Ronda rouseys three sisters may not be ufc title holders or among the most marketable individuals in the world. We are in a weird time for the record books as it concerns ufc championships. This page contains a list of all current ufc title holders. The ultimate fighting championship is the leader in mixed martial arts, and those who. Below is a list of records held in the ultimate fighting championship ufc.
Since that time, the biggest names in the business have held the title, including bruno sammartino, andre the. At ufc 198, stipe miocic won the ufc heavyweight championship in brazil. Ronda rousey of the us picks up her championship belt before a faceoff for the ufc fight in melbourne on november, 2015. Good watch for those who werent mma fans as well as those of us who lived through the era. At the time of the ufc s inception in 1993, mixed martial arts was unsanctioned in the united states, and did not include weight classes. Johnson had a record 11 consecutive ufc title defenses coming in.
Gaethje was a mixed martial arts event produced by the ultimate fighting championship that took place on may 9, 2020 at vystar veterans memorial arena in jacksonville, florida, united states. If a virtual private party is more your thing, go here for details. Oct 17, 2011 this book is a monster, and trying to get nearly 18 years of history into 400 pages was difficult at times, especially for someone like myself, who has been called longwinded at times. Mma fighters and title holders top rated ufc betting sites. Today, after the initial report from the wall street journal, the promotion unveiled the complete list of superstars who have. Ufc title holders below is a list of the current ufc title holders from every weight class. The top 10 greatest title reigns in ufc history bleacher.
Today, ufc fights sell out quickly and theres lots of money to be made. Four years later, ufc 12 introduced weight classes. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in the ufc by weightclass and poundforpound. The best records in ufc history bleacher report latest news. It is the largest mma promotion in the world and features the topranked fighters of the sport. Since the first ufc light heavyweight championship bout at ufc japan, just 11 different men have worn the sports most illustrious belt. Ufc title holders mma betting, ufc betting, ufc odds. The ultimate fighting championship ufc is an american mixed martial arts organization based in las vegas, nevada, that is owned and operated by parent company wmeimg. Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. Technically, the origins of mixed martial arts, or mma, could be traced back to prerecorded history. Won ufc flyweight title on sept 22nd 2012 at ufc 205 defeating joseph benavidez via split decision. Mar 30, 2017 mcgregors rise from irish star to worldwide superstar after the brandao fight was made possible by an effyou fighting philosophy that differs from other ufc title holders.
On december 16, 1994, royce gracie became the first fighter to reach 10 fights in the ufc. Conor mcgregor is turning into everything he used to hate. In the mens division there are 8 weight classes ranging from 125lbs 56kg all the way up to 265lbs 120kg. The ufcs contract with spike tv expired in 2011 and the ufc signed an historic, sevenyear deal with fox, bringing the mma company to network television four times a year. A lineal history by ben duffy jul 10, 2018 daniel cormier at ufc 226 on saturday knocked out stipe miocic to become the. Ufc 200 was supposed to feature the most greatest fight in ufc history. Read about the worlds most iconic guinness world records title holders, both past and present, and find out the stories behind some of historys most gamechanging and remarkable achievements. Pierre and anderson silva no longer hold ufc titles. Pride was the best org ever imo although i fuks with ufc since the beginning and love it like my spoiled child. Title reigns are either determined by professional wrestling matches or are awarded to a wrestler, as a result of the culmination of various scripted storylines wwe promotes three primary brands raw, smackdown, and nxt. Ufc title holders current ufc champions at every weight. The history of ufc vs pride sherdog forums ufc, mma. The wwe championship is widely recognized as the most historic championship in wwe.
Nov 30, 2008 a look back and information about the title belts used in the ultimate fighting championship. Instead of the traditional championship model, the ufc held tournaments with the winner receiving a permanent appellation. The ultimate fighting championship later renamed ufc 1. Power ranking the current title holders 0 of 7 in the aftermath of ufc 126, bleacher report is compelled to submit the latest analysis of its champions, who most consider to be the best of. History of the title belts used in the ufc ultimate fighting. Ufc champions 2020 sportskeeda current ufc champions list. Now more than ever the titles have been watered down as they mean less with. If you can provide better pictures of the early seg belts, or can add more information, please. On september 8, 2018, jim miller became the first fighter to reach 30 fights in the ufc. New york on april 5, 2019, ending dunnes reign at 685 days. Instead of the traditional championship model, the ufc held tournaments with the winner receiving a permanent. History of the title belts used in the ufc ultimate. As it happened, they both left a mark in the history books. The ufc s contract with spike tv expired in 2011 and the ufc signed an historic, sevenyear deal with fox, bringing the mma company to network television four times a year.
