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
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. He later defended the title successfully against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270. He currently sits at #4 position in pound for pound ranking.
Light-Heavyweight Champion: Jiri Prochazka
|DATE WON||June 11, 2022|
Jiri Prochazka defeated Glover Teixeira to become the Light Heavyweight Champion at UFC 275
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 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
|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 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.
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
|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. 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.
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.
Flyweight Champion: Deiveson Figueiredo
|DATE WON||January 22, 2022|
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 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 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.
Women’s Bantamweight Champion: Julianna Pena
|DATE WON||December 11, 2021|
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
|DATE WON||December 8, 2018|
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.
Women’s Strawweight Champion: Carla Esparza
|DATE WON||May 7, 2022|
Carla Esparza defeated Rose Namajunas at UFC 274 via split decision to win the women’s strawweight title. This is her second title reign.