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Alexa Grasso of Mexico reacts to her win during the UFC 285 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 04, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
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UFC Women's Flyweight Title Lineage

Go Through All Of The Women's Flyweight Title Winners In UFC History

The Ultimate Fighter Season 26 saw 16 women debut a new weight class with the trademark tournament. The winner would be crowned the first UFC's women's flyweight champion. 

Alexa Grasso defeated the eight-time defending champion Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 285. Let's take a look at the short lineage of the women who have held the title. 

Nicco Montano celebrates her unanimous-decision victory over Roxanne Modafferi in their women's flyweight championship bout during the TUF Finale event inside Park Theater on December 01, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa Getty Images)

Nicco Montano celebrates her unanimous-decision victory over Roxanne Modafferi in their women's flyweight championship bout during the TUF Finale event inside Park Theater on December 01, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa Getty Images)


Nicco Montaño (2017) In The Ultimate Fighter finale, Nicco Montaño competed against women’s MMA pioneer Roxanne Modafferi to determine the first UFC women’s flyweight champion. Defeating the likes of UFC veteran Lauren Murphy in the tournament, Montaño would also beat veteran Modafferi to be crowned the first champion of the 125-pound division. Montaño was stripped of the title after 280 days. (Watch on UFC Fight Pass)

Championship Reign: Valentina Shevchenko
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Championship Reign: Valentina Shevchenko
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Valentina Shevchenko (2018-2023) After competing and challenging for the championship in the UFC’s bantamweight division for three years, Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko made a move down to the UFC’s 125-pound division. She defeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the co-main event of UFC 231 (12/08/2018) to determine the next champion. With that title sitting vacant, Shevchenko and former UFC women’s strawweight champion would fight for the full 25 minutes. The judges deemed her as the new flyweight champion.(Watch on UFC Fight Pass)

Alexa Grasso (Present) Defeats the eight time reigning champion Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 285 (03/04/2023) at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Grasso is now the third Mexican born fighter to win a title in the past 3 months. (Watch On UFC Fight Pass) Grasso and Shevchenko fight to a split draw at Noche UFC (09/16/2023). (Watch On UFC Fight Pass)

Related: UFC Women's Strawwweight Title Lineage | UFC Women's Bantamweight Title Lineage | UFC Women's Featherweight Title Lineage

UFC 285: Jones vs Gane took place live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 4, 2023. See the Final Results, Official Scorecards and Who Won Bonuses - and relive the action on UFC Fight Pass