When a UFC fighter becomes a champion, every other fighter's goal in their respective division is to dethrone the champ. Hence, it is a difficult task to remain the champion for a longer period in UFC. Here, we take a look at those UFC champions who never successfully defended their championship title.
Cody Garbrandt became the UFC bantamweight champion when he defeated Dominick Cruz at UFC 207. However, he lost his title in his next fight against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 217.
Petr Yan defeated Jose Aldo at UFC 251 and became the UFC bantamweight champion. He then lost his title in his next fight against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259.
Eddie Alvarez won the UFC lightweight title after he defeated Rafael dos Anjos. He then faced Conor McGregor in his next fight at UFC 205 and lost the title.
Luke Rockhold claimed the UFC middleweight title when he defeated Chris Weidman at UFC 194. He lost his title in his next fight against Michael Bisping at UFC 199.
Miesha Tate defeated Holly Holm at UFC 196 and became the UFC women's bantamweight champion. She then lost her title in her next fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200.