Title Defenses

Most consecutive UFC title defenses

Last Updated: 11/14/2022

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
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.

123 Comments

  1. In the Wake of Jose Aldo’s Retirement, A Look Back at His… – Retirement September 22, 2022 at 3:55 pm Reply

    […] Jose Aldo retired Sunday at the age of 36. Assuming it sticks, the surefire Hall of Famer rides off into the MMA sunset with a 31-8 record and extended featherweight title reigns in the WEC and UFC, where he defended the strap seven times—the most of any featherweight and tied for fifth for the longest such streak in company history. […]

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  6. Russell Ash August 20, 2018 at 7:31 am Reply

    Shouldn’t Cristiane Justino be on this list?

    • oleg August 20, 2018 at 10:19 am Reply

      She should be. Will fix, thank you.

  7. oleg August 20, 2018 at 7:11 am Reply

    Yeah it’s not clear-cut… I know that tecnically, Aldo’s and Cruz’s WEC titles were automatically converted into UFC titles before their first fights in UFC, it just feels wrong to consider their first UFC fight an official title defense.

  8. W.F August 20, 2018 at 7:11 am Reply

    GSP has 7

  9. oleg August 20, 2018 at 7:11 am Reply

    I would have Aldo at 2. I don’t feel his first UFC fight should be considered a title defense. Same with Cruz.

  10. oleg August 20, 2018 at 7:11 am Reply

    Right you are, Joe.

  11. Norman August 20, 2018 at 12:51 am Reply

    Aldo was promoted from WEC to UFC champion last year so he was champion before the Hominick fight and therefore it was his first defense of the title.
    Cruz first fought for the UFC title when he faced Scott Jorgensen WEC 53. That fight was to determine the last ever WEC Bantamweight champion and the first ever UFC Bantamweight champion.

  12. Norman August 20, 2018 at 12:51 am Reply

    And now that I think about it, that should qualify Dominick Cruz for the Most Title Wins list.

  13. W.F August 20, 2018 at 12:46 am Reply

    Jose has 5 now

  14. DannyBoy August 20, 2018 at 12:46 am Reply

    Why isn’t Joanna Champion here?

  15. oleg August 20, 2018 at 12:46 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.

  16. Jack N August 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    George St Pierre Title Defenses is at 7 eff 17-11-12 etc

  17. Norman August 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    But if Aldo had the title before his fight with Hominick the he defended it against Hominick. And Cruz won the UFC title by defeating Scott Jorgensen in a UFC title fight at WEC 53 and then went on to defend it twice.

  18. Norman August 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    So if Aldo wins his fight against Mendes Would you list him as having 3 defenses or 2? Just curious.

  19. Mayhem August 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    Someone needs to stop silva I’d like to see gsp grow a pair and fight at 185 he might be the first to have 2 titles at once

  20. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    All right, I give. Here’s your second Hughes reign. 🙂

  21. Norman August 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    It is much appreciated. Thank you sir

  22. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    About time… just kidding.

  23. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    I’m not sure about this one… I don’t think Hominick/Faber should be counted as a “defense” for Aldo & Cruz when it was their first time fighting for a UFC title.

  24. Norman August 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    How come Frankie Edgar was updated with 3 defenses but Dominick Cruz and Jose Aldo haven’t been added to the list. They each have two defenses. Cruz beat Urijah Faber and Demetrious Johnson. Aldo beat Mark Hominick and Kenny Florian. They both belong on this list.

  25. perhuto August 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    Silva is now at 9 officially. But he should be at 10…if only Travis Lutter had made weight.

  26. Sean August 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    I think you should include WEC title defenses at FW and BW after the Zuffa purchase. Jose Aldo and Dominick Cruz both have 2 title defenses against equally, if not more-so, difficult competition than the people on this list. And surely if Miletich and Shamrock’s runs count then Faber and Torres’ should as well.

  27. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    All right, you win. Asterisk it is 🙂

  28. Izac August 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    Does Frankie Edgar’s draw with Gray Maynard count as a title defense?

  29. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    As someone else said, Hughes should be on this list twice. In his second title reign, he successfully defended against Trigg and Penn.

  30. scott August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    shouldn’t hughes have another streak of 2 from 2005-06, def. trigg and penn?

  31. Dave August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Shouldn’t jens pulver be on this list with 2? Could be wrong, but I thought he beat Penn and Hallman

  32. oleg August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Dave, you’re right. Thanks for the correction.

