Heavyweight champions

Cameroon flag
Francis NGannou photo

UFC Heavyweight Champion

Francis
NGannou

17-3-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
France flag Gane (10-0-0) UD 5 22-Jan-2022
Time inactive
263 days - (8 months & 18 days)
Won against
United States flag Miocic (20-3-0) KO 2 27-Mar-2021
Time held
564 days - (1 year & 6 months)
Total defences
1
Jan 22 2022
UD 5 France flag Gane (10-0-0)
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Every 564 days - (1 year & 6 months)
United States flag
Ryan Bader photo

Bellator Heavyweight Champion

Ryan
Bader

30-7-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
France flag Kongo (31-11-2) UD 5 06-May-2022
Time inactive
159 days - (5 months & 6 days)
Won against
Russian Federation flag Emelianenko (38-5-0) KO 1 26-Jan-2019
Time held
1355 days - (3 years & 8 months)
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 452 days - (1 year & 2 months)
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Bellator Interim Heavyweight Champion

Vacant

Canada flag
Arjan Bhullar photo

ONE Heavyweight Champion

Arjan
Bhullar

11-1-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
515 days - (1 year & 4 months)
Won against
United States flag Vera (16-8-0) KO 2 15-May-2021
Time held
515 days - (1 year & 4 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Light Heavyweight champions

Placeholder fighter photo

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

Vacant

Russian Federation flag
Vadim Nemkov photo

Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion

Vadim
Nemkov

15-2-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
United States flag Anderson (16-5-0) UD 5 18-Nov-2022
Last defence
Lithuania flag Anglickas (10-1-0) SUB 4 16-Oct-2021
Time inactive
361 days - (11 months & 26 days)
Won against
Brazil flag Carvalho (16-3-0) SUB 2 12-Oct-2019
Time held
1096 days - (3 years)
Total defences
3
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 365 days - (1 year)
Myanmar flag
Aung La Nsang photo

ONE Light Heavyweight Champion

Aung La Nsang

28-13-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Netherlands flag Ridder (12-0-0) SUB 1 30-Oct-2020
Time inactive
712 days - (1 year & 11 months)
Won against
Brazil flag Machado (8-2-0) KO 1 23-Feb-2018
Time held
1692 days - (4 years & 7 months)
Total defences
4
Oct 30 2020
SUB 1 Netherlands flag Ridder (12-0-0)
Mar 31 2019
KO 2 Japan flag Hasegawa (16-3-1)
Oct 26 2018
KO 1 Lebanon flag Karaki (9-0-0)
Jun 29 2018
KO 5 Japan flag Hasegawa (16-2-1)
Activity average
Every 423 days - (1 year & 1 month)

Middleweight champions

Brazil flag
Alex Pereira photo

UFC Middleweight Champion

Alex
Pereira

7-1-0

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United States flag
Johnny Eblen photo

Bellator Middleweight Champion

Johnny
Eblen

12-0-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
110 days - (3 months & 18 days)
Won against
Netherlands flag Mousasi (49-7-2) UD 5 24-Jun-2022
Time held
110 days - (3 months & 18 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Netherlands flag
Reinier de Ridder photo

ONE Middleweight Champion

Reinier de Ridder

16-0-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
712 days - (1 year & 11 months)
Won against
Myanmar flag Nsang (26-10-0) SUB 1 30-Oct-2020
Time held
712 days - (1 year & 11 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
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
53 days - (1 month & 22 days)
Won against
Nigeria flag Usman (20-1-0) KO 5 20-Aug-2022
Time held
53 days - (1 month & 22 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
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
488 days - (1 year & 4 months)
Won against
Brazil flag Lima (32-8-0) UD 5 11-Jun-2021
Time held
488 days - (1 year & 4 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Canada flag
Christian Lee photo

ONE Welterweight Champion

Christian
Lee

17-4-0

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Lightweight champions

Russian Federation flag
Islam Makhachev photo

UFC Lightweight Champion

Islam
Makhachev

23-1-0

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Russian Federation flag
Usman Nurmagomedov photo

