UFC Heavyweight Champions




 

List of all-time undisputed UFC heavyweight champions (205 – 265 lb / 93.0 – 120.2 kg) and all the title fights they competed in.

Also, see the list of the current UFC champions here: http://en.mmation.com/ufc/current-ufc-champions/

 

Current Champion

 

20. Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier 13th UFC light heavyweight champion

Nation: США
Won title: July 7, 2018
Lost title:
Successful defenses: 1

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 July 7, 2018 UFC 226 Challenger Stipe Miocic Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
2 November 3, 2018 UFC 230 Champion Derrick Lewis Win by rear-naked choke, Round 2

 

2010s Champions

 

19. Stipe Miocic

Stipe Miocic - 19th UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: May 14, 2016
Lost title: July 7, 2018
Successful defenses: 3

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 May 14, 2016 UFC 198 Challenger Fabricio Werdum Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
2 September 10, 2016 UFC 203 Champion Alistair Overeem Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
3 May 13, 2017 UFC 211 Champion Junior dos Santos Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
4 January 20, 2018 UFC 220 Champion Francis Ngannou Win by unanimous decision
5 July 7, 2018 UFC 226 Champion Daniel Cormier Loss by KO/TKO, Round 1

 

18. Fabricio Werdum

Fabrício Werdum 18th UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: Brazil
Won title: June 13, 2015
Lost title: May 14, 2016
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 June 13, 2015 UFC 188 Challenger Cain Velasquez Win by guillotine choke, Round 3
2 May 14, 2016 UFC 198 Champion Stipe Miocic Loss by KO/TKO, Round 1

 

17. Cain Velasquez

Cain Velasquez 17th UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: December 29, 2012
Lost title: June 13, 2015
Successful defenses: 2

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 December 29, 2012 UFC 155 Challenger Junior dos Santos Win by unanimous decision 
2 May 25, 2013 UFC 160 Champion Antonio Silva Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
3 October 19, 2013  UFC 166 Champion Junior dos Santos Win by KO/TKO, Round 5
4 June 13, 2015 UFC 188 Champion Fabricio Werdum Loss by guillotine choke, Round 3

 

16. Junior dos Santos

Junior dos Santos 16th UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: Brazil
Won title: November 12, 2011
Lost title: December 29, 2012
Successful defenses: 1

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 November 12, 2011 UFC on Fox 1 Challenger Cain Velasquez Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
2 May 26, 2012 UFC 146 Champion Frank Mir Win by KO/TKO, Round 2
3 December 29, 2012 UFC 155 Champion Cain Velasquez Loss by unanimous decision

 

15. Cain Velasquez

Cain Velasquez 17th UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: October 23, 2010
Lost title: November 12, 2011
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 October 23, 2010 UFC 121 Challenger Brock Lesnar Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
2 November 12, 2011 UFC on Fox 1 Champion Junior dos Santos Loss by KO/TKO, Round 1

 

2000s Champions

 

14. Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar 14th UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: November 15, 2008
Lost title: October 23, 2010
Successful defenses: 2

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 November 15, 2008 UFC 91 Challenger Randy Couture Win by KO/TKO, Round 2
2 July 11, 2009 UFC 100 Champion Frank Mir Win by KO/TKO, Round 2
3 July 3, 2010 UFC 116 Champion Shane Carwin Win by arm-triangle choke, Round 2
4 October 23, 2010  UFC 121 Champion Cain Velasquez Loss by KO/TKO, Round 1

 

13. Randy Couture

Randy Couture 3rd UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: March 3, 2007
Lost title: November 15, 2008
Successful defenses: 1

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 March 3, 2007 UFC 68 Challenger Tim Sylvia Win by unanimous decision
2 August 25, 2007 UFC 74 Champion Gabriel Gonzaga Win by KO/TKO, Round 3
3 November 15, 2008 UFC 91 Champion Brock Lesnar  Loss by KO/TKO, Round 2

 

12. Tim Sylvia

Tim Sylvia 9th UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: April 15, 2006
Lost title: March 3, 2007
Successful defenses: 2