  33. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    If title fight is ruled a draw, the champ keeps the title. Therefore, it should absolutely count as a successful title defense.

  34. Russell Ash August 6, 2018 at 10:27 pm Reply

    Shouldn’t Cristiane Justino be on this list?

    • oleg August 7, 2018 at 9:49 am Reply

      She should be. Will fix, thank you.

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

    11/55/2017?

  36. Russell Ash August 19, 2018 at 9:04 pm Reply

    11/55/2017?

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  39. 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.

  40. 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

  41. waitwhat August 20, 2018 at 12:46 am Reply

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

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  44. 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…

  45. Jim August 20, 2018 at 12:46 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…

  46. oleg January 19, 2016 at 4:16 pm Reply

    Fixed.

  47. Russell Ash January 19, 2016 at 2:19 pm Reply

    “Last Updated: 12/13/2015”

  48. oleg August 20, 2018 at 12:46 am Reply

    Fixed.

  49. Russell Ash August 20, 2018 at 12:46 am Reply

    “Last Updated: 12/13/2015”

  50. oleg January 3, 2016 at 5:29 pm Reply

    She is now, thanks for the heads up.

  51. oleg August 20, 2018 at 12:46 am Reply

    She is now, thanks for the heads up.

  52. DannyBoy January 2, 2016 at 1:50 am Reply

    Why isn’t Joanna Champion here?

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  56. Allen December 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm Reply

    The last 3 title fights in the UFC the champion has lost that’s three in a row is that a record

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  58. Allen August 20, 2018 at 12:46 am Reply

    The last 3 title fights in the UFC the champion has lost that’s three in a row is that a record

  59. oleg July 4, 2015 at 7:04 pm Reply

    Corrected, thanks.

    By the way, if Jones or GSP come back and fight for the title right away and win… Should their streaks continue, since they never lost? Or start over?

  60. Russell Ash July 4, 2015 at 5:58 pm Reply

    It says: “Last Updated: 1/7/2014”

    …and Jones’ run is over.

  61. oleg August 20, 2018 at 12:46 am Reply

    Corrected, thanks.

    By the way, if Jones or GSP come back and fight for the title right away and win… Should their streaks continue, since they never lost? Or start over?

  62. Russell Ash August 20, 2018 at 12:46 am Reply

    It says: “Last Updated: 1/7/2014”

    …and Jones’ run is over.

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  71. FACTS August 20, 2018 at 12:46 am Reply

    Every One Knows Jon Jones Lost That Fight But That Was The Last Claim Of Fame TITO Had. DANA THE SCAB Uses Fighters Making Money Off Of One Fighter To The Next
    He Mad The So You Cant Click On TITO’s On The UFC Website & Has Removed Him From The UFC Hal Of Fame. He’s Also Missing From The LHW Lineal Champ List On Here “2000-2003”
    DANA Also Gave Lyota Machida A Bonus Along With The KO, Submission & Fight Of the Night Awards When He Got Out Of Tito’s Arm Bar & Beat Tito.
    DANA Doesn’t Pay Fighters What They Deserve & Most Fighters Don’t Complain To Loud Cuz They Know There’s Always Someone To Take Their Place Another Fighter DANA To Make Money Off Of

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  76. oleg August 26, 2013 at 8:19 am Reply

    Thanks for the correction.

  77. oleg August 20, 2018 at 12:46 am Reply

    Thanks for the correction.

  78. W.F August 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm Reply

    Jose has 5 now

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  81. oleg November 20, 2012 at 10:26 am Reply

    Right you are, Joe.

  82. Jack N November 20, 2012 at 9:58 am Reply

    George St Pierre Title Defenses is at 7 eff 17-11-12 etc

  83. W.F November 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm Reply

    GSP has 7

  84. Allanon576 February 28, 2012 at 11:13 pm Reply

    Edgar just lost the belt.

  85. Allanon576 August 20, 2018 at 12:51 am Reply

    Edgar just lost the belt.

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  88. Norman December 31, 2011 at 2:54 am Reply

    It is much appreciated. Thank you sir

  89. oleg December 30, 2011 at 9:44 am Reply

    All right, you win. Asterisk it is 🙂

  90. Norman December 30, 2011 at 1:13 am Reply

    I see your point, but I disagree. Can I at least hope for an asterisk next to their names maybe?

  91. Norman August 20, 2018 at 2:39 am Reply

    I see your point, but I disagree. Can I at least hope for an asterisk next to their names maybe?

