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 Division UFC Champions

Francis Ngannou Heavyweight Champions

Heavyweight Champion: Francis Ngannou

  • Date Won: March 27, 2021
  • Event: UFC 260
  • Match: vs Stipe Miocic
  • Defenses: 1
  • Days Held: 618+

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.


Vacant Championship

Light-Heavyweight Champion: Vacant

Jiri Prochazka vacated the Light Heavyweight Championship due to a shoulder injury which will require surgery and more than 6 months of rehabilitation. A new champion will be crowned at UFC 282 main event in the fight between Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev.


Alex Pereira UFC

Middleweight Champion: Alex Periera

  • Date Won: November 12, 2022
  • Event: UFC 281
  • Match: vs Israel Adesanya
  • Defenses: 0
  • Days Held: 23+

Alex Pereira dethroned Israel Adesanya as the middleweight champion at UFC 281 PPV via TKO in the fifth round.


Leon Edwards UFC Welterweight CHampion

Welterweight Champion: Leon Edwards

  • Date Won: August 20, 2022
  • Event: UFC 278
  • Match: vs Kamaru Usman
  • Defenses: 0
  • Days Held: 106+

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: 0
  • Days Held: 43+

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: 1081+

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.


Aljamain Sterling Bantamweight UFC Champion

Bantamweight Champion: Aljamain Sterling

  • Date Won: March 06, 2021
  • Event: UFC 259
  • Match: vs Petr Yan
  • Defenses: 2
  • Days Held: 639+

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 Won: January 22, 2022
  • Event: UFC 270
  • Match: vs Brandon Moreno
  • Defenses: 0
  • Days Held: 317+

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.


Brandon Moreno Flyweight Champions

Interim Flyweight Champion: Brandon Moreno

  • Date Won: July 30, 2022
  • Event: UFC 277
  • Match: vs Kai Kara-France
  • Defenses: 0
  • Days Held: 128+

While Deiveson Figueiredo was injured, Brandon Moreno defeated Kai Kara-France via third-round knockout to win the interim Flyweight title.

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: 1437+

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: 128+

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


Valentina Shevchenko UFC Champions

Women’s Flyweight Champion: Valentina Shevchenko

  • Date Won: December 08, 2018
  • Event: UFC 231
  • Match: vs Joanna Jędrzejczyk
  • Defenses: 7
  • Days Held: 1458+

Valentina Shevchenko won the vacant Flyweight title by defeating Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 231 with a unanimous decision.


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: 23+

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

11 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

    1. Hating on another paid super athlete.y u mad bro? Cause he came in stole the spotlight git paid then got paid more then the most and still does…the haterade is strong in your cup bruddah

  2. Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva are two of the greatest fighters in UFC history. Khabib is the third greatest fighter in UFC history also I love Chuck Ladell iceman

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