Bellator Lightweight Champion

Usman
Nurmagomedov

16-0-0

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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
47 days - (1 month & 16 days)
Won against
South Korea flag Ok (16-3-0) KO 2 26-Aug-2022
Time held
47 days - (1 month & 16 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Brazil flag
Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza photo

Rizin Lightweight Champion

Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza

13-1-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
United States flag Case (27-7-1) SUB 1 17-Apr-2022
Time inactive
178 days - (5 months & 25 days)
Won against
Azerbaijan flag Musayev (18-3-0) SUB 1 06-Jun-2021
Time held
493 days - (1 year & 4 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)
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Every 247 days - (8 months & 2 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
102 days - (3 months & 10 days)
Won against
United States flag Holloway (21-4-0) UD 5 14-Dec-2019
Time held
1033 days - (2 years & 9 months)
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 258 days - (8 months & 13 days)
Brazil flag
Patricio Pitbull photo

Bellator Featherweight Champion

Patricio
Pitbull

34-5-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Hungary flag Borics (18-1-0) UD 5 01-Oct-2022
Time inactive
11 days - (11 days)
Won against
United States flag McKee Jr (18-0-0) UD 5 15-Apr-2022
Time held
180 days - (5 months & 27 days)
Total defences
1
Oct 01 2022
UD 5 Hungary flag Borics (18-1-0)
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Every 180 days - (5 months & 27 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
47 days - (1 month & 16 days)
Won against
United States flag Le (13-2-0) UD 5 26-Aug-2022
Time held
47 days - (1 month & 16 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Brazil flag
Kleber Koike Erbst photo

Rizin Featherweight Champion

Kleber Koike Erbst

31-5-1

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Bantamweight champions

United States flag
Aljamain Sterling photo

UFC Bantamweight Champion

Aljamain
Sterling

22-3-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
United States flag Dillashaw (17-4-0) KO 2 22-Oct-2022
Last defence
Russian Federation flag Yan (16-2-0) SD 5 09-Apr-2022
Time inactive
186 days - (6 months & 2 days)
Won against
Russian Federation flag Yan (15-1-0) Others 4 06-Mar-2021
Time held
585 days - (1 year & 7 months)
Total defences
1
Apr 09 2022
SD 5 Russian Federation flag Yan (16-2-0)
Activity average
Every 585 days - (1 year & 7 months)
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
313 days - (10 months & 9 days)
Won against
United States flag Archuleta (25-2-0) UD 5 07-May-2021
Time held
523 days - (1 year & 5 months)
Total defences
1
Dec 03 2021
KO 4 Japan flag Horiguchi (29-3-0)
Activity average
Every 523 days - (1 year & 5 months)
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ONE Bantamweight Champion

Vacant

Japan flag
Kyoji Horiguchi photo

Rizin Bantamweight Champion

Kyoji
Horiguchi

29-5-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
650 days - (1 year & 9 months)
Won against
Japan flag Asakura (16-2-0) KO 1 31-Dec-2020
Time held
650 days - (1 year & 9 months)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Flyweight champions

Brazil flag
Deiveson Figueiredo photo

UFC Flyweight Champion

Deiveson
Figueiredo

21-2-1

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Next Scheduled Defence
Mexico flag Moreno (20-6-2) 21-Jan-2023
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
263 days - (8 months & 18 days)
Won against
Mexico flag Moreno (19-5-2) UD 5 22-Jan-2022
Time held
263 days - (8 months & 18 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A
Mexico flag
Brandon Moreno photo

