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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 2022
  2. Bellator Heavyweight Champion 2022
  3. Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion 2022
  4. Bellator Middleweight Champion 2022
  5. Bellator Welterweight Champion 2022
  6. Bellator Lightweight Champion 2022
  7. Bellator Featherweight Champion 2022
  8. Bellator Bantamweight Champion 2022
  9. Bellator Women's Featherweight Champion 2022
  10. Bellator Women's Flyweight Champion 2022
  11. Bellator Women's Strawweight Champion 2022



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Bellator MMA Champions 2022

Men


DivisionChampionSinceDefenses
HeavyweightRyan BaderJan 26, 20191
Light HeavyweightVadim NemkovAug 21, 20202
MiddleweightGegard MousasiOct 29, 20202
WelterweightYaroslav AmosovJune 11, 20210
LightweightPatricky PitbullNov 5, 20210
FeatherweightA. J. McKeeJuly 31, 20210
BantamweightSergio PettisMay 7, 20211

Women


DivisionChampionSinceDefenses
Women's FeatherweightCris CyborgJan 25, 20203
Women's FlyweightJuliana VelasquezDec 10, 20201


Bellator Heavyweight Champion 2022


Ryan Bader

Since01/26/2019
Defenses1


Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion 2022


Vadim Nemkov

Since08/21/2020
Defenses2


Bellator Middleweight Champion 2022


Gegard Mousasi

Since10/29/2020
Defenses2


Bellator Welterweight Champion 2022


Yaroslav Amosov

Since06/11/2021
Defenses0


Bellator Lightweight Champion 2022


Patricky Pitbull

Since11/05/2021
Defenses0


Bellator Featherweight Champion 2022


A. J. McKee

Since07/31/2021
Defenses0


Bellator Bantamweight Champion 2022


Sergio Pettis

Since05/07/2021
Defenses1


Bellator Women's Featherweight Champion 2022


Cris Cyborg

Since01/25/2020
Defenses3


Bellator Women's Flyweight Champion 2022


Juliana Velasquez

Since12/10/2020
Defenses1


Bellator Women's Strawweight Champion 2022


Zoila Gurgel

Since10/28/2010
Defenses-


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