List of Current UFC Champions  / Titleholders in 2022

 

 

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 UFC Champions/Titleholders

” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px” alt=”Francis Ngannou Heavyweight Champions” width=”1200″ height=”675″ data-ezsrcset=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Francis-Ngannou.jpg 1200w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Francis-Ngannou-400×225.jpg 400w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Francis-Ngannou-768×432.jpg 768w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Francis-Ngannou-150×84.jpg 150w” data-ezsrc=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Francis-Ngannou.jpg” />

Heavyweight Champion: Francis Ngannou

DATE WON March 27, 2021
Reigns Days 302+
Defenses 1
Records 17-3-0 (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 #4 position in pound for pound ranking.

” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px” alt=”glover teixeira Champion 2021″ width=”1200″ height=”650″ data-ezsrcset=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/glover-teixeira-Champion-2021.jpg 1200w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/glover-teixeira-Champion-2021-400×217.jpg 400w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/glover-teixeira-Champion-2021-768×416.jpg 768w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/glover-teixeira-Champion-2021-150×81.jpg 150w” data-ezsrc=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/glover-teixeira-Champion-2021.jpg” />

Light-Heavyweight Champion: Glover Teixeira

DATE WON October 30, 2020
Reigns Days 85+
Defences 0
Records 33-7-0 (W-L-D)

Glover Teixeira defeated Jan Blanchowicz to become the Light Heavyweight Champion. He is the second oldest UFC Champion overall.



” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px” alt=”Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya” width=”1200″ height=”675″ data-ezsrcset=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Israel-Adesanya.jpg 1200w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Israel-Adesanya-400×225.jpg 400w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Israel-Adesanya-768×432.jpg 768w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Israel-Adesanya-696×392.jpg 696w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Israel-Adesanya-1068×601.jpg 1068w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Israel-Adesanya-150×84.jpg 150w” data-ezsrc=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Israel-Adesanya.jpg” />

Middleweight Champion: Israel Adesanya

DATE WON October 6, 2019
Reigns Days 840+
Defenses 2
Records 21-1-0 (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 #3 position in UFC Pound for Pound Rankings.

” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px” alt=”Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman” width=”1200″ height=”675″ data-ezsrcset=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Kamaru-Usman.jpg 1200w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Kamaru-Usman-400×225.jpg 400w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Kamaru-Usman-768×432.jpg 768w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Kamaru-Usman-696×392.jpg 696w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Kamaru-Usman-1068×601.jpg 1068w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Kamaru-Usman-150×84.jpg 150w” data-ezsrc=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Kamaru-Usman.jpg” />

Welterweight Champion: Kamaru Usman

DATE WON March 2, 2019
Reigns Days 1058+
Defenses 4
Records 19-1-0 (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 #1 in UFC Pound for Pound rankings. A former NCAA Division II champion, he is the 12th UFC Welterweight titleholder.



” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px” alt=”Charles Oliveira UFC Lighweight Champion” width=”1200″ height=”650″ data-ezsrcset=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Charles-Oliveira.jpg 1200w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Charles-Oliveira-400×217.jpg 400w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Charles-Oliveira-768×416.jpg 768w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Charles-Oliveira-150×81.jpg 150w” data-ezsrc=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Charles-Oliveira.jpg” />

Lightweight Champion: Charles Oliveira

DATE WON May 15, 2021
Reigns Days 253+
Defenses 1
Records 31-8-0 (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 is currently at #8 in UFC pound for pound ranking. Oliviera later defended the title against Dustin Poirier at UFC 269.

” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px” alt=”Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski” width=”1200″ height=”675″ data-ezsrcset=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Alexander-Volkanovski.jpg 1200w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Alexander-Volkanovski-400×225.jpg 400w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Alexander-Volkanovski-768×432.jpg 768w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Alexander-Volkanovski-696×392.jpg 696w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Alexander-Volkanovski-1068×601.jpg 1068w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Alexander-Volkanovski-150×84.jpg 150w” data-ezsrc=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Alexander-Volkanovski.jpg” />

Featherweight Champion: Alexander Volkanovski

DATE WON December 14, 2019
Reigns Days 768+
Defenses 2
Records 23-1-0 (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. He later defeated Brian Ortega with a unanimous decision at UFC 266. The Australian is currently on a 10 matches winning streak in UFC(22+3-1 overall). He is ranked at #2 in UFC pound for pound ranking.



” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px” alt=”Aljamain Sterling Bantamweight UFC Champion” width=”1200″ height=”650″ data-ezsrcset=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Aljamain-Sterling.jpg 1200w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Aljamain-Sterling-400×217.jpg 400w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Aljamain-Sterling-768×416.jpg 768w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Aljamain-Sterling-150×81.jpg 150w” data-ezsrc=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Aljamain-Sterling.jpg” />

Bantamweight Champion: Aljamain Sterling

DATE WON March 6 , 2021
Reigns Days 323+
Defenses 0
Records 20-3-0 (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 #15 in UFC Pound for Pound rankings.

” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px” alt=”Petr Yan UFC Champions” width=”1200″ height=”675″ data-ezsrcset=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Petr-Yan.jpg 1200w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Petr-Yan-400×225.jpg 400w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Petr-Yan-768×432.jpg 768w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Petr-Yan-696×392.jpg 696w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Petr-Yan-1068×601.jpg 1068w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Petr-Yan-150×84.jpg 150w” data-ezsrc=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Petr-Yan.jpg” />

Interim Bantamweight Champion: Petr Yan

DATE WON October 30, 2021
Reigns Days 85+
Defenses 0
Records 16-2-0 (W-L-D)

After Aljamain Sterling pulled out from his first title defence at UFC 267, UFC announced an interim title bout between Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen. Petr Yan won the bout to be crowned the interim Bantamweight Champion.

” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px” alt=”Deiveson Figueiredo UFC champions” width=”1200″ height=”675″ data-ezsrcset=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Deiveson-Figueiredo.jpg 1200w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Deiveson-Figueiredo-400×225.jpg 400w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Deiveson-Figueiredo-768×432.jpg 768w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Deiveson-Figueiredo-696×392.jpg 696w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Deiveson-Figueiredo-1068×601.jpg 1068w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Deiveson-Figueiredo-150×84.jpg 150w” data-ezsrc=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Deiveson-Figueiredo.jpg” />

Flyweight Champion: Deiveson Figueiredo

DATE WON January 22, 2022
Reigns Days 1+
Defenses 0
Records 22-2-1 (W-L-D)

Women’s UFC Champions/Titleholders

” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px” alt=”Women’s Bantamweight/ Feitherweight Champion Amanda Nunes” width=”1200″ height=”675″ data-ezsrcset=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Amanda-Nunes.jpg 1200w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Amanda-Nunes-400×225.jpg 400w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Amanda-Nunes-768×432.jpg 768w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Amanda-Nunes-696×392.jpg 696w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Amanda-Nunes-1068×601.jpg 1068w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Amanda-Nunes-150×84.jpg 150w” data-ezsrc=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Amanda-Nunes.jpg” />

Women’s Featherweight Champion: Amanda Nunes

DATE WON December 29, 2018
Reigns Days 1122+
Defenses 2
Records 21-5-0 (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.



” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px” alt=”Julianna Pena UFC Bantwamwieght Champion” width=”1200″ height=”650″ data-ezsrcset=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Julianna-Pena-Champion-Women-Bantamweight.jpg 1200w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Julianna-Pena-Champion-Women-Bantamweight-400×217.jpg 400w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Julianna-Pena-Champion-Women-Bantamweight-768×416.jpg 768w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Julianna-Pena-Champion-Women-Bantamweight-150×81.jpg 150w” data-ezsrc=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Julianna-Pena-Champion-Women-Bantamweight.jpg” />

Women’s Bantamweight Champion: Julianna Pena

DATE WON December 11, 2021
Reigns Days 43+
Defenses 0
Records 12-4-0 (W-L-D)

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.

” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px” alt=”Women’s Flyweight Champion: Valentina Shevchenko” width=”1200″ height=”675″ data-ezsrcset=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Valentina-Shevchenko.jpg 1200w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Valentina-Shevchenko-400×225.jpg 400w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Valentina-Shevchenko-768×432.jpg 768w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Valentina-Shevchenko-696×392.jpg 696w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Valentina-Shevchenko-1068×601.jpg 1068w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Valentina-Shevchenko-150×84.jpg 150w” data-ezsrc=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Valentina-Shevchenko.jpg” />

Women’s Flyweight Champion: Valentina Shevchenko

DATE WON December 8, 2018
Reigns Days 1142+
Defenses 6
Records 22-3-0 (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), Jessica Andrade(UFC 261, TKO), and Lauren Murphy(UFC 266, TKO). Shevchenko currently holds #2 rank in UFC women’s Pound for Pound Ranking.



” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px” alt=”Rose Namajunas UFC Champions” width=”1200″ height=”675″ data-ezsrcset=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Rose-Namajunas-UFC-Champions.jpg 1200w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Rose-Namajunas-UFC-Champions-400×225.jpg 400w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Rose-Namajunas-UFC-Champions-768×432.jpg 768w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Rose-Namajunas-UFC-Champions-696×392.jpg 696w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Rose-Namajunas-UFC-Champions-1068×601.jpg 1068w,https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Rose-Namajunas-UFC-Champions-150×84.jpg 150w” data-ezsrc=”https://www.itnwwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Rose-Namajunas-UFC-Champions.jpg” />

Women’s Strawweight Champion: Rose Namajunas

DATE WON April 24, 2021
Reigns Days 274+
Defenses 0
Records 12-4-0 (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.



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      Caine Velasquez is the first Mexican to hold a belt.

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