UFC Interim Flyweight Champion

Brandon
Moreno

20-6-2

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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
74 days - (2 months & 13 days)
Won against
New Zealand flag France (24-9-0) KO 3 30-Jul-2022
Time held
74 days - (2 months & 13 days)
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
TBA
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
47 days - (1 month & 16 days)
Won against
Brazil flag Moraes (20-3-0) KO 4 26-Aug-2022
Time held
47 days - (1 month & 16 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
585 days - (1 year & 7 months)
Won against
Brazil flag Cyborg (20-1-0) KO 1 29-Dec-2018
Time held
1383 days - (3 years & 9 months)
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 692 days - (1 year & 10 months)
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
172 days - (5 months & 19 days)
Won against
Canada flag Budd (13-2-0) KO 4 25-Jan-2020
Time held
991 days - (2 years & 8 months)
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 248 days - (8 months & 3 days)

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
74 days - (2 months & 13 days)
Won against
Brazil flag Nunes (21-4-0) SUB 2 11-Dec-2021
Time held
305 days - (10 months & 1 day)
Total defences
1
Jul 30 2022
UD 5 Brazil flag Nunes (21-5-0)
Activity average
Every 305 days - (10 months & 1 day)

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
TBA
Last defence
Brazil flag Santos (19-1-0) SD 5 11-Jun-2022
Time inactive
123 days - (4 months)
Won against
Poland flag Jedrzejczyk (15-2-0) UD 5 08-Dec-2018
Time held
1404 days - (3 years & 10 months)
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 201 days - (6 months & 17 days)
United States flag
Liz Carmouche photo

Bellator Women’s Flyweight Champion

Liz
Carmouche

17-7-0

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Next Scheduled Defence
Brazil flag Velasquez (12-1-0) 09-Dec-2022
Last defence
Not Defended Yet
Time inactive
173 days - (5 months & 20 days)
Won against
Brazil flag Velasquez (12-0-0) KO 4 22-Apr-2022
Time held
173 days - (5 months & 20 days)
Total defences
0
Activity average
N/A

Women’s Strawweight champions

China flag
Weili Zhang photo

UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion

Weili
Zhang

23-3-0

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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
12 days - (12 days)
Won against
Teo (7-0-0) KO 4 20-Jan-2018
Time held
1726 days - (4 years & 8 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 247 days - (8 months & 2 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
200 days - (6 months & 16 days)
Won against
(Promoted From Secondary Belt)
Time held
2350 days - (6 years & 5 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 1175 days - (3 years & 2 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
178 days - (5 months & 25 days)
Won against
Japan flag Yamamoto (6-4-0) SUB 1 31-Dec-2020
Time held
650 days - (1 year & 9 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 325 days - (10 months & 21 days)

All Current MMA World Champions

MMA World Champions
Weight UFC Bellator One Championship
Heavyweight (200 lb+) Francis NGannou
(17-3-0) Cameroon flag
Ryan Bader
(30-7-0) United States flag
(Bellator Heavyweight)

Vacant
Arjan Bhullar
(11-1-0) Canada flag
Light Heavyweight (205 lb) Vacant Vadim Nemkov
(15-2-0) Russian Federation flag
Aung La Nsang
(28-13-0) Myanmar flag
Middleweight (185 lb) Alex Pereira
(7-1-0) Brazil flag
Johnny Eblen
(12-0-0) United States flag
Reinier de Ridder
(16-0-0) Netherlands flag
Welterweight (170 lb) Leon Edwards
(20-3-0) United Kingdom flag
Yaroslav Amosov
(26-0-0) Ukraine flag
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
(34-5-0) 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) Deiveson Figueiredo
(21-2-1) Brazil flag
(UFC Flyweight)

Brandon Moreno
(20-6-2) 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
34
Total Number Of Active Titles
33.1
Average Age Of A MMA World Champion
1238
days
Average Reign
1.56
Average Total Defences