In between, the promotion debuted its first championship belts at ufc 5 in 1995, and while dan severn got a belt for winning that nights tournament. In the womens division there are two weight classes. Three fighters stand atop the ufc record books for most fights in the. Though many have had the opportunity, only five fighters in ufc history have won ufc titles in multiple weight classes. Heres a list of 23 people who own a greater share of the ufc than conor mcgregor. Feb 01, 2019 since conor mcgregor became the first 2 division champion of the ufc, we have a seen an increase of ufc champions willing to challenge themselves in a different weight class in pursuit of a second. A medal was awarded to the winner of the first ufc tournament in 1993, royce gracie, and medals also went to tournament winners in the late 90s. At the time of the ufcs inception in 1993, mixed martial arts was unsanctioned in the united states, and did not include weight classes. Ortiz and shamrock faced off at ufc 22 in one of the greatest fights in mma history, and while shamrock ultimately won the contest, ortizs toughness and ability to manufacture beef with opponents.
The more pragmatic modern history of mma should probably be traced to 1993 when the ultimate fighting championship ufc held its first event in an octagonal cage. Jun 26, 2019 johnson had a record 11 consecutive ufc title defenses coming in. News broke late friday that the ufc had 23 new celebrity investors, and there were some heavyhitting names on the list. Specialty brands in wwe include 205 live for male wrestlers 205 lbs. The first ufc was pulled together in 1993 with eight fighters of varying. Follow the path that led the ufc norfolk star to the doorstep of flyweight gold. Before daniel cormier and anthony johnson face off at ufc. Ultimate fighting championship ufc champions are fighters who have won ufc. Due to the covid19 pandemic, the event was eventually postponed see. While the notorious is comfortably the best paid ufc fighter. The ufc legacy championship belt represents a new era of ufc as it. Sullivan, in the late 19th century, there have been world champions in professional boxing. However, at ufc 226, miocic was beaten by daniel cormier to win the heavyweight title.
He was a former ufc middleweight champion and the first american to win the pancrase neoblood tournament in tokyo, japan. However, the champions can be voted on for the poundforpound rankings. Avg 3 fight per year fought 9 times in last three years flyweight champion. The former ufc heavyweight champion, stipe miocic defeated the reigning champion, daniel cormier, in ufc 241 to reclaim the title. Just as important is how great of an ambassador he is for the sport. He held the ufc championship from 2011 to 2014, recording. The ultimate fighterchampionship historygreatest knockoutsbizarre momentshistory of women in ufc. Then again the ufc does not stand for the ultimate friends championship. A look back and information about the title belts used in the ultimate fighting championship. This book is a monster, and trying to get nearly 18 years of history into 400 pages was difficult at times, especially for someone like myself, who has been called. The champion and interim champion are considered to be in the top positions of their respective divisions and therefore are not eligible for voting by weightclass. On july 7, 2007, tito ortiz became the first fighter to reach 20 fights in the ufc. Jake shields at the rogers centre in toronto, ontario, canada and is currently the largest ufc event in north american history, which coincided with a twoday ufc fan expo at the direct energy centre. The definitive guide to the ultimate fighting champinship by thomas gerbasi isbn.
In time we intend on offering a full bio for each champion that includes fight history, stats and more. Today, ufc ultimate fighting championship is almost synonymous with mixed martial arts mma. He won the title by defeating pete dunne at takeover. The ultimate fighterchampionship history greatest knockoutsbizarre moments history of women in ufc. Photo ufc title holders 5 years ago today compared to. Great documentary although as usual in history, the victor gets to write the book. Mcgregors rise from irish star to worldwide superstar after the brandao fight was made possible by an effyou fighting philosophy that differs from other ufc title holders. He was one of the most dominant champions in ufc history and one of the best poundforpound fighters in the world.
Dating back to 1963, the wwe championship was first awarded to buddy rogers after he defeated antonino rocca in the finals of a tournament in april. The goal was to stage a tournament featuring fighters of all types of martial arts in order to determine. Ufc title holders current ufc champions at every weight class. It is the largest mma promotion company in the world and features some of the highestlevel fighters in the sport on its roster. The nxt uk womens championship is held by firsttime title holder kay lee ray, who won the title by defeating toni storm at takeover. The ultimate fighting championship ufc is an american mixed martial arts mma promotion company based in las vegas, nevada, which is owned and operated by endeavor group holdings along with silver lake partners, kohlberg kravis roberts and msd capital via zuffa, llc.
