UFC Fighters With Most Title Fight Wins

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File - In this Feb. 8, 2020, file photo, Jon Jones, right, kicks Dominick Reyes during a light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Jul 02, 2023, 7:53 PM
  • Here's a list of UFC fighters with the most title fight wins.
  • Jon Jones leads the list with 15 title fight wins.
  • Only five fighters have reached at least 10 title fight wins.

The MMA odds have always been more exciting when a fight has a title on the line because the stakes and pressure are at an all-time high, especially knowing that fans are placing their bets on their side in online sportsbooks, particularly with BetMGM. But there are great UFC champions who rise to the occasion and overcome their adversaries.

These champions not only won once or twice in their UFC title fights but also repeated it on multiple junctures and solidified their place as perpetual favorites in UFC odds. The question now is, who among them has the most title wins in UFC history? And when and how did they achieve this incredible milestone?

UFC Fighters With Most Title Fight Wins

Fighter NameNumber of Title Fight Wins
Jon Jones15
Georges St-Pierre13
Demetrious Johnson12
Anderson Silva11
Amanda Nunes11
Matt Hughes9
Randy Couture8

Jon Jones – 15

Jon Jones continued to set the record for most UFC title fight wins when he defeated Ciryl Gane in March 2023 and became the new undisputed heavyweight champion. Jones secured his first title in March 2011 by beating Mauricio Rua in the light heavyweight division before defending the belt eight consecutive times. Before that win over Gane, he had already surpassed Georges St-Pierre, who had 13.

After a three-year sabbatical, Jones did quick work of Gane in the opening round and submitted him in under three minutes, proving his claim that he was a glaring mismatch for the former interim heavyweight champion. “Bones” has the opportunity to extend this record as he now defends his new title in the heavyweight division.

Georges St-Pierre – 13

When Georges St-Pierre was at the height of his prime, he was an unstoppable force in the welterweight division. One evidence of that is his 13 title fights from November 2006 to November 2017, where he only lost one title fight at the hands of Matt Sierra in April 2007 during his first title defense. “Rush” captured both the welterweight and middleweight titles during his tenure with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

During his immaculate title reign in the 170-pound division, the Canadian MMA superstar has defeated the likes of Matt Hughes, Matt Serra, Jon Fitch, BJ Penn, Thiago Alves, Dan Hardy, Josh Koscheck, Jake Shields, Carlos Condit, Nick Diaz and Johny Hendricks. After a four-year hiatus, St-Pierre returned to the UFC in November 2017 and submitted Michael Bisping to win the middleweight title.

Demetrious Johnson – 12

Demetrious Johnson’s status as UFC’s greatest flyweight champion is already established after winning 12 title fights as the division’s champion. He became the title holder in September 2012 when he defeated Joseph Benavidez, and since then, he has dominated the 125-pound weight class and fended off all the challengers who were pitted against him.

The “Mighty Mouse” won against John Dodson (twice), John Morga, Joseph Benavidez (in their rematch), Ali Bagautinov, Chris Cariaso, Kyoji Horiguchi, Henry Cejudo, Tim Elliott, Wilson Reis and Ray Borg. Henry Cejudo snapped this winning streak of Johnson in their rematch in August 2018 via split decision. Following this defeat, he was traded by the UFC for another MMA promotion as they failed to get a new agreement in their contract negotiations.

Anderson Silva – 11

If Anderson Silva’s middleweight title was always on the line during his prime days from October 2006 to October 2012, he could have easily been the number one on this list, but regardless, he still sits at the number four spot with 11 title wins. The “Spider” realized his dream of becoming a world champion in October 2006 when he knocked out Rich Franklin in the first round.

Following this career-defining victory, the Brazilian MMA legend defeated Nate Marquardt, Rich Franklin (in their rematch), Dan Henderson, Patrick Cote, Thales Leites, Demian Maia, Chael Sonnen (twice), Vitor Belfort and Yushin Okami. Chris Weidman ended this supreme reign of Silva in July 2013 with a massive upset by knocking him out in the second round of their title match.

Amanda Nunes – 11

Amanda Nunes solidified her place on this list by lopsidedly beating Irene Aldana in their bantamweight title showdown in June 2023. It was Nunes’ last fight in the UFC as she announced her retirement from the sport during the post-fight interview. Before this latest victory, the two-division champion won against Juliana Pena in July 2022. 

Nunes won the 135-pound title in July 2016 over Miesha Tate and has since defended it thrice over Ronda Rousey, Valentine Shevchenko and Raquel Pennington. She became a double-weight champion in December 2018 by knocking out Cris Cyborg in just 51 seconds. Afterward, the 34-year-old champion warded off four more challengers in Holly Holm, Germaine de Randamie, Felicia Spencer and Megan Anderson.


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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.