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Bellator MMA Champions

Bellator MMA is an American MMA organization based in California and is regarded as one of the largest promotions in the world of combat sports. The first ‘numbered’ Bellator event was held in 2009 and till date, there have been 232 numbered events.


Bellator initially started with eight-man tournament-based championships for different weight classes. The winners of the tournaments would go on to challenge the reigning champion in their respective divisions for the title. Dethroned champions had to re-enter the tournaments in order to try and reclaim their lost titles.


  1. Bellator MMA Champions 2019
  2. Bellator Heavyweight Champion 2019
  3. Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion 2019
  4. Bellator Middleweight Champion 2019
  5. Bellator Welterweight Champion 2019
  6. Bellator Lightweight Champion 2019
  7. Bellator Featherweight Champion 2019
  8. Bellator Bantamweight Champion 2019
  9. Bellator Women's Featherweight Champion 2019
  10. Bellator Women's Flyweight Champion 2019
  11. Bellator Women's Strawweight Champion 2019


Bellator MMA Champions 2019


Bellator MMA Champions 2019


DivisionChampionSinceDefenses
HeavyweightRyan Bader01/26/20190
Light HeavyweightRyan Bader06/24/20171
MiddleweightRafael Lovato Jr.06/22/20190
WelterweightDouglas Lima10/26/20190
LightweightPatrício Freire05/11/20190
FeatherweightPatrício Freire04/21/20173
BantamweightKyoji Horiguchi06/14/20190
Women's FeatherweightJulia Budd03/03/20173
Women's FlyweightIlima-Lei Macfarlane11/03/20173


Bellator Heavyweight Champion 2019


Ryan Bader

Since01/26/2019
Defenses0


Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion 2019


Ryan Bader

Since06/24/2017
Defenses1


Bellator Middleweight Champion 2019


Rafael Lovato Jr.

Since06/22/2019
Defenses0


Bellator Welterweight Champion 2019


Douglas Lima

Since10/26/2019
Defenses0


Bellator Lightweight Champion 2019


Patrício Freire

Since05/11/2019
Defenses0


Bellator Featherweight Champion 2019


Patrício Freire

Since04/21/2017
Defenses3


Bellator Bantamweight Champion 2019


Kyoji Horiguchi

Since06/14/2019
Defenses0


Bellator Women's Featherweight Champion 2019


Julia Budd

Since03/03/2017
Defenses3


Bellator Women's Flyweight Champion 2019


Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

Since11/03/2017
Defenses3


Bellator Women's Strawweight Champion 2019


Zoila Gurgel

Since10/28/2010
Defenses-


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