These UFC Fighters Are Sitting On The Thrones Of Their Weight Classes!
die UFC stands for spectacular fights and exciting encounters, the Octagon is where the action takes place. There are eight men’s and four women’s weight classes, and a total of 12 different UFC fighters have currently achieved their dream of becoming a world champion.
How many title defenses do the fighters already have under their belts? And who are the different champions? BILD enlightens you on the topic of cage knocking.
Women’s straw weight (up to 52 kg)
The thinnest female UFC fighters compete in the strawweight division, where women are not allowed to weigh more than 52 kg. Six months have passed Carla Esparza (35/19 wins – 6 losses) Champion, she defeated Rose Namajunas (30) at UFC 274 and was crowned the new world champion.
November 12 Esparza will defend her belt against former champion Zhang Weili, 33, at UFC 281. Can the 35-year-old footballer claim a seventh victory in a row?
Fracture: Esparza even wore the UFC belt to her wedding.
Women’s lightweight (up to 56.7 kg)
Valentina Shevchenko (34/23 wins – 3 losses) already has seven title defenses under her belt, making her the most successful fighter of all current UFC world champions. The 34-year-old is now undefeated in nine fights and is one of the most dominant female fighters of all time.
Shevchenko was born in what is now Kyrgyzstan, and her sister Antonina (38) also fights in the UFC. Prior to her UFC career, the lightweight queen defeated her opponents in kickboxing and muay thai before making her UFC debut in 2015.
It is not yet known when Shevchenko will be in the Octagon next. One thing is clear: they have already beaten four former champions, so it will be difficult for the next opponent…
Women’s weight (up to 61.2 kg)
“She’s the best female fighter of all time and one of the best MMA fighters of all time,” UFC boss Dana White, 53, praised the current women’s bantamweight world champion.
Prior to her surprise loss at UFC 269, Amanda Nunes (34/22-5) had defended her bantamweight title five times and was on a 12-fight winning streak and seven years unbeaten.
Then the shock defeat of Julianna Peña!
Also: Six months later, she regained the title in a rematch. It remains to be seen how long the “lion” will remain undefeated this time…
Women’s featherweight (up to 65.7 kg)
Amanda Nunes is currently not only wearing the gold in the lightweight division, but she is also sitting on the throne. She won an impressive fight against the dominant Cris Cyborg, 37, at UFC 232 and has held the bantamweight title ever since.
To date, the Brazilian has defended the title of world champion twice, and for four years the “Contenders” have been trying in vain to dethrone the “Lion”.
Flight weight (up to 56.7 kg)
The first UFC tetralogy is coming!
Lightweight world champion Deiveson Figueiredo (34/21 wins – 2 losses – 1 draw) and Mexico’s Brandon Moreno (28) have already fought each other three times. Results so far: Draw, Figueiredo’s win and Moreno’s triumph.
In the last fight between the two, current champion Figueiredo was able to win, and Moreno was crowned the interim champion of the world at UFC 277. So, UFC 283 is now a defensive fight. Who can win the competition once and for all?
Weight (up to 61.2 kg)
Funk Master Controls Weight!
Aljamain Sterling (33/22-3 losses) has been the champion for over a year now – and it’s very controversial.
At UFC 259, he fought Russia’s Petr Yan, 29, for the title and lost by almost every count. In the fourth round, Sterling was illegally injured in the knee and unable to continue, and the 33-year-old was crowned world champion in the round.
So far, the American has defended the title twice, in one…