Bellator Fighting Champions – Title holders for each weight division

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

Check out the MMA fight schedule which lists upcoming fights.

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 ClassWeightChamp sinceTitle defenses
Ryan Bader (USA)Heavyweight265 lb (120 kg)January 26, 20192
VacantLight Heavyweight205 lb (93 kg)
Johnny Eblen (USA)Middleweight185 lb (84 kg)June 22, 20222
Jason Jackson(JAM)Welterweight170 lb (77 kg)November 17, 20230
Usman Nurmagomedov (RUS)Lightweight155 lb (70 kg)November 18, 20222
Patrício Pitbull(BRA)Featherweight145 lb (66 kg)April 15, 20221
Patchy Mix (USA)Bantamweight135 lb (61 kg)November 17, 20230
VacantBantamweight135 lb (61 kg)


FighterWeight ClassWeightChamp sinceTitle defenses
Cris Cyborg (BRA)Featherweight145 lb (66 kg)January 25, 20205
Liz Carmouche (USA)Flyweight125 lb (57 kg)April 22, 20223
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