UFC Bantamweight Title History

Bantamweight Championship

126 to 135 lb (57 to 61 kg) Prior to UFC-WEC merger, Dominick Cruz was the WEC Bantamweight Champion. At WEC 53, Cruz defeated Scott Jorgensen to retain the WEC Bantamweight Championship and was awarded the inaugural UFC Bantamweight Championship.[28]

No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1 United States Dominick Cruz
def. Scott Jorgensen
WEC 53
Glendale, AZ, USA
Dec 16, 2010 1,117 days 1. def. Urijah Faber at UFC 132 on Jul 2, 2011
2. def. Demetrious Johnson at UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson on Oct 1, 2011
Brazil Renan Barão
def. Urijah Faber for interim title
UFC 149
Calgary, AB, Canada
Jul 21, 2012 1. def. Michael McDonald at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald on Feb 16, 2013
2. def. Eddie Wineland at UFC 165 on Sep 21, 2013
Cruz vacated the title on January 6, 2014, after repeated injuries prevented him from returning to competition to defend his title.[29]
2 Brazil Renan Barão
promoted to undisputed champion
Jan 6, 2014 138 days 1. def. Urijah Faber at UFC 169 on Feb 1, 2014
3 United States T.J. Dillashaw UFC 173
Las Vegas, NV, USA
May 24, 2014 603 days 1. def. Joe Soto at UFC 177 on Aug 30, 2014
2. def. Renan Barão at UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2 on Jul 25, 2015
4 United States Dominick Cruz (2) UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz
Boston, MA, USA
Jan 17, 2016 348 days
(1,465 days)
1. def. Urijah Faber at UFC 199 on Jun 4, 2016
5 United States Cody Garbrandt UFC 207
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Dec 30, 2016 246 days
(incumbent)