0)
Activity average
Every 249 days - (8 months & 6 days)
Brazil flag
Fabricio de Andrade photo

ONE Bantamweight Champion

Fabricio de Andrade

9-2-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
529 days - (1 year & 5 months)
Won against
Brazil flag Lineker (35-9-0) KO 4 10-Feb-2023
Time held
529 days - (1 year & 5 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Flyweight champions

Brazil flag
Alexandre Pantoja photo

UFC Flyweight Champion

Alexandre
Pantoja

28-5-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Australia flag Erceg (12-1-0) UD 5 04-May-2024
Time inactive
80 days - (2 months & 19 days)
Won against
Mexico flag Moreno (21-6-2) SD 5 08-Jul-2023
Time held
381 days - (1 year & 15 days)
Total defences
2
May 04 2024
UD 5 Australia flag Erceg (12-1-0)
Dec 16 2023
UD 5 United States flag Royval (15-6-0)
Activity average
Every 191 days - (6 months & 9 days)
United States flag
Demetrious Johnson photo

ONE Flyweight Champion

Demetrious
Johnson

25-4-1

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Brazil flag Moraes (20-4-0) UD 5 05-May-2023
Time inactive
445 days - (1 year & 2 months)
Won against
Brazil flag Moraes (20-3-0) KO 4 26-Aug-2022
Time held
697 days - (1 year & 10 months)
Total defences
1
May 05 2023
UD 5 Brazil flag Moraes (20-4-0)
Activity average
Every 697 days - (1 year & 10 months)
Japan flag
Kyoji Horiguchi photo

Rizin Flyweight Champion

Kyoji
Horiguchi

32-5-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
205 days - (6 months & 23 days)
Won against
Japan flag Takahashi (16-1-1) SUB 2 31-Dec-2023
Time held
205 days - (6 months & 23 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Women’s Featherweight champions

Brazil flag
Cris Cyborg photo

Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion

Cris
Cyborg

27-2-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
United States flag Zingano (14-4-0) KO 1 07-Oct-2023
Time inactive
290 days - (9 months & 16 days)
Won against
Canada flag Budd (13-2-0) KO 4 25-Jan-2020
Time held
1641 days - (4 years & 5 months)
Total defences
5
Oct 07 2023
KO 1 United States flag Zingano (14-4-0)
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 328 days - (10 months & 24 days)

Women’s Bantamweight champions

United States flag
Raquel Pennington photo

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion

Raquel
Pennington

16-8-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Brazil flag Silva (10-2-1) UD 5 20-Jan-2024
Time inactive
185 days - (6 months & 3 days)
Won against
()
Time held
19927 days - (54 years & 6 months)
Total defences
1
Jan 20 2024
UD 5 Brazil flag Silva (10-2-1)
Activity average
Every 19927 days - (54 years & 6 months)

Women’s Flyweight champions

Mexico flag
Alexa Grasso photo

UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion

Alexa
Grasso

16-3-1

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
507 days - (1 year & 4 months)
Won against
Kyrgyzstan flag Shevchenko (23-3-0) SUB 4 04-Mar-2023
Time held
507 days - (1 year & 4 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
United States flag
Liz Carmouche photo

Bellator Women’s Flyweight Champion

Liz
Carmouche

22-7-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
United States flag Macfarlane (13-2-0) KO 5 07-Oct-2023
Time inactive
290 days - (9 months & 16 days)
Won against
Brazil flag Velasquez (12-0-0) KO 4 22-Apr-2022
Time held
823 days - (2 years & 3 months)
Total defences
3
Oct 07 2023
KO 5 United States flag Macfarlane (13-2-0)
Apr 21 2023
SUB 4 United States flag Bennett (13-7-1)
Dec 09 2022
SUB 2 Brazil flag Velasquez (12-1-0)
Activity average
Every 274 days - (9 months)

Women’s Strawweight champions

China flag
Weili Zhang photo

UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion

Weili
Zhang

24-3-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
China flag Yan (18-3-0) UD 5 13-Apr-2024
Time inactive
101 days - (3 months & 10 days)
Won against
United States flag Esparza (19-6-0) SUB 2 12-Nov-2022
Time held
619 days - (1 year & 8 months)
Total defences
2
Apr 13 2024
UD 5 China flag Yan (18-3-0)
Aug 19 2023
UD 5 Brazil flag Lemos (13-2-1)
Activity average
Every 310 days - (10 months & 6 days)
China flag
Jingnan Xiong photo

