UFC Featherweight Title History

Featherweight Championship

136 to 145 lb (61 to 66 kg) Prior to the UFC-WEC merger, José Aldo was the WEC Featherweight Champion. Aldo was awarded the inaugural UFC Featherweight Championship on November 20, 2010, at UFC 123 in a ceremony prior to the event.[25]

No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1 Brazil José Aldo
promoted to undisputed champion
UFC 123
Auburn Hills, MI, USA
Nov 20, 2010 1,848 days 1. def. Mark Hominick at UFC 129 on Apr 30, 2011
2. def. Kenny Florian at UFC 136 on Oct 8, 2011
3. def. Chad Mendes at UFC 142 on Jan 14, 2012
4. def. Frankie Edgar at UFC 156 on Feb 2, 2013
5. def. Chan Sung Jung at UFC 163 on Aug 3, 2013
6. def. Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169 on Feb 1, 2014
7. def. Chad Mendes at UFC 179 on Oct 25, 2014
Republic of Ireland Conor McGregor
def. Chad Mendes for interim title
UFC 189
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Jul 11, 2015
2 Republic of Ireland Conor McGregor UFC 194
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Dec 12, 2015 350 days
Brazil José Aldo
def. Frankie Edgar for interim title
UFC 200
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Jul 9, 2016
McGregor was stripped of the title on November 26, 2016, after the UFC opted to focus on his lightweight title.[26][27]
3 Brazil José Aldo (2)
promoted to undisputed champion
Nov 26, 2016 189 days
(2,037 days)
United States Max Holloway
def. Anthony Pettis for interim title
UFC 206
Toronto, ON, Canada
Dec 10, 2016
4 United States Max Holloway UFC 212
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jun 3, 2017 91 days
(incumbent)