Posted by on April 12, 2020

Fast forward from UFC 1 to UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs Benavidez 2, which fighters have stood out from the rest? From those 524 UFC events, a total of 86 mixed martial artists were able to rise to greatness — they became either undisputed UFC champions or interim champions.

This article will include a list of all the current UFC champions.

If you would like to learn more about the groundbreaking records that happened in UFC championship fights then take this short UFC Title Fight Records quiz.

Who are the current UFC champions?

Heavyweight (Up to 265lbs or 120kg)

  • Stipe Miocic
  • Won title: Aug 17, 2019 at UFC 241
  • Outcome: Round 4 TKO over Daniel Cormier
  • Age (when he won the title): 36 years, 11 months, 29 days
  • Nationality: American
  • Hometown: Euclid, Ohio
  • Title defenses (since he last won the title): 0
  • Next fight: Daniel Cormier at UFC 252 on August 15th, 2020

Light Heavyweight (205lbs or 93kg)

  • Jon Jones
  • Won title: Dec 29, 2018 at UFC 232
  • Outcome: Round 3 TKO over Alexander Gustafsson
  • Age (when he last won the title): 31 years, 5 months, 10 days
  • Nationality: American
  • Hometown: Rochester, New York
  • Title defenses (since he last won the title): 3
  • Next fight: TBD

Middleweight (185lbs or 84kg)

  • Israel Adesanya
  • Won title: Oct 6, 2019 at UFC 213
  • Outcome: Round 2 TKO over Robert Whittaker
  • Age (when he won the title): 30 years, 2 months, 14 days
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Title defenses: 1
  • Next fight: Paulo Costa at UFC 253 on September 19th, 2020

Welterweight (170lbs or 77kg)

  • Kamaru Usman
  • Won title: March 2, 2019 at UFC 235
    Outcome: Unanimous Decision over Tyron Woodley
  • Age (when he won the title): 31 years, 9 months, 20 days
  • Nationality: Nigerian*
  • Hometown: Auchi, Nigeria
  • Title defenses: 2
  • Next fight: TBD

*Kamaru Usman became the first mixed martial artist born in Africa to win the UFC strap.

Lightweight (155lbs or 70.5kg)

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • Won title: April 7, 2018 at UFC 223
  • Outcome: Unanimous Decision over Al Iaquinta
  • Age (when he won the title): 29 years, 6 months, 18 days
  • Nationality: Russian
  • Hometown: Sildi, Dagestan
  • Title defenses: 2
  • Next fight: TBD

Featherweight (145lbs or 66kg)

Alex Volkanovski winning the UFC title
  • Alex Volkanovski
  • Won title: Dec 14, 2019 at UFC 245
  • Outcome: Unanimous Decision over Max Holloway
  • Age (when he won the title): 31 years, 2 months, 15 days
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Hometown: New South Wales, Australia
  • Title defenses: 1
  • Next fight: TBD

Women’s Featherweight (145lbs or 66kg)

  • Amanda Nunes
  • Won title: Dec 29, 2018 at UFC 232
  • Outcome: Round 1 KO over Cris Cyborg
  • Age (when he won the title): 30 years, 7 months
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Hometown: Salvador, Brazil
  • Title defenses: 1
  • Next fight: TBD

Bantamweight (135lbs or 61.5kg)

  • Petr Yan
  • Won title: July 12, 2020 at UFC 251
  • Outcome: Round 5 TKO over Jose Aldo
  • Age (when he won the title): 27 years, 5 months, 1 day
  • Nationality: Russian
  • Hometown: Dudinka, Russia
  • Title defenses: 0
  • Next fight: TBD

Women’s Bantamweight (135lbs or 61.5kg)

  • Amanda Nunes
  • Won title: July 9, 2016 at UFC 200*
  • Outcome: Round 1 SUB over Miesha Tate
  • Age (when he won the title): 28 years, 1 month, 9 days
  • Title defenses: 5
  • Next fight: TBD

*Amanda Nunes has the longest active title reign in the UFC.

Flyweight (125lbs or 57kg)

  • Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Won title: July 18th, 2020 at UFC ESPN+ 30
  • Outcome: Round 1 SUB over Joseph Benavidez
  • Age (when he won the title): 32 years, 7 months, 1 day
  • Title defenses: 0
  • Next fight: TBD

Women’s Flyweight (125lbs or 57kg)

  • Valentina Shevchenko
  • Won title: Dec 8, 2018 at UFC 231
  • Outcome: Unanimous Decision over Joanna Jędrzejczyk
  • Age (when he won the title): 32 years, 4 months
  • Nationality: Kyrgyzstani*
  • Hometown: Frunze, Kirghizia
  • Title defenses: 3
  • Next fight: TBD

*Valentina Shevchenko became the first mixed martial artist from Kyrgyzstan to win a UFC belt.

Strawweight (115lbs or 52.5kg)

  • Weili Zhang
  • Won title: Aug 31, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 157
  • Outcome: Round 1 TKO over Jessica Andrade
  • Age (when he won the title): 30 years, 18 days
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Hometown: Hebei, China
  • Title defenses: 1
  • Next fight: TBD

*Weili Zhang became the first mixed martial artist from China to win a UFC belt.

Which active champion has the most title defenses, since last obtaining the belt?

  • Amanda Nunes – 5 title defenses at Women’s Bantamweight
  • Jon Jones – 3 title defenses since last getting the Light Heavyweight title
  • Valentina Shevchenko – 3 title defenses at Women’s Flyweight
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov – 2 title defenses at Lightweight
  • Kamaru Usman – 2 title defense at Welterweight
  • Weili Zhang – 1 title defense at Strawweight
  • Israel Adesanya – 1 title defense at Middleweight
  • Alex Volkanovski – 1 title defense at Featherweight
  • All other champions don’t have a title defense yet

What is the nationality of each current UFC champion?

Pictured below is a breakdown of the nationality of all the present-day undisputed champions.

As you can see, America has the lead with 3 titleholders. The other UFC champions hail from Brazil, Australia, Nigeria, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and China.

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