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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.

Recent Cuts

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.

Date TotT Name Division Zuffa Record
Jul. 19, 2022 American Dwight Grant Middleweight 3–5
Jul. 12, 2022 French Alan Baudot Heavyweight 0–3 (1 NC)
Jul. 12, 2022 American Karl Roberson Light Heavyweight 4–6
Jul. 2, 2022 American Donald Cerrone* (retired) Lightweight 29–17–1 (1 NC)
Jul. 2, 2022 American Jessica Eye (retired) Women’s Flyweight 5–10 (1 NC)
Jun. 24, 2022 Uzbek Zarrukh Adashev Flyweight 1–3
Jun. 24, 2022 American Hannah Cifers Women’s Strawweight 2–5
Jun. 23, 2022 Brazilian Rogerio Bontorin Flyweight 3–3
Jun. 23, 2022 Brazilian Gloria de Paula Women’s Strawweight 1–3
Jun. 23, 2022 Russian Timur Valiev Bantamweight 2–1 (1 NC)
Jun. 18, 2022 American Eddie Wineland* (retired) Bantamweight 10–12
Jun. 15, 2022 Brazilian Poliana Botelho Women’s Flyweight 3–4
Jun. 15, 2022 Russian Zabit Magomedsharipov (retired) Featherweight 6–0
Jun. 15, 2022 Ukranian Askar Mozharov (retired) Light Heavyweight 0–1
Jun. 12, 2022 Polish Joanna Jedrzejczyk (retired) Women’s Strawweight 10–5
Jun. 9, 2022 Brazilian Felipe Colares Featherweight 2–4
Jun. 9, 2022 Canadian Tristan Connelly Featherweight 1–2
Jun. 9, 2022 Canadian TJ Laramie Featherweight 0–2
Jun. 9, 2022 German Niklas Stolze Lightweight 0–3
Jun. 7, 2022 Chamorro Frank Camacho Lightweight 2–6
Jun. 7, 2022 Brazilian Alex da Silva Lightweight 1–3
Jun. 7, 2022 Greek Andreas Michailidis Welterweight 1–3
Jun. 7, 2022 American Louis Smolka Bantamweight 8–9
Jun. 4, 2022 American Felice Herrig (retired) Women’s Strawweight 5–5

Recent Signings

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.

Date TotT Name Division MMA Record
Jul. 26, 2022 American Joe Pyfer Middleweight 9–2
Jul. 25, 2022 French Cedric Doumbe Welterweight 2–0
Jul. 21, 2022 American Adam Fugitt Welterweight 8–2
Jul. 20, 2022 French Taylor Lapilus Bantamweight 18–3
Jul. 14, 2022 Brazilian Iasmin Lucindo Women’s Strawweight 13–4
Jul. 6, 2022 American Garrett Armfield Featherweight 8–3
Jul. 6, 2022 American Jimmy Flick Flyweight 16–5
Jun. 27, 2022 Egyptian Hamdy Abdelwahab Heavyweight 3–0
Jun. 9, 2022 Chinese Mingyang Zhang Light Heavyweight 16–6
Jun. 1, 2022 American Chelsea Chandler Women’s Bantamweight 4–1
Jun. 1, 2022 Mexican Melissa Martinez Women’s Strawweight 7–0
May 31, 2022 Brazilian Tainara Lisboa Women’s Bantamweight 5–2
May 30, 2022 Argentinian Ailin Perez Women’s Featherweight 7–1
May 28, 2022 Czech Lucie Pudilova Women’s Bantamweight 13–7
May 12, 2022 Mexican Yazmin Jauregui Women’s Strawweight 8–0
Apr. 21, 2022 American Charles Johnson Flyweight 11–2
Mar. 7, 2022 Russian Khusein Askhabov Featherweight 23–0
Feb. 15, 2022 American Isaac Dulgarian Featherweight 5–0
Oct. 26, 2021 Mexican Cristian Quinonez Bantamweight 16–3
Oct. 19, 2021 American Jonny Parsons Welterweight 8–2
Sep. 28, 2021 Ukranian Igor Poterya Light Heavyweight 20–2
Sep. 28, 2021 Mexican Daniel Zellhuber Lightweight 12–0
Sep. 21, 2021 American Victor Martinez Lightweight 13–4
Sep. 14, 2021 Polish Lukasz Brzeski Heavyweight 9–1
Sep. 8, 2021 American Josh Quinlan Welterweight 6–0
Aug. 6, 2021 German Abusupiyan Magomedov Middleweight 24–4–1
May 17, 2021 Mexican Fernando Padilla Featherweight 14–4
Sep. 15, 2020 American 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.

Inactive Fighters

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.

Date TotT Name Division Zuffa Record
Jul. 8, 2017 American Travis Browne Heavyweight 9–7–1
N/A Mexican Jorge Gonzalez Light Heavyweight 0–0
Oct. 31, 2020 Welsh Jack Marshman Middleweight 3–5
Dec. 7, 2019 American Trevor Smith* Middleweight 7–9
Oct. 12, 2019 Mexican Hector Aldana Welterweight 0–3
N/A American Calen Born Welterweight 0–0
Jun. 17, 2017 Korean Dong Hyun Kim Welterweight 13–4 (1 NC)
Mar. 1, 2014 English John Hathaway Welterweight 7–2
Oct. 5, 2019 Kiwi Luke Jumeau Welterweight 2–2
Aug. 31, 2013 German Pascal Krauss Welterweight 2–2
May 12, 2018 Brazilian Alberto Mina Welterweight 3–1
Jan. 2, 2016 Canadian Sheldon Westcott Welterweight 1–2
Dec. 21, 2019 Korean Dong-Hyun Ma Lightweight 3–5
Sep. 16, 2017 American Alex Reyes Lightweight 0–1
Sep. 7, 2019 Russian Mairbek Taisumov Lightweight 7–2
Feb. 2, 2019 Swedish David Teymur Lightweight 5–1
May 15, 2021 American Kevin Aguilar Featherweight 2–4
Oct. 12, 2019 Brazilian Kron Gracie Featherweight 1–1
Jul. 18, 2020 English Nad Narimani Featherweight 2–2
Dec. 14, 2019 Swedish Daniel Teymur Featherweight 1–4
N/A Chinese Zhenhong Lu Featherweight 0–0
Dec. 14, 2019 American Urijah Faber* Bantamweight 19–10
May 24, 2014 American Chris Holdsworth Bantamweight 2–0
Dec. 8, 2018 American Matthew Lopez Bantamweight 2–4
Dec. 21, 2019 Chinese Pingyuan Liu Bantamweight 2–2
Mar. 26, 2022 Scottish Joanne Wood Women’s Flyweight 7–8


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