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Bellator Fighting Champions


See a complete list of Bellator Fighting Champions in each weight division. Bellator includes weight classes from bantamweight (135 pounds) through heavyweight (265 pounds).

Fast Facts:

  • Bellator was founded in 2008 by Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. As of
  • The Bellator motto is “Where Title Shots Are Earned, Not Given.”
  • The word “Bellator” means “warrior” in Latin.
  • Middleweight champion Brandon Halsey had his title stripped for not making weight at Bellator 137.

Bellator Fighting Champions:

FighterWeight ClassWeightCountry
VacantHeavyweight265 lb (120 kg)
Ryan BaderLight Heavyweight205 lb (93 kg)USA
Rafael CarvalhoMiddleweight185 lb (84 kg)BRA
Douglas LimaWelterweight170 lb (77 kg)BRA
Brent PrimusLightweight155 lb (70 kg)USA
Patrício FreireFeatherweight145 lb (66 kg)BRA
Darrion CaldwellBantamweight135 lb (61 kg)USA