UFC Champions – Most Title Defenses for each weight division

See a complete list of men’s and women’s UFC Champions who hold the most title defenses in each weight division. Light Heavyweight Jon Jones and Flyweight Demetrious Johnson are at the top of the UFC list of champions, who have defended their title the most times with 11. Valentina Shevchenko defended her Flyweight title 7 times which was the most of any other woman who holds a UFC title.

Fast Facts:

  • Jon Jones has a total of 11 light heavyweight title defenses. His last title defense was against Dominick Reyes on February 8, 2020. Jones vacated the belt on August 17, 2020
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov, B.J. Penn, Frankie Edgar, and Benson Henderson, each defended the UFC Lightweight title 3 times.
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov is the longest-reigning UFC Lightweight Champion. His last fight was on October 24, 2020, against Justin Gaethje. After the fight, he announced his retirement and leaves a legacy record of 29 wins and 0 defeats.

Men’s UFC title defense holders:

FighterWeight ClassDefensesLast Title Defense
Stipe Miocic (USA)Heavyweight4Aug. 15, 2020
Jon Jones (USA)Light Heavyweight11Feb. 8, 2020
Anderson Silva (BRA)Middleweight10July 7, 2012
Georges St-Pierre (CAN)Welterweight9Nov. 6, 2013
Khabib Nurmagomedov (RUS)Lightweight3Oct. 24, 2020
B.J. Penn (USA)Lightweight3Dec. 12, 2009
Frankie Edgar (USA)Lightweight3Oct. 8, 2011
Benson Henderson (USA)Lightweight3Apr. 20, 2013
Jose Aldo (BRA)Featherweight7Oct. 25, 2014
Dominick Cruz (USA)Bantamweight2Jun. 4, 2016
T.J. Dillashaw (USA)Bantamweight2Apr. 4, 2018
Demetrious Johnson (USA)Flyweight11Oct. 7, 2017

Women’s UFC title defense holders:

FighterWeight ClassDefensesLast title defense
Amanda Nunes (BRA)Women’s Featherweight2Mar. 6, 2021
Cris Cyborg (BRA)Women’s Featherweight2Mar. 3, 2018
Ronda Rousey (USA)Women’s Bantamweight6Aug. 1, 2015
Valentina Shevchenko (KGZ)Women’s Flyweight7Jun. 12, 2022
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (POL)Women’s Strawweight5May. 13, 2017
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