List of Current UFC Champions/Titleholders in 2023


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 Division UFC Champions

Jon Jones UFC Champions

Heavyweight Champion: Jon Jones

  • Date Won: March 4, 2023
  • Event: UFC 285
  • Match: vs Ciryl Gane
  • Defenses: 0
  • Days Held: 86+

Jon Jones defeated Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 to win the vacant UFC Heavyweight title. Francis Ngannou was earlier removed as the champion as he became a free agent.

Jamahal Hill Light heavyweight Champions

Light-Heavyweight Champion: Jamahal Hill

  • Date Won: January 21, 2023
  • Event: UFC 283
  • Match: vs Glover Teixeira
  • Defenses: 0
  • Days Held: 128+

Jamahal Hill dethroned Glover Teixeira as the Light-Heavyweight Champion at UFC 283 PPV.

Israel Adesanya UFC Champions

Middleweight Champion: Israel Adesanya

  • Date Won: April 8, 2023
  • Event: UFC 287
  • Match: vs Alex Pereira
  • Defenses: 0
  • Days Held: 51+

Israel Adesanya dethroned Alex Pereira as the middleweight champion at UFC 287 PPV via KO in the second round.

Leon Edwards UFC Welterweight CHampion

Welterweight Champion: Leon Edwards

  • Date Won: August 20, 2022
  • Event: UFC 278
  • Match: vs Kamaru Usman
  • Defenses: 1
  • Days Held: 282+

Leon Edwards dethroned Kamaru Usman as Welterweight Champion at UFC 278 PPV with a knockout in the fifth round.

Islam Makhachev

Lightweight Champion: Islam Makhachev

  • Date Won: October 22, 2022
  • Event: UFC 280
  • Match: vs Charles Oliveira
  • Defenses: 1
  • Days Held: 219+

Islam Makhachev defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 to win the vacant Lightweight title.

Alexander Volkanovski UFC Champions

Featherweight Champion: Alexander Volkanovski

  • Date Won: December 14, 2019
  • Event: UFC 245
  • Match: vs Max Holloway
  • Defenses: 4
  • Days Held: 1262+

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.

Yair Rodriguez Champions

Interim Featherweight Champion: Yair Rodriguez

  • Date Won: February 11, 2023
  • Event: UFC 284
  • Match: vs Josh Emmett
  • Defenses: 0
  • Days Held: 107+

Yair Rodriguez won the interim UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 284 by beating Josh Emmett.

Aljamain Sterling Bantamweight UFC Champion

Bantamweight Champion: Aljamain Sterling

  • Date Won: March 06, 2021
  • Event: UFC 259
  • Match: vs Petr Yan
  • Defenses: 3
  • Days Held: 814+

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.

Brandon Moreno Flyweight Champions

Flyweight Champion: Brandon Moreno

  • Date Won: January 21, 2023
  • Event: UFC 283
  • Match: vs Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Defenses: 0
  • Days Held: 128+

Brandon Moreno defeated Deiveson Figueiredo in their tetralogy bout to unify the flyweight title and become the champion for the second time at UFC 283.

Women’s Division UFC Champions

Amanda Nunes UFC Champions

Women’s Featherweight Champion: Amanda Nunes

  • Date Won: December 29, 2018
  • Event: UFC 232
  • Match: vs Chris Cyborg
  • Defenses: 2
  • Days Held: 1612+

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. After her first title defense in this division, she became the first fighter in UFC history to successfully defend two titles while simultanousely holding them.

Amanda Nunes UFC Champions

Women’s Bantamweight Champion: Amanda Nunes

  • Date Won: July 30, 2022
  • Event: UFC 277
  • Match: vs Julianna Pena
  • Defenses: 0
  • Days Held: 303+

Amanda Nunes defeated Julianna Pena at UFC 277 main event in their rematch to win the bantamweight title for the second time.

Alexxa Grasso Champions

Women’s Flyweight Champion: Alexa Grasso

  • Date Won: March 4, 2023
  • Event: UFC 285
  • Match: vs Valentina Shenchenko
  • Defenses: 0
  • Days Held: 86+

Alexa Grasso ended Valentina Shevchenko’s 1500+ days title reigns at UFC 285 to win the Flyweight title.

Zhang Weili UFC Champions

Women’s Strawweight Champion: Zhang Weili

  • Date Won: November 12, 2022
  • Event: UFC 281
  • Match: vs Carla Esparza
  • Defenses: 0
  • Days Held: 198+

Zhang Weili defeated Carla Esparza at UFC 281 via submission to win the women’s strawweight title. This is her second title reign.