Longest Reigning Champions in UFC

Longest Reigning MMA World Champions in UFC
Position Champion Belt Time held
1st Islam Makhachev (23-1-0) Russian Federation flag UFC Lightweight 19277 days - (52 years & 9 months)
2nd Valentina Shevchenko (23-3-0) Kyrgyzstan flag UFC Women's Flyweight 1404 days - (3 years & 10 months)
3rd Amanda Nunes (22-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Women's Featherweight 1383 days - (3 years & 9 months)
4th Alex Pereira (7-1-0) Brazil flag UFC Middleweight 1103 days - (3 years)
5th Alexander Volkanovski (25-1-0) Australia flag UFC Featherweight 1033 days - (2 years & 9 months)
6th Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 585 days - (1 year & 7 months)
7th Francis NGannou (17-3-0) Cameroon flag UFC Heavyweight 564 days - (1 year & 6 months)
8th Julianna Pena (11-5-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 305 days - (10 months & 1 day)
9th Deiveson Figueiredo (21-2-1) Brazil flag UFC Flyweight 263 days - (8 months & 18 days)
10th Weili Zhang (23-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 158 days - (5 months & 5 days)

Longest Reigning Champions in Bellator

Longest Reigning MMA World Champions in Bellator
Position Champion Belt Time held
1st Ryan Bader (30-7-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 1355 days - (3 years & 8 months)
2nd Vadim Nemkov (15-2-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Light Heavyweight 1096 days - (3 years)
3rd Cris Cyborg (25-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 991 days - (2 years & 8 months)
4th Sergio Pettis (22-5-0) United States flag Bellator Bantamweight 523 days - (1 year & 5 months)
5th Yaroslav Amosov (26-0-0) Ukraine flag Bellator Welterweight 488 days - (1 year & 4 months)
6th Usman Nurmagomedov (16-0-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Lightweight 341 days - (11 months & 6 days)
7th Patricio Pitbull (34-5-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 180 days - (5 months & 27 days)
8th Liz Carmouche (17-7-0) United States flag Bellator Women’s Flyweight 173 days - (5 months & 20 days)
9th Johnny Eblen (12-0-0) United States flag Bellator Middleweight 110 days - (3 months & 18 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 2350 days - (6 years & 5 months)
2nd Jingnan Xiong (18-2-0) China flag ONE Women’s Strawweight 1726 days - (4 years & 8 months)
3rd Aung La Nsang (28-13-0) Myanmar flag ONE Light Heavyweight 1692 days - (4 years & 7 months)
4th Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Welterweight 1033 days - (2 years & 9 months)
5th Reinier de Ridder (16-0-0) Netherlands flag ONE Middleweight 712 days - (1 year & 11 months)
6th Arjan Bhullar (11-1-0) Canada flag ONE Heavyweight 515 days - (1 year & 4 months)
7th Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Lightweight 47 days - (1 month & 16 days)
8th Kai Tang (15-2-0) China flag ONE Featherweight 47 days - (1 month & 16 days)
9th Demetrious Johnson (31-4-1) United States flag ONE Flyweight 47 days - (1 month & 16 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 Alex Pereira (7-1-0) Brazil flag UFC Middleweight 5
3rd Alexander Volkanovski (25-1-0) Australia flag UFC Featherweight 4
4th Amanda Nunes (22-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Women's Featherweight 2
5th Francis NGannou (17-3-0) Cameroon flag UFC Heavyweight 1
= Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 1
= 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 Cris Cyborg (25-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 4
2nd Ryan Bader (30-7-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 3
= Vadim Nemkov (15-2-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Light Heavyweight 3
4th Patricio Pitbull (34-5-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 1
= Sergio Pettis (22-5-0) 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 Aung La Nsang (28-13-0) Myanmar flag ONE Light Heavyweight 4
3rd Angela Lee (11-3-0) Canada flag ONE Women’s Atomweight 2
4th Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Welterweight 1

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 201 days
2nd Alex Pereira (7-1-0) Brazil flag UFC Middleweight 221 days
3rd Alexander Volkanovski (25-1-0) Australia flag UFC Featherweight 258 days
4th Julianna Pena (11-5-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 305 days
5th Francis NGannou (17-3-0) Cameroon flag UFC Heavyweight 564 days
6th Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 585 days
7th Amanda Nunes (22-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Women's Featherweight 692 days

