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Updated List of Current UFC Champions/Title holders in 2021

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 division.

Men’s UFC Champions/Titleholders

Francis Ngannou Heavyweight Champions

Heavyweight Champion: Francis Ngannou

DATE WONMarch 27, 2021
Reigns Days127 +
Defenses0
Records16-3-0 (W-L-D)

Francis Ngannou became the 17th Undisputed UFC World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 on 27 March 2021. This win also saw him zoom into #5 position in pound for pound ranking.

Light-heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz

Light-heavyweight Champion: Jan Blachowicz

DATE WONSeptember 27, 2020
Reigns Days 308 +
Defenses1
Records28-8-0 (W-L-D)

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

Middleweight Champion: Israel Adesanya

DATE WONOctober 6, 2019
Reigns Days 665+
Defenses2
Records20-1-0 (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 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

Welterweight Champion: Kamaru Usman

DATE WONMarch 2, 2019
Reigns Days 883 +
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 against Colby Covington(UFC 245), Jorge Masvidal(UFC 251), Gilbert Burns(UFC 258) and Jorge Masvidal(UFC 261) to take his winning streak in UFC to 11 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.

Charles Oliveira UFC Lighweight Champion

Lightweight Champion: Charles Oliveira

DATE WONMay 15, 2021
Reigns Days 78+
Defenses0
Records31-8-0 (W-L-D)

Charles Oliveira defeated Michael Chandler at UFC 262 to win the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship. Khabib vacated the Lightweight title upon his retirement from MMA. Oliveira

Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski

Featherweight Champion: Alexander Volkanovski

DATE WONDecember 14, 2019
Reigns Days 596 +
Defenses1
Records22-1-0 (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. 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.

Aljamain Sterling Bantamweight UFC Champion

Bantamweight Champion: Aljamain Sterling

DATE WONMarch 6 , 2021
Reigns Days 148 +
Defenses0
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. Sterling is at #14 in UFC Pound for Pound rankings.

Brandon Moreno Flyweight Champions

Flyweight Champion: Brandon Moreno

DATE WONJune 12, 2021
Reigns Days 50 +
Defenses0
Records19-5-2 (W-L-D)

Brandon Moreno defeated Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263 to win the Flyweight title in their second fight. The first title fight ended in a majority draw. Moreno is the first Mexican fighter to become a UFC Champion.

Women’s UFC Champions/Titleholders

Women’s Bantamweight/ Feitherweight Champion Amanda Nunes

Women’s Featherweight Champion: Amanda Nunes

DATE WONDecember 29, 2018
Reigns Days 946 +
Defenses2
Records21-4-0 (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 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/ Feitherweight Champion Amanda Nunes

Women’s Bantamweight Champion: Amanda Nunes

DATE WONJuly 9, 2016
Reigns Days 1849 +
Defenses5
Records21-4-0 (W-L-D)

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

Women’s Flyweight Champion: Valentina Shevchenko

DATE WONDecember 8, 2018
Reigns Days 967 +
Defenses5
Records21-3-0 (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), and Jessica Andrade(UFC 261, TKO) . Shevchenko currently holds #2 rank in UFC women’s Pound for Pound Ranking with 10-2 overall record.

Rose Namajunas UFC Champions

Women’s Strawweight Champion: Rose Namajunas

DATE WONApril 24, 2021
Reigns Days 99+
Defenses0
Records11-4-0 (W-L-D)

Rose Namajunas won the UFC Strawweight title for the second time after she defeated Zhang Weili at UFC 261 on 24 April 2021. Her first title reign was between November 2017 to May 2019. She is at #3 in UFC Women’s Pound for Pound rankings.

List of UFC Champions/Titleholders

Weight ClassChampionNo. of DaysDefenses
HeavyweightFrancis Ngannou1270
Light-HeavyweightJan Blacowicz3081
MiddleweightIsrael Adesanya6652
WelterweightKamaru Usman8834
LightweightCharles Oliveira780
FeatherweightAlexander Volkanovski5961
BantamweightAljamain Sterling1480
FlyweightBrandon Moreno500
Women’s FeatherweightAmanda Nunes9462
Women’s BantamweightAmanda Nunes18495
Women’s FlyweightValentina Shevchenko9675
Women’s StrawweightRose Namajunas990

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