How Many UFC Belts Are There? | Simply Explained
In this page, we'll go over how many UFC belts there are, how many there are for men's and women's divisions, as well as which weight classes they are.
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How Many UFC Belts Are There
There are a total of 12 belts in the in the UFC. 8 in the men's divisions, and 4 in the women's division.
|Weight Class||Weight||Men/Women or Both|
|Strawweight||115 lbs||Women only|
|Light Heavyweight||205 lbs||Men|
|Heavyweight||Up to 265 lbs||Men|
What Are The Different UFC Belts?
Each belt signifies a different weight class, as there is a champion belt for each weight class. However, in 2019 the UFC revealed their newly designed Legacy Belt, with a completely new look, including custom looks and stones for each champion fighter.
Check out the new editions to the UFC Legacy Belt 👀 pic.twitter.com/2pSDoMpaiv— UFC (@ufc) January 18, 2019
Is There Only One UFC Belt?
No, in fact there are 12 belts with a champion in each weight class. There are occasional exceptions however, as there can be interim champions in a weight class. Interim champions occur when the active champion has been inactive due to injuries or moving up to another weight class.
A fight is made for two fighters to fight for the interim belt, and whoever wins becomes the interim champion. The interim champion then has an automatic title fight vs the champion, and whoever wins becomes the undisputed champion of that weight class.