Featherweight: 136-145 lbs.


Final WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is promoted to the inaugural UFC featherweight champion following the UFC-WEC merger.

Jose Aldo
pro.
N/A
Promoted To Undisputed FW Champion
UFC 123 Pre-Event Ceremony
11.20.10

def.
Mark Hominick
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields
04.30.11
def.
Kenny Florian
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard 3
10.08.11
def.
Chad Mendes
Knockout (knee) @ 4:59 of R1
UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes
01.14.12
def.
Frankie Edgar
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
02.02.13
def.
Chan Sung Jung
TKO (punches) @ 2:00 of R4
UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie
08.03.13
def.
Ricardo Lamas
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2
02.01.14
def.
Chad Mendes
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2
10.25.14

Jose Aldo is unable to defend the UFC featherweight championship after sustaining an injury.

Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor compete for the interim UFC featherweight championship.

Conor McGregor
def.
Chad Mendes
TKO (punches) @ 4:57 of R2
UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor
07.11.15

Jose Aldo is able to defend the UFC featherweight championship after returning from injury.

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor to compete for the undisputed UFC featherweight championship.

Conor McGregor
def.
Jose Aldo
Knockout (punches) @ 0:13 of R1
UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor
12.12.15

Conor McGregor goes inactive in the featherweight division while competing in other weight divisions.  The UFC featherweight championship is not defended during this time yet remains occupied by McGregor.

Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar compete for the interim UFC featherweight championship.

Jose Aldo
def.
Frankie Edgar
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes
07.09.16

Conor McGregor vacates the UFC featherweight championship after winning the UFC lightweight championship.

Jose Aldo is promoted to acting UFC featherweight champion.

Jose Aldo
pro.
N/A
Promoted To Acting FW Champion
UFC Fight Night 101 Broadcast
11.26.16

Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis compete for the interim UFC featherweight championship.

Max Holloway
def.
Anthony Pettis
TKO (kick to body & punches) @ 4:50 of R3
UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis
12.10.16

Jose Aldo and Max Holloway compete for the undisputed UFC featherweight championship.

Max Holloway
def.
Jose Aldo
TKO (punches) @ 4:13 of R3
UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway
06.03.17

def.
Jose Aldo
TKO (punches) @ 4:51 of R3
UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2
12.02.17