ONE Women’s Strawweight Champion

Jingnan
Xiong

18-2-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
Thailand flag Fairtex (11-2-0) 06-Sep-2024
Last defence
Canada flag Lee (11-2-0) UD 5 30-Sep-2022
Time inactive
662 days - (1 year & 9 months)
Won against
Teo (7-0-0) KO 4 20-Jan-2018
Time held
2376 days - (6 years & 6 months)
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 339 days - (11 months & 4 days)

Women’s Atomweight champions

Thailand flag
Stamp Fairtex photo

ONE Women’s Atomweight Champion

Stamp
Fairtex

11-2-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
326 days - (10 months & 22 days)
Won against
South Korea flag Ham (26-8-0) KO 3 01-Sep-2023
Time held
326 days - (10 months & 22 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Japan flag
Ayaka Hamasaki photo

Rizin Women’s Super Atomweight Champion

Ayaka
Hamasaki

24-5-0

Stats icon
Expand Collapse
Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Japan flag Izawa (5-0-0) UD 3 17-Apr-2022
Time inactive
828 days - (2 years & 3 months)
Won against
Japan flag Yamamoto (6-4-0) SUB 1 31-Dec-2020
Time held
1300 days - (3 years & 6 months)
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 650 days - (1 year & 9 months)

All Current MMA World Champions

MMA World Champions
Weight UFC Bellator One Championship
Heavyweight (200 lb+) Jon Jones
(27-1-0) United States flag
(UFC Heavyweight)

Tom Aspinall
(14-3-0) United Kingdom flag
(UFC Interim Heavyweight)
Ryan Bader
(31-8-0) United States flag
Anatoly Malykhin
(14-0-0) Russian Federation flag
Light Heavyweight (205 lb) Alex Pereira
(11-2-0) Brazil flag
Corey Anderson
(18-6-0) United States flag
Anatoly Malykhin
(14-0-0) Russian Federation flag
Middleweight (185 lb) Dricus Du Plessis
(21-2-0) South Africa flag
Johnny Eblen
(15-0-0) United States flag
Reinier de Ridder
(16-2-0) Netherlands flag
Welterweight (170 lb) Leon Edwards
(22-3-0) United Kingdom flag
Ramazan Kuramagomedov
(13-0-0) Russian Federation flag
Christian Lee
(17-4-0) Canada flag
Lightweight (155 lb) Islam Makhachev
(26-1-0) Russian Federation flag
Usman Nurmagomedov
(18-0-0) Russian Federation flag
Christian Lee
(17-4-0) Canada flag
Featherweight (145 lb) Ilia Topuria
(15-0-0) Germany flag
Patricio Pitbull
(35-6-0) Brazil flag
Kai Tang
(18-2-0) China flag
Bantamweight (135 lb) Sean O’Malley
(18-1-0) United States flag
Patchy Mix
(20-1-0) United States flag
Fabricio de Andrade
(9-2-0) Brazil flag
Flyweight (125 lb) Alexandre Pantoja
(28-5-0) Brazil flag
- Demetrious Johnson
(25-4-1) United States flag
Women’s Featherweight (145 lb) - Cris Cyborg
(27-2-0) Brazil flag
-
Women’s Bantamweight (135 lb) Raquel Pennington
(16-8-0) United States flag
- -
Women’s Flyweight (125 lb) Alexa Grasso
(16-3-1) Mexico flag
Liz Carmouche
(22-7-0) United States flag
-
Women’s Strawweight (115 lb) Weili Zhang
(24-3-0) China flag
- Jingnan Xiong
(18-2-0) China flag
Women’s Atomweight (105 lb) - - Stamp Fairtex
(11-2-0) Thailand flag

Champion Stats & Records

33
Total Number of Recognised Champions
35
Total Number Of Active Titles
33.2
Average Age Of A MMA World Champion
1783
days
Average Reign
1.34
Average Total Defences

