The UFC has unveiled an all-new title belt design.

The Las Vegas-based promotion showed off the belt on Friday and it has received some mixed reviews from fans online. There’s a lot of meaning behind it and the UFC has disclosed those in an article that was posted on their official website.

We have photos of the title belt that was sent out by the promotion as well as the UFC President holding it. Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor even chimed in.

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“The first UFC Legacy Championship Belt will be awarded at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs Dillashaw in Brooklyn. It will subsequently recognize title defenses and new championship wins in 2019 and beyond.”

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The UFC Legacy Championship Belt is uniquely customized for each individual champion by the athlete’s country, weight class and number of title defenses.”

Starting this year, fighters, who win UFC championship bouts will be awarded a UFC Legacy Championship Belt. Also, the women’s championship belt is designed to be slightly smaller. It is identical to the men’s belt in every other detail.

Another cool feature is the fact that with “each defense of the belt in the specified weight class earns an additional ruby to be added to the athlete’s belt. Defenses and wins prior to January 19th, 2019, will not be added to the new belt.”

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