UFC or Ultimate Fighting Championship has been one of the most popular sports in the world, starting in the early 2000s. Since then, the UFC has become the largest mixed-martial-arts (MMA) promotion company in the world. The sport features different disciplines ranging from Karate, Kungfu, Kickboxing, and many more.
The sport started in the early 1990s inspired by a television series in Brazil that showcased different students defeating martial artists. From then on, twenty-eight investors planned and executed the development of the same tournament changing ints platform into a television franchise.
At present, there are twelve weight divisions televised worldwide. Moreover, the UFC has successfully conducted a total of 500 events in different divisions. The growing popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Championship has resulted in the birth of many legendary fighters. Now, we will discuss the world’s strongest UFC fighters of 2020 in the 12 different divisions.
Strawweight – Jessica Andrade
At the age of 28, Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade is the current champion of the strawweight division. Only weighing 115 pounds and with a height of 5 feet and 2 inches, she managed to have 20 wins and 7 losses in the entirety of her career. Jessica continues her conquest as the defending champion and will be competing against Rose Namajunas this July 2020.
Flyweight – Deiveson Figueiredo
Another descendant of Brazil, Deiveson Figueiredo is the new defending champion of the flyweight division. At the age of 32, he managed to have a total win of 18 and losing only one game in his entire career. The fighter weighs 125 pounds and a height of only 5 feet and 5 inches. He continues his journey as he tries to defend his title against Joseph Benavidez.
Women’s Flyweight – Valentina Shevchenko
She weighs 125 pounds and is only 5 feet and 5 inches tall, but she managed to be the defending champion of the Women’s Flyweight division. With a total of 19 wins and 3 losses in her entire career, she continues to be toughest in her division and the true pride of Lima, Peru.
Bantamweight – Henry Cejudo
A local of Arizona, USA, Henry “The Messenger” Cejudo is the defending champion of the Bantamweight men’s division. In his entire career, he managed to win 16 of his games while only losing at 3 events and he is only 33. He weighs 135 pounds and is 5 feet and 5 inches tall.
Women’s Bantamweight – Amanda Nunes
Another pride of Brazil, Amanda “The Lioness” is the defending champion of the women’s Bantamweight Division. She weighs 145 pounds and is 5 feet and 8 inches tall. She has an outstanding record of 20 wins and 4 losses in her entire career.
Featherweight – Max Holloway
Max “Blessed” Holloway is a native of Waianae, Hawaii USA. In his entire career, he garnered 21 wins and 5 losses, a total of 26 events. At 28, he managed to be the defending champion of the featherweight division. He weighs 145 pounds and is 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He continues to defend his title in his upcoming match on July 2020 at Yas Island, UAE.
Women’s Featherweight – Amanda Nunes
As the defending champion of two divisions, “The Lioness” has an outstanding record of winning: 13 of her total events via knockout, 3 wins via technical submission and 4 wins via unanimous decision. However, there are still no updates about her upcoming match.
Lightweight – Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov is the undefeated and defending champion of the lightweight division. Originally from Russia, he continues to amaze the crowd with his skills and 28 consecutive wins at his events. At the age of 31, he maintains a weight of 155 pounds and is 5 feet and 11 inches tall. There are still no updates about his upcoming match.
Welterweight – Kamaru Usman
“The Nigerian Nightmare” or Kamaru Usman is the defending champion of the welterweight division. At the age of 33, he only had 1 loss but an outstanding 16 victories in his events. Maintaining a weight of 170 pounds and is 6 foot tall, he will defend his title in his upcoming match against Gilbert Burns in Yas Island UAE, in July 2020.
Middleweight – Robert Whittaker
He goes by the name “Bobby Knuckles” and “The Reaper”, Robert is the defending champion of the middleweight division. At the age of 29, he has a total win in 20 events and 5 losses. From Sydney Australia, he weighs 185 pounds and is 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He will defend his title in his upcoming match against Darren Till in Yas Island UAE in July 2020.
Light Heavyweight – Jon Jones
From New York USA, “Bones” or Jon Jones is the defending champion of the light heavyweight division. At the age of 32, he has an outstanding record of 26 wins and only 1 loss in his entire career. He weighs 205 pounds and is 6 feet and 4 inches tall.
Heavyweight – Daniel Cormier
Daniel “DC” Cormier is the defending champion of the heavyweight division. He has an outstanding record of 22 wins and only 2 losses. At the age of 41, he continues to be the best in his division weighing 251 pounds and is 5 feet and 11 inches in height.
The UFC is now one of the most looked forward events in the globe and continues to be one of the most thrilling sports. As the promotion of the brand expands, its merchandise now ranges from placing a bet to apparel, gears, and many more.
The UFC is an amazing sport that will keep you at the edge of your seats. It continues to dominate from the fenced ring to the hearts of the players and their fans. The UFC promotion company does not disappoint as it continues to pave its way and make a mark in human history.