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This is a list of the fighters currently signed to contract under the UFC. All fighters have been organized by weight division, and within their division, by their number of appearances in the UFC. Fighters with the same number of appearances are organized by number of wins, fighters with the same record are organized alphabetically. Each fight record has four categories: wins, losses, draws, and no-contests (NC). All fight records in this article are displayed in that order, with fights resulting in a no-contest listed in parentheses.
World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) was purchased by Zuffa in 2006 and officially merged under the UFC brand on January 1, 2011. In April 2011 Zuffa purchased the Strikeforce organization, and officially folded it into the UFC in January 2013. All former WEC and Strikeforce fighters are marked with an asterisk * and have had their ZUFFA record listed in place of their UFC record, starting with WEC 25 and Strikeforce Challengers 15. These records have been, and will be, continued as former WEC and Strikeforce fighters move on in the UFC.
Fighter weight-class changes are noted with either an upward arrow or a downward arrow next to their names. This applies to fighters who have publicly announced a weight change but have yet to fight, as well as those who, as Anderson Silva has on several occasions, are fighting out of their natural weight class and then immediately returning to their previous one.
“TOTT” stands for “Tale of the Tape”, designating the nationality used for each fighter during a UFC broadcast.
As of May 7, 2014 new section “Inactive fighters” has been added, as a way to categorize those fighters who have been inactive for more than a year, and who have no definite date of return planned for their next fight in the UFC. This list will also include fighters who have been inactive for less than a year, but have made deliberate statements that they are taking a long term break from competition.
These fighters have been released from their contract in the last month. If their release has not been announced they have been listed here based upon their removal from the UFC’s active fighter database. Fighters in this table are listed by their release date.
|Jul. 19, 2022||Dwight Grant||Middleweight||3–5|
|Jul. 12, 2022||Alan Baudot||Heavyweight||0–3 (1 NC)|
|Jul. 12, 2022||Karl Roberson||Light Heavyweight||4–6|
|Jul. 2, 2022||Donald Cerrone* (retired)||Lightweight||29–17–1 (1 NC)|
|Jul. 2, 2022||Jessica Eye (retired)||Women’s Flyweight||5–10 (1 NC)|
|Jun. 24, 2022||Zarrukh Adashev||Flyweight||1–3|
|Jun. 24, 2022||Hannah Cifers||Women’s Strawweight||2–5|
|Jun. 23, 2022||Rogerio Bontorin||Flyweight||3–3|
|Jun. 23, 2022||Gloria de Paula||Women’s Strawweight||1–3|
|Jun. 23, 2022||Timur Valiev||Bantamweight||2–1 (1 NC)|
|Jun. 18, 2022||Eddie Wineland* (retired)||Bantamweight||10–12|
|Jun. 15, 2022||Poliana Botelho||Women’s Flyweight||3–4|
|Jun. 15, 2022||Zabit Magomedsharipov (retired)||Featherweight||6–0|
|Jun. 15, 2022||Askar Mozharov (retired)||Light Heavyweight||0–1|
|Jun. 12, 2022||Joanna Jedrzejczyk (retired)||Women’s Strawweight||10–5|
|Jun. 9, 2022||Felipe Colares||Featherweight||2–4|
|Jun. 9, 2022||Tristan Connelly||Featherweight||1–2|
|Jun. 9, 2022||TJ Laramie||Featherweight||0–2|
|Jun. 9, 2022||Niklas Stolze||Lightweight||0–3|
|Jun. 7, 2022||Frank Camacho||Lightweight||2–6|
|Jun. 7, 2022||Alex da Silva||Lightweight||1–3|
|Jun. 7, 2022||Andreas Michailidis||Welterweight||1–3|
|Jun. 7, 2022||Louis Smolka||Bantamweight||8–9|
|Jun. 4, 2022||Felice Herrig (retired)||Women’s Strawweight||5–5|
The fighters listed below have been signed or come out of retirement in the last month, or have yet to make their octagon debut or return. Fighters in this table are listed by signing date.
