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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:

Fighter Weight Class Weight Country
Vacant Heavyweight 265 lb (120 kg)
Ryan Bader Light Heavyweight 205 lb (93 kg) USA
Rafael Carvalho Middleweight 185 lb (84 kg) BRA
Douglas Lima Welterweight 170 lb (77 kg) BRA
Brent Primus Lightweight 155 lb (70 kg) USA
Patrício Freire Featherweight 145 lb (66 kg) BRA
Darrion Caldwell Bantamweight 135 lb (61 kg) USA