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UFC Champions

Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) champions are fighters who have won and held UFC Championships in respect to their weight classes and divisions. At the time of the UFC's inception in 1993, MMA was unsanctioned in the US and did not include any weight classes. However, in 1997, UFC finally began introducing weight-specific titles starting with UFC 12.


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


UFC Champions


By the time of UFC 31, the Ultimate Fighting Championship came up with a total number of five active weight divisions in the promotion: Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, and Heavyweight.


In 2010, the UFC would expand their lower weight classes and the first addition came in late 2010 when the UFC merged with their sister organization World Extreme Cagefighting and the Featherweight and Bantamweight Divisions were introduced in the UFC.


In 2012, the dissolution of UFC’s sister promotion Strikeforce allowed the UFC to add female fighters to their roster for the first time in the promotion's history.


There are currently a total of 12 UFC weight classes. 8 divisions for the men and 4 divisions for the women.


UFC Heavyweight Champion 2019


Stipe Miocic

Since18th August, 2018
Defenses0

UFC Heavyweight Champion


At UFC 198, Stipe Miocic won the UFC Heavyweight Championship in Brazil. However, at UFC 226, Miocic was beaten by Daniel Cormier to win the Heavyweight Title.


The former UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic defeated the reigning champion, Daniel Cormier, in UFC 241 to reclaim the title.


UFC Middleweight Champion 2019


Israel Adesanya

Since6th October, 2019
Defenses0


UFC Middleweight Champion


Israel Adesanya was crowned the new UFC middleweight champion after he knocked out Robert Whittaker in the main event of UFC 243 in the Marvel Stadium at Melbourne, Australia.


UFC Lightweight Champion 2019


Khabib Nurmagomedov

Since7th April, 2018
Defenses2


UFC Lightweight Champion


Nurmagomedov defeated interim Lightweight champion Dustin Poirier in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 242. That win once again gave Nurmagomedov the title of undisputed UFC lightweight champion while simultaneously moving his record to a perfect 28-0.


Nurmagomedov’s previous title defense was an October 2018 submission win over Conor McGregor.


UFC Welterweight Champion 2019


Kamaru Usman

Since2nd March, 2019
Defenses0

UFC Welterweight Champion


At UFC 201, Tyron Woodley defeated Robbie Lawler to win the Welterweight Championship. At UFC 235, Kamaru Usman became the new champion by beating Woodley.


UFC Featherweight Champion 2019


Max Holloway

Since3rd June, 2017
Defenses3

UFC Featherweight Champion


At UFC 194, Conor McGregor won the Undisputed Featherweight Championship after beating Jose Aldo within 13 seconds. At UFC 206, Max Holloway won the Featherweight Championship from Aldo.


UFC Light Heavyweight Champion 2019


Jon Jones

Since29th Dec, 2018
Defenses2

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion


At UFC 128, Jon Jones won the Light Heavyweight Title for the first time in his career. However, after being stripped off the title, Daniel Cormier won the belt by beating Anthony Johnson at UFC 187.


At UFC 232, Jon Jones became a two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, following his return to Octagon.


UFC Bantamweight Champion 2019


Henry Cejudo

Since8th June, 2019
Defenses0


At UFC 238, Henry Cejudo defeated T.J. Dillashaw to win the Bantamweight Championship.


UFC Flyweight Champion 2019


Henry Cejudo

Since4th August, 2018
Defenses1

Demetrious Johnson defeated Joseph Benavidez in 2012, at UFC 152 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the finale of a 4-man tournament for the inaugural UFC Flyweight Title.


Johnson lost the championship to Henry Cejudo at UFC 227, as the latter ended Mighty Mouse's reign of 2,142 days.


UFC Women's Featherweight Champion 2019


Amanda Nunes

Since29th Dec, 2018
Defenses0


UFC Women's Featherweight Champion


UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion 2019


Amanda Nunes

Since9th July, 2016
Defenses4

After a reign of 1,074 days, Rousey lost the Bantamweight Championship to Holly Holm at UFC 193. Holm would eventually lose the title to Meisha Tate, who was beaten by Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 for the title.


UFC Women's Flyweight Champion 2019


Valentina Shevchenko

Since8th Dec, 2018
Defenses2

UFC Women's Flyweight Champion


UFC Strawweight Champion 2019


Zhang Weili

Since31st August, 2019
Defenses0

UFC Strawweight Champion


The current Strawweight Champion is Jessica Andrade, who defeated former champion Rose Namajunas at UFC 237.


UFC Champions 2019


Below is the list of all current UFC Champions with respect to their weight classes:


DivisionChampionDate Since
HeavyweightStipe Miocic18-Aug-2018
Light HeavyweightJon Jones29-Dec-2018
MiddleweightIsrael Adesanya06-Oct-2019
WelterweightKamaru Usman2-Mar-2019
LightweightKhabib Nurmagomedov7-Apr-2018
FeatherweightMax Holloway3-Jun-2017
BantamweightHenry Cejudo8-June-2019
FlyweightHenry Cejudo22-Sep-2012
Women's FeatherweightAmanda Nunes29-Dec-2018
Women's BantamweightAmanda Nunes9-Jul-2016
Women's FlyweightValentina Shevchenko8-Dec-2018
Women's StrawweightZhang Weili31-Aug-2019


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