|Jul. 26, 2022||Joe Pyfer||Middleweight||9–2|
|Jul. 25, 2022||Cedric Doumbe||Welterweight||2–0|
|Jul. 21, 2022||Adam Fugitt||Welterweight||8–2|
|Jul. 20, 2022||Taylor Lapilus||Bantamweight||18–3|
|Jul. 14, 2022||Iasmin Lucindo||Women’s Strawweight||13–4|
|Jul. 6, 2022||Garrett Armfield||Featherweight||8–3|
|Jul. 6, 2022||Jimmy Flick||Flyweight||16–5|
|Jun. 27, 2022||Hamdy Abdelwahab||Heavyweight||3–0|
|Jun. 9, 2022||Mingyang Zhang||Light Heavyweight||16–6|
|Jun. 1, 2022||Chelsea Chandler||Women’s Bantamweight||4–1|
|Jun. 1, 2022||Melissa Martinez||Women’s Strawweight||7–0|
|May 31, 2022||Tainara Lisboa||Women’s Bantamweight||5–2|
|May 30, 2022||Ailin Perez||Women’s Featherweight||7–1|
|May 28, 2022||Lucie Pudilova||Women’s Bantamweight||13–7|
|May 12, 2022||Yazmin Jauregui||Women’s Strawweight||8–0|
|Apr. 21, 2022||Charles Johnson||Flyweight||11–2|
|Mar. 7, 2022||Khusein Askhabov||Featherweight||23–0|
|Feb. 15, 2022||Isaac Dulgarian||Featherweight||5–0|
|Oct. 26, 2021||Cristian Quinonez||Bantamweight||16–3|
|Oct. 19, 2021||Jonny Parsons||Welterweight||8–2|
|Sep. 28, 2021||Igor Poterya||Light Heavyweight||20–2|
|Sep. 28, 2021||Daniel Zellhuber||Lightweight||12–0|
|Sep. 21, 2021||Victor Martinez||Lightweight||13–4|
|Sep. 14, 2021||Lukasz Brzeski||Heavyweight||9–1|
|Sep. 8, 2021||Josh Quinlan||Welterweight||6–0|
|Aug. 6, 2021||Abusupiyan Magomedov||Middleweight||24–4–1|
|May 17, 2021||Fernando Padilla||Featherweight||14–4|
|Sep. 15, 2020||Danyelle Wolf||Women’s Featherweight||1–0|
Heavyweights (265 lb, 120 kg): 39 Fighters
First established in 1997 at UFC 12, the heavyweight division is the first of the modern weight classes. Mark Coleman was the UFC’s first heavyweight champion and has been followed by a string of notable fighters, including Randy Couture, Bas Rutten, and Brock Lesnar. After defeating Francis Ngannou in 2018, Stipe Miocic became the first fighter to defend the heavyweight belt more than twice.
Light Heavyweights (205 lb, 93kg): 39 Fighters
The light heavyweight division has often been described as the bellwether division of the UFC. First formed at UFC Japan as the middleweight division, it has spawned several runs of dominant champions. Tito Ortiz was the longest reigning UFC LHW champion, until Jon Jones took over the mantle.
Middleweights (185 lb, 84 kg): 70 Fighters
It is hard to imagine the middleweight championship belt without Anderson Silva, but that’s the world we now live in. The title was first contested between Dave Menne and Gil Castillo at UFC 33, during what many remember as the “dark ages” of MMA in America. Since Silva lost the belt in 2012, Chris Weidman is the only fighter to defend the title more than once.
Welterweights (170 lb, 77 kg): 81 Fighters
On October 16, 1998, Pat Miletich became the first UFC Welterweight champion. Dominant title runs from Matt Hughes and Georges St-Pierre were briefly interrupted by BJ Penn and Matt Serra. In 2016, Tyron Woodley took over the role of divisional king and defended the belt four times before losing it in early 2019 to yet another wrestler, Kamaru Usman.
Lightweights (155 lb, 70 kg): 82 Fighters
Back in 2002, the lightweight division was written off a failed experiment. After a four fighter tournament produced nothing, the division was effectively put on hold until 2006. Since it’s rejuvenation it has become the UFC’s deepest and most competitive division. When Conor McGregor won the belt in 2016 he became the UFC’s first concurrent two-division champion. However, no title holder has defended the lightweight title more than three times to date.
Featherweights (145 lb, 65 kg): 68 Fighters
The featherweight division has its roots back in the WEC with former champions Urijah Faber and Mike Brown. The current UFC version was taken fighter for fighter in 2010 and was ruled over by Jose Aldo until his defeat at the hands of Conor McGregor in 2015.
Women Featherweights (145 lb, 66 kg): 5 Fighters
First built over a series of superfights for Invicta featherweight champion Cris Cyborg at a catchweight of 140lbs, the UFC finally created a full fledged 145 lb division on December 13th of 2016. Germaine de Randamie defeated Holly Holm on February 11, 2017 to win the first UFC featherweight title, however she vacated it shortly afterward when she refused to face Cyborg as the division’s top contender. Cyborg took the vacated belt in 2017, defeating fellow former Invicta champion Tonya Evinger.
