Longest UFC Title Reigns

Longest UFC Title Reigns

In combat sports, we hold champions in high honor who are able to hold onto their titles for years. The UFC has had many fighters who have had some incredible title reigns during the promotion’s history.

Here is a list of the five longest UFC title reigns in history. Check out the list of title reigns below and the highest odd prediction available in the link provided.

Anderson Silva(2457 Days)

Anderson Silva

Out of all of the longest UFC title reigns in MMA history, Anderson “The Spider” Silva had the greatest reign. In the opinion of many fans and fighters, it was the most dominant run by any fighter ever.

Silva’s reign lasted an incredible 2457 days with over 10 successful title defenses. The Spider not only defended his title, but decimated his competition with numerous vicious stoppage wins.

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We are unlikely to ever see another run as champion quite like the one the great Anderson Silva had.

Demetrious Johnson(2142 Days)

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Another one of the longest UFC title reigns that many put up there with the best ever is Demetrious Johnson’s run. Mighty Mouse was without a doubt, the greatest UFC flyweight champion in the history of the organization.

Demetrious held his title for an incredible 2142 days and surpassed Silva’s title defenses with 11 defenses. During that dominant run as flyweight champion, many considered Johnson the P4P best in the world.

He beat everyone from Henry Cejudo, Ray Borg, Wilson Reis, Kyoji Horiguchi, and John Dodson. Many also argue that Johnson won his contested split decision loss to Cejudo that ended his title.  Johnson then left the UFC where he landed at Cayman Islands promotion, ONE Championship.

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Either way, his run was still one of the greatest and longest UFC title reigns ever.

Georges St. Pierre(2064 Days)

Georges St Pierre

Georges St. Pierre is widely considered as one of the MMA GOATS. GSP also had one of the longest UFC title reigns and the best run in the history of the welterweight division.

His reign as champion lasted over 2,064 days and consisted of nine successful title defenses. During his run as champion, GSP showed that he was one of the P4P champs with his well-rounded skills.

He cleared out the welterweight division and then came back years later to win the middleweight title.

Amanda Nunes(1981 Days)

Amanda Nunes

Amanda Nunes comes in next on the longest UFC title reigns in fourth place. Nunes is widely considered the GOAT of women’s MMA and one of the greatest fighters ever.

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She had an impeccable run as the women’s bantamweight champion which lasted an astounding 1981 days. A long title reign that created quite a path of destruction during her reign.

Nunes was also able to win the women’s featherweight title in the middle of her title reign. Another feather in her cap to further add to her incredible legacy as a champion.

Jose Aldo(1848 Days)

Jose Aldo

The last spot on the current list of the longest UFC title reigns is the original 145 lb king Jose Aldo. Jose is one of the greatest MMA fighters ever who helped put the featherweight division on the map. 

He was the inaugural featherweight champion and had a long reign which consisted of 1848 days and seven title reigns. Aldo is one of the greatest fighters ever and MMA was better during his reign as champion.