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 April 15, 2006 UFC 59 Challenger Andrei Arlovski Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
2 July 8, 2006 UFC 61 Champion Andrei Arlovski Win by unanimous decision
3 November 18, 2006 UFC 65 Champion Jeff Monson Win by unanimous decision
4 March 3, 2007 UFC 68 Champion Randy Couture Loss by unanimous decision

 

11. Andrei Arlovski

Andrei Arlovski - 11th UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: Belarus
Won title: August 12, 2005
Lost title: April 15, 2006
Successful defenses: 1

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 October 7, 2005 UFC 55 Champion Paul Buentello Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
2 April 15, 2006 UFC 59 Champion Tim Sylvia Loss by KO/TKO, Round 1

 

10. Frank Mir

Frank Mir 10th UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: June 19, 2004
Lost title: August 12, 2005
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 June 19, 2004 UFC 48 Challenger Tim Sylvia Win by armbar, Round 1

 

9. Tim Sylvia

Tim Sylvia 9th UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: February 28, 2003
Lost title: October 15, 2003
Successful defenses: 1

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 February 28, 2003 UFC 41 Challenger Ricco Rodriguez Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
2 September 26, 2003 UFC 44 Champion Gan McGee Win by KO/TKO, Round 1

 

8. Ricco Rodriguez

Ricco Rodriguez 8th UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: September 27, 2002
Lost title: February 28, 2003
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 September 27, 2002 UFC 39 Challenger Randy Couture Win by KO/TKO, Round 5
2 February 28, 2003  UFC 41 Champion Tim Sylvia Loss by KO/TKO, Round 1

 

7. Josh Barnett

Josh Barnett 7th UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: March 22, 2002
Lost title: July 26, 2002
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 March 22, 2002 UFC 36 Challenger Randy Couture Win by KO/TKO, Round 2

 

6. Randy Couture

Randy Couture 3rd UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: November 17, 2000
Lost title: March 22, 2002
Successful defenses: 2

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 November 17, 2000 UFC 28 Challenger Kevin Randleman Win by KO/TKO, Round 3
2 May 4, 2001 UFC 31 Champion Pedro Rizzo Win by unanimous decision
3 November 2, 2001 UFC 34 Champion Pedro Rizzo Win by KO/TKO, Round 3
4 March 22, 2002 UFC 36 Champion Josh Barnett Loss by KO/TKO, Round 2

 

1990s Champions

 

5. Kevin Randleman

Kevin Randleman 5th UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: November 19, 1999
Lost title: November 17, 2000
Successful defenses: 1

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 November 19, 1999 UFC 23 Challenger Pete Williams Win by decision
2 June 9, 2000 UFC 26 Champion Pedro Rizzo Win by unanimous decision
3 November 17, 2000 UFC 28 Champion Randy Couture Loss by KO/TKO, Round 3

 

4. Bas Rutten

Bas Rutten - 4th UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: Netherlands
Won title: May 7, 1999
Lost title: June, 1999
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 May 7, 1999 UFC 20 Challenger Kevin Randleman Win by split decision

 

3. Randy Couture

Randy Couture 3rd UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: December 21, 1997
Lost title: January, 1998
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 December 21, 1997 UFC 15.5 Challenger Maurice Smith Win by decision

 

2. Maurice Smith

Maurice Smith 2nd UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: July 27, 1997
Lost title: December 21, 1997
Successful defenses: 1

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 July 27, 1997 UFC 14 Challenger Mark Coleman Win by unanimous decision
2 October 17, 1997 UFC 15 Champion David Abbott Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
3 December 21, 1997 UFC 15.5 Champion Randy Couture Loss by decision

 

1. Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman 1st UFC heavyweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: February 7, 1997
Lost title: July 27, 1997
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 February 7, 1997 UFC 12 Challenger Dan Severn Win by neck crank, Round 1
2 July 27, 1997 UFC 14 Champion Maurice Smith Loss by unanimous decision

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