Longest Reigning Champions in UFC

Longest Reigning MMA World Champions in UFC
Position Champion Belt Time held
1st Raquel Pennington (16-8-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 19927 days - (54 years & 6 months)
2nd Leon Edwards (22-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Welterweight 703 days - (1 year & 11 months)
3rd Islam Makhachev (26-1-0) Russian Federation flag UFC Lightweight 640 days - (1 year & 9 months)
4th Weili Zhang (24-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 619 days - (1 year & 8 months)
5th Alexa Grasso (16-3-1) Mexico flag UFC Women's Flyweight 507 days - (1 year & 4 months)
6th Jon Jones (27-1-0) United States flag UFC Heavyweight 507 days - (1 year & 4 months)
7th Alexandre Pantoja (28-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Flyweight 381 days - (1 year & 15 days)
8th Sean O’Malley (18-1-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 339 days - (11 months & 4 days)
9th Tom Aspinall (14-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Interim Heavyweight 255 days - (8 months & 12 days)
10th Alex Pereira (11-2-0) Brazil flag UFC Light Heavyweight 255 days - (8 months & 12 days)

Longest Reigning Champions in Bellator

Longest Reigning MMA World Champions in Bellator
Position Champion Belt Time held
1st Ryan Bader (31-8-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 2005 days - (5 years & 5 months)
2nd Cris Cyborg (27-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 1641 days - (4 years & 5 months)
3rd Patricio Pitbull (35-6-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 830 days - (2 years & 3 months)
4th Liz Carmouche (22-7-0) United States flag Bellator Women’s Flyweight 823 days - (2 years & 3 months)
5th Johnny Eblen (15-0-0) United States flag Bellator Middleweight 760 days - (2 years)
6th Usman Nurmagomedov (18-0-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Lightweight 613 days - (1 year & 8 months)
7th Patchy Mix (20-1-0) United States flag Bellator Bantamweight 249 days - (8 months & 6 days)
8th Corey Anderson (18-6-0) United States flag Bellator Light Heavyweight 123 days - (4 months & 1 day)
9th Ramazan Kuramagomedov (13-0-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Welterweight 31 days - (1 month & 1 day)

Longest Reigning Champions in One Championship

Longest Reigning MMA World Champions in One Championship
Position Champion Belt Time held
1st Jingnan Xiong (18-2-0) China flag ONE Women’s Strawweight 2376 days - (6 years & 6 months)
2nd Reinier de Ridder (16-2-0) Netherlands flag ONE Middleweight 1362 days - (3 years & 8 months)
3rd Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Lightweight 697 days - (1 year & 10 months)
4th Kai Tang (18-2-0) China flag ONE Featherweight 697 days - (1 year & 10 months)
5th Demetrious Johnson (25-4-1) United States flag ONE Flyweight 697 days - (1 year & 10 months)
6th Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Welterweight 613 days - (1 year & 8 months)
7th Anatoly Malykhin (14-0-0) Russian Federation flag ONE Light Heavyweight 599 days - (1 year & 7 months)
8th Fabricio de Andrade (9-2-0) Brazil flag ONE Bantamweight 529 days - (1 year & 5 months)
9th Anatoly Malykhin (14-0-0) Russian Federation flag ONE Heavyweight 396 days - (1 year & 1 month)
10th Stamp Fairtex (11-2-0) Thailand flag ONE Women’s Atomweight 326 days - (10 months & 22 days)

Most Defences in UFC

MMA World Champions With Most Defences in UFC
Position Champion Belt Total Defences
1st Islam Makhachev (26-1-0) Russian Federation flag UFC Lightweight 3
2nd Alex Pereira (11-2-0) Brazil flag UFC Light Heavyweight 2
= Leon Edwards (22-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Welterweight 2
= Alexandre Pantoja (28-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Flyweight 2
= Weili Zhang (24-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 2
6th Sean O’Malley (18-1-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 1
= Raquel Pennington (16-8-0) 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 Cris Cyborg (27-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 5
2nd Ryan Bader (31-8-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 4
3rd Liz Carmouche (22-7-0) United States flag Bellator Women’s Flyweight 3
4th Johnny Eblen (15-0-0) United States flag Bellator Middleweight 2
= Usman Nurmagomedov (18-0-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Lightweight 2
= Patricio Pitbull (35-6-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 2
7th Patchy Mix (20-1-0) United States flag Bellator Bantamweight 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 Anatoly Malykhin (14-0-0) Russian Federation flag ONE Light Heavyweight 1
= Kai Tang (18-2-0) China flag ONE Featherweight 1
= Demetrious Johnson (25-4-1) United States flag ONE Flyweight 1

