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UFC Champions – Title holders for each weight division

See a complete list of UFC title holders for each weight division. The UFC currently has eight weight divisions for men and four for women.

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Fast Facts:

  • The UFC hosts most of the top-ranked MMA fighters in the world.
  • Dana White has been the UFC president since 2001.
  • The first UFC event was held in 1993 at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado.
  • MMA became legal in the state of New York on April 12, 2016. The UFC held their first New York event on November 12, 2016 at Madison Square Garden.
  • Conor McGregor was the first UFC fighter to hold Championship title belts in two different weight divisions at the same time by becoming the Lightweight Champion at UFC 205 in New York City. He was the Featherweight Champion before he became the Lightweight Champion.
  • Henry Cejudo was a UFC double champion holding title belts in the bantamweight and flyweight divisions until December 19, 2019, when he was forced to vacate the flyweight title.
  • Amanda Nunes was a UFC double champion holding title belts in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions. Nunes defended her bantamweight title five times before losing it to Juliana Peña on December 11, 2021, only to regain it on July 30, 2022 by beating Peña. She retired as a champion and fought for the last time on June 10, 2023.

Men’s UFC Champions:

FighterWeight ClassWeightChamp sinceTitle defenses
Jon Jones (USA)Heavyweight265 lb (120 kg)March 4, 20230
Alex Pereira (BRA)Light Heavyweight205 lb (93 kg)Nov. 11, 20231
Dricus du Plessis (RSA)Middleweight185 lb (84 kg)Jan. 20, 20240
Leon Edwards (GBR)Welterweight170 lb (77 kg)Aug. 20, 20222
Islam Makhachev (RUS)Lightweight155 lb (70 kg)Oct. 22, 20222
Ilia Topuria (GEO)Featherweight145 lb (66 kg)Feb. 17, 20240
Sean O’Malley (USA)Bantamweight135 lb (61.2 kg)Aug.19, 20231
Alexandre Pantoja (BRA)Flyweight125 lb (56 kg)July 9, 20232

Women’s UFC Champions:

FighterWeight ClassWeightChamp sinceTitle defenses
VacantFeatherweight145 lb (66 kg)
Raquel Pennington (USA)Bantamweight135 lb (61 kg)Jan. 20, 20240
Alexis Grasso (MEX)Flyweight125 lb (56.7 kg)March 4, 20231
Zhang Weili (CHN)Strawweight115 lb (52 kg)Nov. 12, 20222
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