User:TheGoldenSamurai/UFC Roster Sandbox
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, founded in 1993 by Art Davie and Rorion Gracie. The organization was purchased from its parent company SEG in 2001 by Zuffa LLC, a promotional company owned by Las Vegas casino magnates, Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta and managed by Dana White (current president of operations). Since its inception, and through its current Zuffa management, the UFC has remained one of the more dominant MMA promotions in the world, playing host to a wide field of MMA fighters.
This list provides an up to date roster of all fighters currently competing under the UFC promotional banner.[note 1][note 2] Fighters are organized by weight class and within their weight class by their number of appearances inside the UFC. Fighters with the same number of fights are listed in order of their number of wins. Fighters with the same UFC record are listed alphabetically.[note 3]
World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) was purchased by Zuffa in 2006 and officially merged under the UFC brand on January 1, 2011. All former WEC fighters have had their WEC record listed in place of their UFC record, starting with WEC 25 (the first WEC event under Zuffa). These records have been, and will be, continued as former WEC fighters move on in the UFC.[note 4]
Strikeforce was purchased by Zuffa in 2011 and officially merged under the UFC brand on January 12, 2013. All former Strikeforce fighters have had their Strikeforce record listed in place of their UFC record, starting with Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Damm (the first Strikeforce event under Zuffa). These records have been, and will be, continued as former Strikeforce fighters move on in the UFC.[note 5]
Each fight record has four categories: wins, losses, draws, and no-contests (NC). All fight records in this article are displayed in that order, with fights resulting in a no-contest listed in parentheses.
These fighters have been released from their UFC contracts, or announced their retirement, over the course of the last month. If their release has not been announced then they have been listed here based upon their removal from the UFC's rosters.[note 6]
The fighters in this section have either signed with the UFC in the last month, have recently returned from an announced retirement, or have yet to make their UFC return or debut.[note 6]
|MEX||Jessica Aguilar||Women's strawweight||19–4|
|RUS||Misha Cirkunov||Light heavyweight||9–2|
|BRA||Cristiane Justino**||Women's bantamweight||13–1 (1 NC)|
|USA||Michelle Waterson||Women's strawweight||12–4|
Heavyweights (265 lb, 120 kg): 47 fightersEdit
Light heavyweights (205 lb, 93 kg): 46 fightersEdit
Middleweights (185 lb, 84 kg): 69 fightersEdit
Welterweights (170 lb, 77 kg): 99 fightersEdit
Lightweights (155 lb, 70 kg): 93 fightersEdit
Featherweights (145 lb, 65 kg): 64 fightersEdit
Bantamweights (135 lb, 61 kg): 56 fightersEdit
Women's bantamweights (135 lb, 61 kg): 26 fightersEdit
|USA||Ronda Rousey** (C)||Rowdy||9–0|
|CAN||Sarah Kaufman**||3–2 (1 NC)|
|BRA||Jéssica Andrade||Bate Estaca||3–2|
|NED||Germaine de Randamie**||The Iron Lady||3–2|
|BRA||Amanda Nunes**||The Lioness||3–2|
|USA||Jessica Eye||Evil||1–1 (1 NC)|
|USA||Jessamyn Duke||The Gun||1–2|
|USA||Leslie Smith||The Peacemaker||1–2|
|USA||Julianna Peña||The Venezuelan Vixen||2–0|
|USA||Marion Reneau||Belizean Bruiser||2–0|
|USA||Holly Holm||The Preacher's Daughter||1–0|
|BRA||Cristiane Justino**||Cyborg||0–0 (1 NC)|
Flyweights (125 lb, 56 kg): 34 fightersEdit
|USA||Joseph Benavidez*||The Beefcake||14–4|
|USA||Demetrious Johnson* (C)||Mighty Mouse||12–2–1|
|USA||Ian McCall*||Uncle Creepy||3–5–1|
|USA||John Dodson||The Magician||6–1|
|USA||Chico Camus||King||3–3 (1 NC)|
|USA||Zach Makovsky||Fun Size||3–2|
|USA||Sergio Pettis||The Phenom||3–2|
|USA||Henry Cejudo||The Messenger||3–0|
|USA||Chris Beal||The Real Deal||2–1|
|USA||Ray Borg||The Tazmexican Devil||2–1|
|IRE||Patrick Holohan||The Hooligan||2–1|
|USA||Louis Smolka||Da Last Samurai||2–1|
|GUM||Jon Delos Reyes||The Heat||1–2|
|USA||Danny Martinez*||The Gremlin||0–3|
|USA||Ryan Benoit||Baby Face||1–1|
|CHN||Yao Zhikui||The Conqueror||1–1|
|USA||Darrell Montague||The Mongoose||0–2|
|COL||Fredy Serrano||El Profe||1–0|
|USA||Willie Gates||Whoop Ass||0–1|
|BOL||Bentley Syler||Dr. Bolivia||0–1|
Women's strawweights (115 lb, 52 kg): 31 fightersEdit
- Unless otherwise cited, all fighters listed are retrieved from ufc.com.
- All names presented are in accordance with UFC.com profiles and may include common nicknames or alternative spellings rather than birth names.
- Unless otherwise cited, all records are retrieved from sherdog.com.
- All asterisked fighters are listed by a combination of their UFC and WEC records.
- All double asterisked fighters are listed by a combination of their UFC and Strikeforce records.
- The flags listed in these tables are in accordance with official UFC telecasts and may not fully or accurately represent the full citizenship of the peoples listed.
- UFC championship title holders are marked with a (C).
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