Most consecutive UFC title defenses

Last Updated: 6/9/2016

Fighter Streak Timeframe
Anderson Silva 10 2007-2012
Georges St. Pierre 9 2008-2013 (relinquished title)
Jon Jones 8  2011-2015 (relinquished title)
Demetrious Johnson 8 2012-2016 (active)
Jose Aldo * 7 2011-2014
Ronda Rousey + 6 2013-2015
Matt Hughes 5, 2 2002-2003, 2005-2006
Tito Ortiz 5 2000-2002
Pat Miletich 4 1999-2000
Frank Shamrock 4 1998-1999
Chuck Liddell 4 2005-2006
Renan Barao 3 2013-2014
Benson Henderson 3 2012-2013
Frankie Edgar 3 2010-2012
BJ Penn 3 2008-2009
Chris Weidman 3 2013-2015
Robbie Lawler 2 2015-2016 (active)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2 2015 (active)
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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    • Jim says:

      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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