Most Active in UFC

Most Active MMA World Champions in UFC
Position Champion Belt Activity Average (Days Between Defences)
1st Alex Pereira (11-2-0) Brazil flag UFC Light Heavyweight 128 days
2nd Alexandre Pantoja (28-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Flyweight 191 days
3rd Islam Makhachev (26-1-0) Russian Federation flag UFC Lightweight 213 days
4th Weili Zhang (24-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 310 days
5th Sean O’Malley (18-1-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 339 days
6th Leon Edwards (22-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Welterweight 352 days
7th Raquel Pennington (16-8-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 19927 days

Most Active in Bellator

Most Active MMA World Champions in Bellator
Position Champion Belt Activity Average (Days Between Defences)
1st Patchy Mix (20-1-0) United States flag Bellator Bantamweight 249 days
2nd Liz Carmouche (22-7-0) United States flag Bellator Women’s Flyweight 274 days
3rd Usman Nurmagomedov (18-0-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Lightweight 307 days
4th Cris Cyborg (27-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 328 days
5th Johnny Eblen (15-0-0) United States flag Bellator Middleweight 380 days
6th Patricio Pitbull (35-6-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 415 days
7th Ryan Bader (31-8-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 501 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 339 days
2nd Anatoly Malykhin (14-0-0) Russian Federation flag ONE Light Heavyweight 599 days
3rd Kai Tang (18-2-0) China flag ONE Featherweight 697 days
4th Demetrious Johnson (25-4-1) United States flag ONE Flyweight 697 days

Least Active in UFC

Least Active MMA World Champions in UFC
Position Champion Belt Activity Average (Days Between Defences)
1st Raquel Pennington (16-8-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 19927 days
2nd Leon Edwards (22-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Welterweight 352 days
3rd Sean O’Malley (18-1-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 339 days
4th Weili Zhang (24-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 310 days
5th Islam Makhachev (26-1-0) Russian Federation flag UFC Lightweight 213 days
6th Alexandre Pantoja (28-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Flyweight 191 days
7th Alex Pereira (11-2-0) Brazil flag UFC Light Heavyweight 128 days

Least Active in Bellator

Least Active MMA World Champions in Bellator
Position Champion Belt Activity Average (Days Between Defences)
1st Ryan Bader (31-8-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 501 days
2nd Patricio Pitbull (35-6-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 415 days
3rd Johnny Eblen (15-0-0) United States flag Bellator Middleweight 380 days
4th Cris Cyborg (27-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 328 days
5th Usman Nurmagomedov (18-0-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Lightweight 307 days
6th Liz Carmouche (22-7-0) United States flag Bellator Women’s Flyweight 274 days
7th Patchy Mix (20-1-0) United States flag Bellator Bantamweight 249 days

Least Active in One Championship

Least Active MMA World Champions in One Championship
Position Champion Belt Activity Average (Days Between Defences)
1st Kai Tang (18-2-0) China flag ONE Featherweight 697 days
2nd Demetrious Johnson (25-4-1) United States flag ONE Flyweight 697 days
3rd Anatoly Malykhin (14-0-0) Russian Federation flag ONE Light Heavyweight 599 days
4th Jingnan Xiong (18-2-0) China flag ONE Women’s Strawweight 339 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 Alexa Grasso (16-3-1) Mexico flag UFC Women's Flyweight 507 days - (1 year & 4 months)
2nd Jon Jones (27-1-0) United States flag UFC Heavyweight 507 days - (1 year & 4 months)
3rd Tom Aspinall (14-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Interim Heavyweight 255 days - (8 months & 12 days)
4th Leon Edwards (22-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Welterweight 220 days - (7 months & 7 days)
5th Raquel Pennington (16-8-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 185 days - (6 months & 3 days)
6th Dricus Du Plessis (21-2-0) South Africa flag UFC Middleweight 185 days - (6 months & 3 days)
7th Ilia Topuria (15-0-0) Germany flag UFC Featherweight 157 days - (5 months & 6 days)
8th Sean O’Malley (18-1-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 136 days - (4 months & 14 days)
9th Weili Zhang (24-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 101 days - (3 months & 10 days)
10th Alexandre Pantoja (28-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Flyweight 80 days - (2 months & 19 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 Ryan Bader (31-8-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 535 days - (1 year & 5 months)
2nd Johnny Eblen (15-0-0) United States flag Bellator Middleweight 304 days - (10 months)
3rd Usman Nurmagomedov (18-0-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Lightweight 290 days - (9 months & 16 days)
4th Cris Cyborg (27-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 290 days - (9 months & 16 days)
5th Liz Carmouche (22-7-0) United States flag Bellator Women’s Flyweight 290 days - (9 months & 16 days)
6th Corey Anderson (18-6-0) United States flag Bellator Light Heavyweight 123 days - (4 months & 1 day)
7th Patricio Pitbull (35-6-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 123 days - (4 months & 1 day)
8th Patchy Mix (20-1-0) United States flag Bellator Bantamweight 67 days - (2 months & 6 days)
9th Ramazan Kuramagomedov (13-0-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Welterweight 31 days - (1 month & 1 day)

