List of Current UFC Champions/Titleholders in 2022

CURRENT UFC CHAMPIONS / TITLE HOLDERS

Check the list of current UFC Champions and titleholders in different weight classes(Heavyweight, Light Heavyweight, Middleweight, Welterweight, Lightweight, Featherweight, Bantamweight, Flyweight, and Strawweight) for men’s & women’s divisions.

Men’s UFC Champions/Titleholders

Francis Ngannou Heavyweight Champions

Heavyweight Champion: Francis Ngannou

DATE WONMarch 27, 2021
Reigns Days457+
Defenses1
Records17-3-0 (W-L-D)

Francis Ngannou became the 17th Undisputed UFC World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 on 27 March 2021. He later defended the title successfully against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270. He currently sits at #4 position in pound for pound ranking.

Jiri Prochazka UFC

Light-Heavyweight Champion: Jiri Prochazka

DATE WONJune 11, 2022
Reigns Days 16+
Defenses0
Records29-3-1 (W-L-D)

Jiri Prochazka defeated Glover Teixeira to become the Light Heavyweight Champion at UFC 275

Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya

Middleweight Champion: Israel Adesanya

DATE WONOctober 6, 2019
Reigns Days 995+
Defenses4
Records22-1-0 (W-L-D)

Israel Adesanya first won the interim Middleweight title at UFC 236 by defeating Kelvin Gastelum. He later unified the title after beating the champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 243. He is the 11th Middleweight titleholder in UFC. Since then, Adesanya has successfully defended the title four times. The Nigerian Born fighter’s 20 fights undefeated streak was broken by Jan Blachowicz recently. He is currently at #3 position in UFC Pound for Pound Rankings.

Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman

Welterweight Champion: Kamaru Usman

DATE WONMarch 2, 2019
Reigns Days 1213+
Defenses4
Records19-1-0 (W-L-D)

After being undefeated for almost 6 years, Kamaru Usman got the title Welterweight title shot against Tyron Woodley at UFC 235. Usman has successfully defended the title four times. Nigerian-born Usman is currently at #1 in UFC Pound for Pound rankings. A former NCAA Division II champion, he is the 12th UFC Welterweight titleholder.

Charles Oliveira UFC Lighweight Champion

Lightweight Champion: Vacant

The reigning champion Charles Oliveira missed weight at UFC 274 and the title was vacated on May 7. Oliviera became the #1 contender by defeating Justin Gaethje at the event.

Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski

Featherweight Champion: Alexander Volkanovski

DATE WONDecember 14, 2019
Reigns Days 926+
Defenses3
Records23-1-0 (W-L-D)

Alexander Volkanovski won the UFC Featherweight title at UFC 245 defeating Max Halloway with a unanimous decision. He later defended the title successfully against Halloway at UFC 251 but won only with a split decision. He later defeated Brian Ortega with a unanimous decision at UFC 266. The Australian is currently on a 10 matches winning streak in UFC(23-1 overall). He is ranked at #2 in UFC pound for pound ranking.

Aljamain Sterling Bantamweight UFC Champion

Bantamweight Champion: Aljamain Sterling

DATE WONMarch 6, 2021
Reigns Days 468+
Defenses1
Records20-3-0 (W-L-D)

Aljamain Sterling won the Bantamweight title at UFC 259 by getting a win by Disqualification against Petr Yan. The referee deemed a knee strike from Yan illegal when Sterling was down on his knee.

Deiveson Figueiredo UFC champions

Flyweight Champion: Deiveson Figueiredo

DATE WONJanuary 22, 2022
Reigns Days 156+
Defenses0
Records22-2-1 (W-L-D)

Deiveson Figueiredo won the flyweight title for the second time by defeating Brandon Moreno at UFC 270. Figueiredo is at #2 in UFC pound for pound.

Women’s UFC Champions/Titleholders

Women’s Bantamweight/ Feitherweight Champion Amanda Nunes

Women’s Featherweight Champion: Amanda Nunes

DATE WONDecember 29, 2018
Reigns Days 1276+
Defenses2
Records21-5-0 (W-L-D)

Amanda Nunes became the first woman to hold two women’s division title in UFC when she defeated Chris Cyborg for the Featherweight title at UFC 232 via TKO in 51 seconds. Her first Featherweight title defense came against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 before she defended it against Megan Anderson at UFC 259. With this win, she became the first fighter in UFC history to successfully defend two titles while simultanousely holding them. Nunes is currently #2 ranked fighter in women’s Pound for Pound rankings.

Julianna Pena UFC Bantwamwieght Champion

Women’s Bantamweight Champion: Julianna Pena

DATE WONDecember 11, 2021
Reigns Days 198+
Defenses0
Records12-4-0 (W-L-D)

Julianna Pena ended Amanda Nunes’ 1000+ days reign as the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion at UFC 269 to pull off an upset result via submission win. This is Pena’s first title in UFC. Pena is also ranked at #4 in women’s UFC pound for pound ranking.

Women’s Flyweight Champion: Valentina Shevchenko

Women’s Flyweight Champion: Valentina Shevchenko

DATE WONDecember 8, 2018
Reigns Days 1297+
Defenses6
Records22-3-0 (W-L-D)

Valentina Shevchenko won the vacant Flyweight title by defeating Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 231 with a unanimous decision. The Russian has since defended the title 5 times successfully against Jessica Eye(UFC 238, KO), Liz Carmouche(Fight Night, unanimous), Katlyn Chookagian(UFC 247, TKO), Jennifer Maia(UFC 255, unanimous), Jessica Andrade(UFC 261, TKO), and Lauren Murphy(UFC 266, TKO). Shevchenko currently holds #1 rank in UFC women’s Pound for Pound Ranking.

Carla Esparza UFC Champions

Women’s Strawweight Champion: Carla Esparza

DATE WONMay 7, 2022
Reigns Days 51+
Defenses0
Records20-6-0 (W-L-D)

Carla Esparza defeated Rose Namajunas at UFC 274 via split decision to win the women’s strawweight title. This is her second title reign.

8 Comments

    1. She’s the only so called white American champ. If she hadn’t beat Weili there would be none. Lol. They’re good viewers tho.

  1. Conor mcCorny is D O N E with the Fight game-He can keep drinking his MCcrappy stout and proper poison-KHAMZAT is the FUTURE OF UFC

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