Title Defenses

Most consecutive UFC title defenses

Last Updated: 04/12/2022

Fighter Streak Timeframe
Demetrious Johnson 11 2013-2017
Anderson Silva 10 2007-2012
Georges St. Pierre 9 2008-2013 (relinquished title)
Jon Jones 8, 3  2011-2015 (relinquished), 2019-2020 (relinquished)
Jose Aldo * 7 2011-2014
Valentina Shevchenko 7 2019-2022 (active)
Ronda Rousey + 6 2013-2015
Joanna Jedrzejczyk 5 2015-2017
Tito Ortiz 5 2000-2002
Amanda Nunes 5, 2 2016-2020, 2020-2021 (active)
Matt Hughes 5, 2 2002-2003, 2005-2006
Kamaru Usman 5 2019-2021
Israel Adesanya 5 2020-2022 (active)
Frank Shamrock 4 1998-1999
Tyron Woodley 4 2016-2018
Renan Barao 4 2013-2014
Chuck Liddell 4 2005-2006
Pat Miletich 4 1999-2000
Alexander Volkanovski 4 2020-2022 (active)
BJ Penn 3 2008-2009
Max Holloway 3 2017-2019
Stipe Miocic 3 2016-2018
Khabib Nurmagomedov 3 2018-2020 (relinquished title)
Chris Weidman 3 2013-2015
Benson Henderson 3 2012-2013
Frankie Edgar 3 2010-2012

 

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

All fighters with 3 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.