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.
  • 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
Ryan BaderHeavyweight265 lb (120 kg)USA
Ryan BaderLight Heavyweight205 lb (93 kg)USA
Rafael Lovato Jr.Middleweight185 lb (84 kg)USA
Douglas LimaWelterweight170 lb (77 kg)BRA
Patrício FreireLightweight155 lb (70 kg)BRA
Patrício FreireFeatherweight145 lb (66 kg)BRA
Kyoji HoriguchiBantamweight135 lb (61 kg)JPN


Julia BuddWomen’s Featherweight145 lb (66 kg)CAN
Ilima-Lei MacfarlaneWomen’s Flyweight125 lb (57 kg)USA
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