Ultimate Fighting Championship
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the largest Mixed Martial Arts organization on the planet after recently buying out their top competitor, PRIDE. Originally begun in the mid 1990's as a way to showcase martial artists of different disciplines facing each other, the sport has evolved into weight classes and extra rules so that it could be accepted by the mainstream. The fighters have evolved as well. It is rare to have a fighter practice only one discipline. The fighters that win are usually well rounded in all facets of fighting. The current president of the UFC is Dana White.
|Division||Champion||Last Title Defense|
|Heavyweight||Brock Lesnar||TKO Frank Mir|
|Light Heavyweight||Mauricio Rua "Shogun"||KO Lyoto Machida|
|Middleweight||Anderson Silva||Damian Maia by unanimous decision|
|Welterweight||Georges St. Pierre||Def. Dan Hardy by unanimous decision|
|Lightweight||Frankie Edgar||BJ Penn by unanimous decision|