Most consecutive UFC title defenses

Most consecutive title defenses

The following includes all UFC champions who were able to consecutively defend their title three times or more. Fighters with the same number of title defenses are listed chronologically.[36]

Defenses Champion Division Period
10 Brazil Anderson Silva Middleweight Oct 14, 2006 – Jul 6, 2013
United States Demetrious Johnson Flyweight Sep 22, 2012 – present
9 Canada Georges St-Pierre Welterweight Apr 19, 2008 – Dec 13, 2013
8 United States Jon Jones Light Heavyweight Mar 19, 2011 – Apr 28, 2015
7 Brazil José Aldo Featherweight Nov 20, 2010 – Dec 12, 2015
6 United States Ronda Rousey Women’s Bantamweight Dec 6, 2012 – Nov 15, 2015
5 United States Tito Ortiz Light Heavyweight Apr 14, 2000 – Sep 26, 2003
United States Matt Hughes Welterweight Nov 2, 2001 – Jan 31, 2004
Poland Joanna Jędrzejczyk Women’s Strawweight Mar 14, 2015 – present
4 United States Frank Shamrock Light Heavyweight Dec 21, 1997 – Nov 24, 1999
United States Pat Miletich Welterweight Oct 16, 1998 – May 4, 2001
United States Chuck Liddell Light Heavyweight Apr 16, 2005 – May 26, 2007
3 United States B.J. Penn Lightweight Jan 19, 2008 – Apr 10, 2010
United States Frankie Edgar[a] Lightweight Apr 10, 2010 – Feb 26, 2012
United States Benson Henderson Lightweight Feb 26, 2012 – Aug 31, 2013
Brazil Renan Barão[b] Bantamweight Jul 21, 2012 – May 24, 2014
United States Chris Weidman Middleweight Jul 6, 2013 – Dec 12, 2015
United States Tyron Woodley[c] Welterweight Jul 30, 2016 – present

 

  • Edgar successfully defended the UFC Lightweight Championship twice and retained the title once following a draw against Gray Maynard at UFC 125.
  • Barão successfully defended the interim UFC Bantamweight Championship twice before being promoted to undisputed champion and defending his title once more.

Woodley successfully defended the UFC Welterweight Championship twice and retained the title once following a draw against Stephen Thompson at UFC 205.