Most Active in Bellator

Most Active MMA World Champions in Bellator
Position Champion Belt Activity Average (Days Between Defences)
1st Patricio Pitbull (34-5-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 180 days
2nd Cris Cyborg (25-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 248 days
3rd Vadim Nemkov (15-2-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Light Heavyweight 365 days
4th Ryan Bader (30-7-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 452 days
5th Sergio Pettis (22-5-0) United States flag Bellator Bantamweight 523 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 247 days
2nd Aung La Nsang (28-13-0) Myanmar flag ONE Light Heavyweight 423 days
3rd Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Welterweight 1033 days
4th Angela Lee (11-3-0) Canada flag ONE Women’s Atomweight 1175 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 692 days
2nd Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 585 days
3rd Francis NGannou (17-3-0) Cameroon flag UFC Heavyweight 564 days
4th Julianna Pena (11-5-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 305 days
5th Alexander Volkanovski (25-1-0) Australia flag UFC Featherweight 258 days
6th Alex Pereira (7-1-0) Brazil flag UFC Middleweight 221 days
7th Valentina Shevchenko (23-3-0) Kyrgyzstan flag UFC Women's Flyweight 201 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 523 days
2nd Ryan Bader (30-7-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 452 days
3rd Vadim Nemkov (15-2-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Light Heavyweight 365 days
4th Cris Cyborg (25-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 248 days
5th Patricio Pitbull (34-5-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 180 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 1175 days
2nd Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Welterweight 1033 days
3rd Aung La Nsang (28-13-0) Myanmar flag ONE Light Heavyweight 423 days
4th Jingnan Xiong (18-2-0) China flag ONE Women’s Strawweight 247 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 Islam Makhachev (23-1-0) Russian Federation flag UFC Lightweight 19277 days - (52 years & 9 months)
2nd Amanda Nunes (22-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Women's Featherweight 585 days - (1 year & 7 months)
3rd Francis NGannou (17-3-0) Cameroon flag UFC Heavyweight 263 days - (8 months & 18 days)
4th Deiveson Figueiredo (21-2-1) Brazil flag UFC Flyweight 263 days - (8 months & 18 days)
5th Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 186 days - (6 months & 2 days)
6th Weili Zhang (23-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 158 days - (5 months & 5 days)
7th Valentina Shevchenko (23-3-0) Kyrgyzstan flag UFC Women's Flyweight 123 days - (4 months)
8th Alex Pereira (7-1-0) Brazil flag UFC Middleweight 102 days - (3 months & 10 days)
9th Alexander Volkanovski (25-1-0) Australia flag UFC Featherweight 102 days - (3 months & 10 days)
10th Julianna Pena (11-5-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 74 days - (2 months & 13 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 Yaroslav Amosov (26-0-0) Ukraine flag Bellator Welterweight 488 days - (1 year & 4 months)
2nd Vadim Nemkov (15-2-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Light Heavyweight 361 days - (11 months & 26 days)
3rd Usman Nurmagomedov (16-0-0) Russian Federation flag Bellator Lightweight 341 days - (11 months & 6 days)
4th Sergio Pettis (22-5-0) United States flag Bellator Bantamweight 313 days - (10 months & 9 days)
5th Liz Carmouche (17-7-0) United States flag Bellator Women’s Flyweight 173 days - (5 months & 20 days)
6th Cris Cyborg (25-2-0) Brazil flag Bellator Women’s Featherweight 172 days - (5 months & 19 days)
7th Ryan Bader (30-7-0) United States flag Bellator Heavyweight 159 days - (5 months & 6 days)
8th Johnny Eblen (12-0-0) United States flag Bellator Middleweight 110 days - (3 months & 18 days)
9th Patricio Pitbull (34-5-0) Brazil flag Bellator Featherweight 11 days - (11 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 Aung La Nsang (28-13-0) Myanmar flag ONE Light Heavyweight 712 days - (1 year & 11 months)
2nd Reinier de Ridder (16-0-0) Netherlands flag ONE Middleweight 712 days - (1 year & 11 months)
3rd Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Welterweight 705 days - (1 year & 11 months)
4th Arjan Bhullar (11-1-0) Canada flag ONE Heavyweight 515 days - (1 year & 4 months)
5th Angela Lee (11-3-0) Canada flag ONE Women’s Atomweight 200 days - (6 months & 16 days)
6th Christian Lee (17-4-0) Canada flag ONE Lightweight 47 days - (1 month & 16 days)
7th Kai Tang (15-2-0) China flag ONE Featherweight 47 days - (1 month & 16 days)
8th Demetrious Johnson (31-4-1) United States flag ONE Flyweight 47 days - (1 month & 16 days)
9th Jingnan Xiong (18-2-0) China flag ONE Women’s Strawweight 12 days - (12 days)

