Updated List of Current UFC Champions/Title holders in 2021
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 division.
Men’s UFC Champions/Titleholders
Heavyweight Champion: Francis Ngannou
|DATE WON||March 27, 2021|
Francis Ngannou became the 17th Undisputed UFC World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 on 27 March 2021. This win also saw him zoom into #5 position in pound for pound ranking.
Light-heavyweight Champion: Jan Blachowicz
|DATE WON||September 27, 2020|
Jan Blachowicz won the UFC Light-Heavyweight belt by defeating Dominic Reyes at UFC 253. He is the 15th Light-Heavyweight title holder overall. Blachowicz has won his last 5 fights. Most recently, he broke Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya’s He is currently at #8 in UFC Pound for Pound rankings.
Middleweight Champion: Israel Adesanya
|DATE WON||October 6, 2019|
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 twice- against Yoel Romero at UFC 248 and Paulo Costa at UFC 253. The Nigerian Born fighter’s 20 fights undefeated streak was broken by Jan Blachowicz recently. He is currently at #4 position in UFC Pound for Pound Rankings.
Welterweight Champion: Kamaru Usman
|DATE WON||March 2, 2019|
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 against Colby Covington(UFC 245) and Jorge Masvidal(UFC 251) to take his winning streak in UFC to 9 matches. Nigerian-born Usman is currently at #2 in UFC Pound for Pound rankings. A former NCAA Division II champion, he is the 12th UFC Welterweight titleholder.
Lightweight Champion: Vacant
Khabib vacated the Lightweight title upon his retirement from MMA. Charles Oliveira & Michael Chandler will face-off at UFC 262 to crown the new champion.
Featherweight Champion: Alexander Volkanovski
|DATE WON||December 14, 2019|
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. The Australian is currently on a 9-match winning streak in UFC(22-1 overall). He is ranked at #3 in UFC pound for pound ranking.
Bantamweight Champion: Aljamain Sterling
|DATE WON||March 6 , 2021|
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. Sterling is at #14 in UFC Pound for Pound rankings.
Flyweight Champion: Deiveson Figueiredo
|DATE WON||July 18, 2020|
Deiveson Figueiredo became only the third Flyweight titleholder by beating Joseph Benavidez via Technical Submission on 19 July 2020’s Fight Night. He would have become the champion upon his win over Benavidez on 29 February 2020, but he missed the 125 lbs weight limit. He successfully defended the title against Alex Perez at UFC 255 before securing a draw against Brandon Moreno at UFC 256. The Brazilian is currently at #10 in Pound for Pound ranking.
Women’s UFC Champions/Titleholders
Women’s Featherweight Champion: Amanda Nunes
|DATE WON||December 29, 2018|
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 first fighter in UFC history to successfully defend two title while simultanousely holding them. Nunes is currently #1 ranked fighter in women’s Pound for Pound rankings.
Women’s Bantamweight Champion: Amanda Nunes
|DATE WON||July 9, 2016|
Bantamweight Title was the first UFC Championship that Nunes won by defeating Meisha Tate at UFC 200 via submission in the second round. Nunes is the longest reigning UFC women’s champion and has held the title for 1600+ days already. She had defended the Bantamweight title for 5 times successfully- Ronda Rousey(UFC 207, TKO), Valentina Shevchenko(UFC 215, split decision), Raquel Pennington(UFC 224, TKO), Holly Holm(UFC 239, TKO), and Germaine de Randamie(UFC 245, unanimous).
Women’s Flyweight Champion: Valentina Shevchenko
|DATE WON||December 8, 2018|
Valentina Shevchenko won the vacant Flywieght 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), and Jennifer Maia(UFC 255, unanimous). Shevchenko currently holds #2 rank in UFC women’s Pound for Pound Ranking with 9-2 overall record.
Women’s Strawweight Champion: Weili Zhang
|DATE WON||August 31, 2019|
Weili Zhang won the women’s UFC Strawweight title in her country by knocking out Jessica Andrade in mere 42 seconds on 31 August 2019. With this win, she became the first Chinese woman to win a UFC title. Zhang later retained the title against Joanna Jędrzejczyk in a split decision win at UFC 248. Currently on a 5-fight winning streak, Zhang is at #3 in UFC women’s Pound for Pound ranking.
List of UFC Champions/Titleholders
|Weight Class||Champion||No. of Days||Defenses|
|Lightweight||Vacant(to be determined at UFC 262)||–||–|
|Women’s Featherweight||Amanda Nunes||824||2|
|Women’s Bantamweight||Amanda Nunes||1727||5|
|Women’s Flyweight||Valentina Shevchenko||845||4|
|Women’s Strawweight||Zhang Weili||589||1|