  92. oleg December 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm Reply

    Yeah it’s not clear-cut… I know that tecnically, Aldo’s and Cruz’s WEC titles were automatically converted into UFC titles before their first fights in UFC, it just feels wrong to consider their first UFC fight an official title defense.

  93. Norman December 29, 2011 at 4:07 pm Reply

    But if Aldo had the title before his fight with Hominick the he defended it against Hominick. And Cruz won the UFC title by defeating Scott Jorgensen in a UFC title fight at WEC 53 and then went on to defend it twice.

  94. oleg December 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm Reply

    I would have Aldo at 2. I don’t feel his first UFC fight should be considered a title defense. Same with Cruz.

  95. Norman December 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm Reply

    So if Aldo wins his fight against Mendes Would you list him as having 3 defenses or 2? Just curious.

  96. oleg December 12, 2011 at 11:04 am Reply

    Jones is right here with two.

    Cruz & Aldo are arguable, but I stand by my previous comment.

  97. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    Jones is right here with two.

    Cruz & Aldo are arguable, but I stand by my previous comment.

  98. Norman December 11, 2011 at 11:27 pm Reply

    Dominick Cruz and Jon Jones? Where are they?

  99. Norman August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Dominick Cruz and Jon Jones? Where are they?

  100. Norman October 18, 2011 at 8:50 pm Reply

    And now that I think about it, that should qualify Dominick Cruz for the Most Title Wins list.

  101. Norman October 18, 2011 at 8:38 pm Reply

    Aldo was promoted from WEC to UFC champion last year so he was champion before the Hominick fight and therefore it was his first defense of the title.
    Cruz first fought for the UFC title when he faced Scott Jorgensen WEC 53. That fight was to determine the last ever WEC Bantamweight champion and the first ever UFC Bantamweight champion.

  102. oleg October 15, 2011 at 5:55 pm Reply

    I’m not sure about this one… I don’t think Hominick/Faber should be counted as a “defense” for Aldo & Cruz when it was their first time fighting for a UFC title.

  103. Norman October 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm Reply

    How come Frankie Edgar was updated with 3 defenses but Dominick Cruz and Jose Aldo haven’t been added to the list. They each have two defenses. Cruz beat Urijah Faber and Demetrious Johnson. Aldo beat Mark Hominick and Kenny Florian. They both belong on this list.

  104. perhuto August 29, 2011 at 12:44 am Reply

    Silva is now at 9 officially. But he should be at 10…if only Travis Lutter had made weight.

  105. ThonolansGhost April 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm Reply

    About time… just kidding.

  106. oleg April 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm Reply

    All right, I give. Here’s your second Hughes reign. 🙂

  107. ThonolansGhost April 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm Reply

    As someone else said, Hughes should be on this list twice. In his second title reign, he successfully defended against Trigg and Penn.

  108. ThonolansGhost April 6, 2011 at 11:59 am Reply

    If title fight is ruled a draw, the champ keeps the title. Therefore, it should absolutely count as a successful title defense.

  109. oleg March 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm Reply

    Izac, good question. He technically did retain the title, but should it count as a defense – I’m not so sure. What are your thoughts?

  110. Izac March 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm Reply

    Does Frankie Edgar’s draw with Gray Maynard count as a title defense?

  111. oleg August 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Izac, good question. He technically did retain the title, but should it count as a defense – I’m not so sure. What are your thoughts?

  112. Jay March 15, 2011 at 1:40 am Reply

    Great effort Tito

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  114. Sean February 12, 2011 at 4:49 am Reply

    I think you should include WEC title defenses at FW and BW after the Zuffa purchase. Jose Aldo and Dominick Cruz both have 2 title defenses against equally, if not more-so, difficult competition than the people on this list. And surely if Miletich and Shamrock’s runs count then Faber and Torres’ should as well.

  115. Mayhem January 3, 2011 at 11:12 pm Reply

    Someone needs to stop silva I’d like to see gsp grow a pair and fight at 185 he might be the first to have 2 titles at once

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  118. scott March 24, 2010 at 7:17 pm Reply

    shouldn’t hughes have another streak of 2 from 2005-06, def. trigg and penn?

  119. oleg December 9, 2009 at 12:39 pm Reply

    Dave, you’re right. Thanks for the correction.

  120. Dave December 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm Reply

    Shouldn’t jens pulver be on this list with 2? Could be wrong, but I thought he beat Penn and Hallman

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