On their way to the UFC many fighters have been champions in other promotions. Let's take a look at a few examples of fighters who were champions in other organizations before stepping into a ufc octagon
Eddie Alvarez was the lightweight champion in Bellator before UFC.
Ben Askren was the welterweight champion in Bellator and ONE Fighting Championship.
Michael Chandler was the lightweight champion in Bellator.
Conor McGregor was two division champion in Cage Warriors in featherweight and lightweight division.
Cris Cyborg was the Invicta FC and Strikeforce women's featherweight champion.