Bantamweights (135 lb, 61 kg): 73 Fighters
Also part of the 2010 merger, and the WEC before it, the bantamweight division is one of the UFC’s newest. Pre UFC notables include Miguel Torres, Chase Beebe, and Eddie Wineland. A long-extended title run from Dominick Cruz was plagued by injuries and only produced 3 title defenses over two terms and almost four years as champ.
Women Bantamweights (135 lb, 61 kg): 28 Fighters
The women’s bantamweight division is the first women’s division in UFC history. Strikeforce champion Ronda Rousey was promoted to UFC champion upon the weightclass’ inception on December 6th, 2012. Her fight with Liz Carmouche became the first women’s UFC bout, and among the largest in women’s combat sports history. Rousey went on to defend her title six times, before losing it to Holly Holm.
Flyweights (125 lb, 56 kg): 39 Fighters
The UFC’s flyweight division is its first truly non-transported weight class since the promotion decided to create a lightweight division all the way back in 2001. Demetrious Johnson emerged from an initial four-man tournament as the division’s first champion and went on to become the most dominant champion in UFC history, with 11 title defenses. Johnson lost his title to Henry Cejudo in 2018, and was quickly released from his contract in exchange for ONE Championship fighter Ben Askren.
Women Flyweights (125 lb, 57 kg): 41 Fighters
In April of 2016, Joanne Calderwood vs. Valerie Letourneau was announced as the first flyweight bout in UFC history. A year later, the promotion made plans for a women’s flyweight season of the Ultimate Fighter, in order to fully create the division and crown its first champion. Following injury and USADA issues a late notice bout between Mara Romero Borella and Kalindra Faria became the first fight in the newly official weight class. At the TUF 26 Finale Nicco Montano defeated Roxanne Modafferi to become the first UFC women’s flyweight champion. Montano was stripped less than a year later after withdrawing from her first title defense due to weight cutting issues.
Women Strawweights (115 lb, 52 kg): 42 Fighters
On December 11, 2013 the UFC announced it’s acquisition of 11 strawweight fighter contracts from Invicta FC. This included the contracts of the the current Invicta champion, Carla Esparza, as well as top contenders Tecia Torres and Joanne Calderwood. The first UFC 115 lb champion, Carla Esparza, was crowned following the 20th season of the Ultimate Fighter when she defeated Rose Namajunas for the title. Joanna Jedrzejczyk became the division’s first dominant champ, defending the belt 5 times between 2015 and 2017.
Due to the increasing size and complexity of the UFC roster it has become necessary to start separating out those fighters who have been inactive for increasingly long stretches of time. The goal of this list has always been to present users with information as to who is fighting in the UFC currently. As such, fighters will be included in this table if they have been inactive for more than a year without a planned date of return, or have made official statements that they are stepping away from the sport for an undetermined period of time. Fighters will be organized by weight class, and alphabetically within weight class, and listed with the date of their last fight.
|Jul. 8, 2017||Travis Browne||Heavyweight||9–7–1|
|N/A||Jorge Gonzalez||Light Heavyweight||0–0|
|Oct. 31, 2020||Jack Marshman||Middleweight||3–5|
|Dec. 7, 2019||Trevor Smith*||Middleweight||7–9|
|Oct. 12, 2019||Hector Aldana||Welterweight||0–3|
|Jun. 17, 2017||Dong Hyun Kim||Welterweight||13–4 (1 NC)|
|Mar. 1, 2014||John Hathaway||Welterweight||7–2|
|Oct. 5, 2019||Luke Jumeau||Welterweight||2–2|
|Aug. 31, 2013||Pascal Krauss||Welterweight||2–2|
|May 12, 2018||Alberto Mina||Welterweight||3–1|
|Jan. 2, 2016||Sheldon Westcott||Welterweight||1–2|
|Dec. 21, 2019||Dong-Hyun Ma||Lightweight||3–5|
|Sep. 16, 2017||Alex Reyes||Lightweight||0–1|
|Sep. 7, 2019||Mairbek Taisumov||Lightweight||7–2|
|Feb. 2, 2019||David Teymur||Lightweight||5–1|
|May 15, 2021||Kevin Aguilar||Featherweight||2–4|
|Oct. 12, 2019||Kron Gracie||Featherweight||1–1|
|Jul. 18, 2020||Nad Narimani||Featherweight||2–2|
|Dec. 14, 2019||Daniel Teymur||Featherweight||1–4|
|Dec. 14, 2019||Urijah Faber*||Bantamweight||19–10|
|May 24, 2014||Chris Holdsworth||Bantamweight||2–0|
|Dec. 8, 2018||Matthew Lopez||Bantamweight||2–4|
|Dec. 21, 2019||Pingyuan Liu||Bantamweight||2–2|
|Mar. 26, 2022||Joanne Wood||Women’s Flyweight||7–8|