Title Defenses

Most consecutive UFC title defenses

Last Updated: 7/10/2018

Fighter Streak Timeframe
Demetrious Johnson 11 2013-2017 (active)
Anderson Silva 10 2007-2012
Georges St. Pierre 9 2008-2013 (relinquished title)
Jon Jones 8  2011-2015 (relinquished title)
Jose Aldo * 7 2011-2014
Ronda Rousey + 6 2013-2015
Matt Hughes 5, 2 2002-2003, 2005-2006
Joanna Jedrzejczyk 5 2015-2017
Tito Ortiz 5 2000-2002
Renan Barao 4 2013-2014
Chuck Liddell 4 2005-2006
Pat Miletich 4 1999-2000
Frank Shamrock 4 1998-1999
Amanda Nunes 3 2016-2018 (active)
Tyron Woodley 3 2016-2017 (active)
Stipe Miocic 3 2016-2018
Chris Weidman 3 2013-2015
Benson Henderson 3 2012-2013
Frankie Edgar 3 2010-2012
BJ Penn 3 2008-2009
Daniel Cormier 2 2015-2017
Robbie Lawler 2 2015-2016
TJ Dillashaw 2 2014-2015
Cain Velasquez 2 2013
Dominick Cruz * 2 2011 (relinquished title in 2014)
Brock Lesnar 2 2008-2010
Tim Sylvia 2 2006
Rich Franklin 2 2005-2006
Andrei Arlovski 2 2005
Jens Pulver 2 2001-2002
Randy Couture 2 2001


Records reflect UFC title bouts only. Tournament wins and Superfight titles are not included.

All fighters with 2 or more consecutive title defenses in the UFC are included.

* WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and WEC bantamweight champion Dominic Cruz were awarded UFC championship titles as a part of the WEC/UFC merger, technically marking their first UFC bouts as title defenses.

+ StrikeForce women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was awarded the UFC championship title as a part of the StrikeForce/UFC merger, technically marking her first UFC bout as a title defense.

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    1. Russell Ash January 25, 2018 at 8:08 am Reply


    2. Demetrious Johnson: Success in betrayal ahead of UFC 216 – MMA Plus October 7, 2017 at 12:39 pm Reply

      […] A win against Ray Borg at UFC 216 will see the perennial flyweight king overtake the legendary Anderson Silva as the fighter with the most UFC title defences, currently standing mightily at 10 consecutive. […]

    3. The CounterPunch: Mighty Mouse Needs to Embrace the Dark Side – Spinning Back Fist June 28, 2017 at 8:34 pm Reply

      […] he ever has before. That’s how it feels at least. As his quest for sole possession of the all-time title defence record draws nearer to its conclusion, things have gotten pretty messy between him and the boss man, Dana […]

    4. oleg February 8, 2017 at 10:41 am Reply

      This is one of those iffy scenarios that come from UFC being too generous with interim belts.

      When a champion is stripped of his belt, then only six month later fights for an “interim” title and wins, even though he never lost his real title – could you recognize that as a title defense? I know UFC officially doesn’t but I could go either way on it.

    5. waitwhat February 7, 2017 at 3:19 pm Reply

      why is jon jones’ listed as having 9 title defenses on the ‘most title defenses’ page? he had 8

    6. UFC 197: Fighting for Relevance April 23, 2016 at 7:03 pm Reply

      […] for anyone, and if Johnson wins, like he is predicted too, that will move him into third place for all time title defenses at eight, tying […]

    7. The Real Jon Jones – The Broken Clipboard March 22, 2016 at 3:59 am Reply

      […] illegal elbows. He has also defended the UFC Light Heavyweight title eight times, making him the longest reigning champion in the Light Heavyweight division. Early in his career, he was portrayed as a “good guy” […]

    8. Jim February 22, 2016 at 11:43 am Reply

      You not only write your be on right if we go by Matt Hughes saying you’re not really a champion until your defend your belt and the favoritism that Connor get is not only sickening but it affects many others the fight life is short in the championship window is even smaller injuries are bad enough and this is why the rule was always you had to drop the belt to challenge for a second otherwise there are many others much more deserving that would have done this long ago from BJ GSP Anderson Silva ect at the very minimum Connor should of had a rematch Josee who got caught when Dana White is or offered rematches to a bunch of people who got beat which is different than losing from Rhonda Velazquez Weidman ect and then fight Frankie before challenge in the second bell because now it’s causing a backup in the contenders at 1:55 like Alvarez who deserves the title shot and shouldn’t have to wait and there’s nobody in the top 5 open for a fight that’s not already scheduled its just BS…

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