By virtue of being one of the first MMA organizations in the world and having an unbroken history that extends to their present day dominance, the title of ‘UFC Champion’ is arguably the most prestigious title that any fighter can hold. ‘UFC Champion’ is by no means the only prestigious title an MMA champion may have won, but it is without a doubt the most consistently meaningful title in the history of our sport. And if being a UFC champion is worth so much, what about victories over those champions? Which fighters in MMA history have defeated the most members of this exclusive club?
To be clear, the criteria for ‘UFC Champion’ is as follows. Interim champions count. Early UFC tournament (Pre UFC 20) winners count as champions, and post UFC 20 tournament winners such as UFC Japan 2 and TUF tournament winners are not counted. Superfight winners count as champs. A win over a champion, future, present, past or at any point in their career counts. That’s the criteria used for this list. I’ve included every fighter with three or more victories over different UFC champions. For a list of all UFC Champions, see here.