Youngest Champions in UFC

Youngest MMA World Champions in UFC
Position Champion Belt Age
1st Brandon Moreno (20-6-2) Mexico flag UFC Interim Flyweight 28 years & 11 months
2nd Islam Makhachev (23-1-0) Russian Federation flag UFC Lightweight 31 years & 2 months
3rd Leon Edwards (20-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Welterweight 31 years & 3 months
4th Julianna Pena (11-5-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 33 years & 3 months
5th Weili Zhang (23-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 33 years & 3 months
6th Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 33 years & 3 months
7th Alexander Volkanovski (25-1-0) Australia flag UFC Featherweight 34 years & 2 months
8th Amanda Nunes (22-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Women's Featherweight 34 years & 6 months
9th Valentina Shevchenko (23-3-0) Kyrgyzstan flag UFC Women's Flyweight 34 years & 8 months
10th Deiveson Figueiredo (21-2-1) Brazil flag UFC Flyweight 34 years & 11 months

Oldest Champions in UFC

Oldest MMA World Champions in UFC
Position Champion Belt Age
1st Francis NGannou (17-3-0) Cameroon flag UFC Heavyweight 36 years & 2 months
2nd Alex Pereira (7-1-0) Brazil flag UFC Middleweight 35 years & 4 months
3rd Deiveson Figueiredo (21-2-1) Brazil flag UFC Flyweight 34 years & 11 months
4th Valentina Shevchenko (23-3-0) Kyrgyzstan flag UFC Women's Flyweight 34 years & 8 months
5th Amanda Nunes (22-5-0) Brazil flag UFC Women's Featherweight 34 years & 6 months
6th Alexander Volkanovski (25-1-0) Australia flag UFC Featherweight 34 years & 2 months
7th Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0) United States flag UFC Bantamweight 33 years & 3 months
8th Weili Zhang (23-3-0) China flag UFC Women's Strawweight 33 years & 3 months
9th Julianna Pena (11-5-0) United States flag UFC Women's Bantamweight 33 years & 3 months
10th Leon Edwards (20-3-0) United Kingdom flag UFC Welterweight 31 years & 3 months

Most Champions by Country

Countries With Most MMA Champions
Position Country No. of Champions Champion's Names
1st United States United States flag 7
= Brazil Brazil flag 7
3rd Canada Canada flag 3
= Russian Federation Russian Federation flag 3
= China China flag 3
6th Japan Japan flag 2
7th Cameroon Cameroon flag 1
= Myanmar Myanmar flag 1
= Netherlands Netherlands flag 1
= United Kingdom United Kingdom flag 1
= Ukraine Ukraine flag 1
= Australia Australia flag 1
= Mexico Mexico flag 1
= Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan flag 1

Most Belts Held By Country

Most World MMA Titles Held By Country
Position Country No. of Belts Belts
1st United States United States flag 7
= Brazil Brazil flag 7
3rd Canada Canada flag 4
4th Russian Federation Russian Federation flag 3
= China China flag 3
6th Japan Japan flag 2
7th Cameroon Cameroon flag 1
= Myanmar Myanmar flag 1
= Netherlands Netherlands flag 1
= United Kingdom United Kingdom flag 1
= Ukraine Ukraine flag 1
= Australia Australia flag 1
= Mexico Mexico flag 1
= Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan flag 1