Mcgregor was supposed to face rafeal dos anjos for the lightweight belt but unexpectedly decided to retire but this was all media propaganda. According to an interview that dana white did with the opie and anthony show, that all changed with the start of the ufc reality show. Randy couture won a majority decision over maurice smith at ufc japan on dec. You can check out their profile page, list of previous fights, and fight videos. Oct 27, 2015 with insider commentary and stunning visuals, experience ufc like never before. Fans want to know everything about the fighter poised to win, and if you are one of them, then scroll down for five facts you did not know from conor mcgregors wiki. Nov 14, 2015 ronda rouseys three sisters may not be ufc title holders or among the most marketable individuals in the world. Every ufc womens champion in history look back at every ufc womens champ to wear the belt. The ufc began in 1993 with fighters of all sizes competing against each other. Ufc releases list of 23 new celebrity owners and it. Twotime champions mark coleman 2 time heavyweight champion.
Nunes has defended her bantamweight title four times since becoming the champion. Since conor mcgregor became the first 2 division champion of the ufc, we have a seen an increase of ufc champions willing to challenge themselves in a different weight class in pursuit of a second. Get unlimited access to the worlds largest fight library, international fights, prelim bouts, and exclusive video. While fighters such as jon jones have remained dominant, fighters such as georges st. Amanda nunes is currently a ufc double champion holding title belts in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions. With insider commentary and stunning visuals, experience ufc like never before. Luckily, ive covered nearly every ufc event in one way, shape, or form since ufc 28, the last united states show under seg ownership, so the basic reporting. The beginning of the fight game the ufc was originally started by art davie, an advertising executive, and rorion gracie, a noted master of brazilian jiujitsu.
Evan loyd tanner february 11, 1971 september 8, 2008 was an american professional mixed martial arts fighter, writer, traveler and adventurer. Oleg taktarov hits out at fools saying khabib nurmagomedov is first. The first of the current organizations to award a world title was the world boxing association wba, then known as the national boxing association nba, when it sanctioned its first title fight in 1921 between jack dempsey and. Play sporcle s virtual live trivia to have fun, connect with people, and get your trivia on. Aug 11, 2019 the ufc began in 1993 with fighters of all sizes competing against each other. Andrei arlovski in the history books as ufc champions from europe. It was originally planned to take place on april 18 at barclays center in brooklyn, new york, united states.
Cormier is a former ufc heavyweight and light heavyweight champion. Jose aldo to make drop to bantamweight for ufc 245 in december. Power ranking the current title holders 0 of 7 in the aftermath of ufc 126, bleacher report is compelled to submit the latest analysis of its champions, who. Where did you find that khabib was the first russian ufc champion. Matt hughes has been one of the most dominate champions the ufc has ever known. I found some of this book interesting, all the parts about fighting were really well. Mcgregor failed to report to a press confrence and he was pulled from the event. Ufc was originally conceived as a series of norules style versus style fights, with the goal of promoting the gracie jiujitsu style of fight. Patience is wearing thin as the wait for the eagerly awaited fight between floyd mayweather and conor mcgregor.
This category only scores payperview buys from the ultimate fighting championship event held in denver, co 1993 to ufc 235. Ufc title holders the ufc has 10 different weight classes. Ufc light heavyweight title through the years fox sports. The beginning was the first mixed martial arts event by the ultimate fighting championship ufc, held at the. Zhang weili edges joanna jedrzejczyk in one of the best ufc title. Heres a list of 23 people who own a greater share of the ufc. The inaugural welterweight champion, pat miletich will forever have his name etched in the history books. Won ufc bantamweight title on dec 30th 2016 at ufc 207 defeating domonick cruz via decision.
Matt hughes has been one of the most dominate champions the ufc has ever. That night in dothan, alabama, mark coleman needed less than three minutes. Wwe is an american professional wrestling promotion based out of stamford, connecticut. Aug 26, 2017 patience is wearing thin as the wait for the eagerly awaited fight between floyd mayweather and conor mcgregor. The more pragmatic modern history of mma should probably be traced to 1993 when the ultimate fighting championship ufc. Whether you love it or hate it, it has become a mainstream sport. Cody garbrandt won the mens bantamweight title at ufc 207 by battering champion dominick cruz for the unanimous decision at tmobile arena in las vegas on dec. Ultimate fighting championship, better known as ufc, is the worlds premier mixed martial arts organization. Henry cejudo was a ufc double champion holding title belts in the bantamweight and flyweight divisions until december 19, 2019, when he was forced to vacate the flyweight title. But we felt at least covering the fighters that hold the current title was a good place to start. Ultimate fighting championship ufc champions are fighters who have won ufc championships.650 376 474 738 154 1153 633 512 108 1268 647 1470 1358 1564 933 635 1458 1537 1585 1312 1497 1505 864 267 1364 444 1128 1371 931 1157 626