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 (16-2-0) Netherlands flag ONE Middleweight 1362 days - (3 years & 8 months)
2nd Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Lightweight 697 days - (1 year & 10 months)
3rd Jingnan Xiong (18-2-0) China flag ONE Women’s Strawweight 662 days - (1 year & 9 months)
4th Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Welterweight 613 days - (1 year & 8 months)
5th Fabricio de Andrade (9-2-0) Brazil flag ONE Bantamweight 529 days - (1 year & 5 months)
6th Demetrious Johnson (25-4-1) United States flag ONE Flyweight 445 days - (1 year & 2 months)
7th Anatoly Malykhin (14-0-0) Russian Federation flag ONE Heavyweight 396 days - (1 year & 1 month)
8th Stamp Fairtex (11-2-0) Thailand flag ONE Women’s Atomweight 326 days - (10 months & 22 days)
9th Anatoly Malykhin (14-0-0) Russian Federation flag ONE Light Heavyweight 144 days - (4 months & 22 days)
10th Kai Tang (18-2-0) China flag ONE Featherweight 144 days - (4 months & 22 days)

Youngest Champions in UFC

Youngest MMA World Champions in UFC
Position Champion Belt Age
1st Ilia Topuria (15-0-0) Germany flag UFC Featherweight 27 years & 6 months
2nd Sean O’Malley (18-1-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 29 years & 8 months
3rd Dricus Du Plessis (21-2-0) South Africa flag UFC Middleweight 30 years & 6 months
4th Alexa Grasso (16-3-1) Mexico flag UFC Women's Flyweight 30 years & 11 months
5th Tom Aspinall (14-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Interim Heavyweight 31 years & 3 months
6th Islam Makhachev (26-1-0) Russian Federation flag UFC Lightweight 32 years & 9 months
7th Leon Edwards (22-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Welterweight 32 years & 10 months
8th Alexandre Pantoja (28-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Flyweight 34 years & 3 months
9th Weili Zhang (24-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 34 years & 11 months
10th Raquel Pennington (16-8-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 35 years & 10 months

Oldest Champions in UFC

Oldest MMA World Champions in UFC
Position Champion Belt Age
1st Alex Pereira (11-2-0) Brazil flag UFC Light Heavyweight 37 years
2nd Jon Jones (27-1-0) United States flag UFC Heavyweight 37 years
3rd Raquel Pennington (16-8-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 35 years & 10 months
4th Weili Zhang (24-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 34 years & 11 months
5th Alexandre Pantoja (28-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Flyweight 34 years & 3 months
6th Leon Edwards (22-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Welterweight 32 years & 10 months
7th Islam Makhachev (26-1-0) Russian Federation flag UFC Lightweight 32 years & 9 months
8th Tom Aspinall (14-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Interim Heavyweight 31 years & 3 months
9th Alexa Grasso (16-3-1) Mexico flag UFC Women's Flyweight 30 years & 11 months
10th Dricus Du Plessis (21-2-0) South Africa flag UFC Middleweight 30 years & 6 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 Russian Federation Russian Federation flag 5
4th China China flag 3
= Japan Japan flag 3
6th United Kingdom United Kingdom flag 2
= Canada Canada flag 2
8th South Africa South Africa flag 1
= Netherlands Netherlands flag 1
= Germany Germany flag 1
= Mexico Mexico flag 1
= Thailand Thailand flag 1