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Current UFC Champions


There are plenty of MMA organizations doing business today, but the UFC is still king of the hill by a long shot. In accordance with this, the current UFC champions are oftentimes considered the champions of their entire weight class in the sport, even if this may not be entirely true.

Regardless, here is a list of the current UFC champions for your perusal.

UFC Heavyweight Champion - Cain Velasquez (Over 205-265 lbs.)

Courtesy of Sherdog.com

Can you say revenge? Cain Velasquez absolutely dominated Junior dos Santos over five rounds at UFC 155 to take home the belt. Are we now finally firmly finding ourselves in the age of Velasquez?

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion - Jon Jones (Over 185-205 lbs.)

Courtesy of Sherdog.com

After absolutely demolishing Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, putting Lyoto Machida to sleep, and persevering through a tough fight with Vitor Belfort, Jon Jones has firmly entrenched himself as champion. And a lot of people are thinking he'll be standing that way for a very long time.

UFC Middleweight Champion - Chris Weidman (Over 170-185 lbs.)

Courtesy of Sherdog.com

Anderson Silva had been on one of the most dominant streaks in UFC history. But now the middleweight division is Chris Weidman's domain, after two straight unusual finishes of The Spider.

UFC Welterweight Champion - Johny Hendricks (Over 155-170 lbs.)

When Johny Hendricks was able to defeat Robbie Lawler in a classic at UFC 171, it served as a major changing of the guard.

UFC Lightweight Champion - Anthony Pettis (Over 145-155 lbs.)

Courtesy of Sherdog.com

The bottom line is that Pettis has Ben Henderson's number.  And with that, he also took home his belt.

UFC Featherweight Champion - Jose Aldo (Over 135-145 pounds)

Courtesy of Sherdog.com.

Aldo recently took home a controversial win over former UFC Lightweight Champion Frank Edgar, serving to reinforce his status as the best featherweight in the world.

UFC Bantamweight Champion - Renan Barao (Over 125-135 pounds)

Courtesy of Sherdog.com

When Dominick Cruz went down with an injury prior to UFC 169, Renan Barao lost the interim champion tag.  But now Urijah Faber stands in his way.

UFC Flyweight Champion - Demetrious Johnson (Over 115-125)

From Wikipedia.com.
What do you get for defeating Joseph Benavidez? How about a UFC championship belt. Johnson is the first flyweight champion in the organization's history. And his recent win over John Dodson just served to confirm he's the best in his weight class.

UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion - Ronda Rousey (Over 125-135)

Courtesy of Sherdog.com

Ronda Rousey's historic, come-from-behind win over Liz Carmouche made it truly official. She is now the face of women's MMA and the organization's first defending champion.

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