A Big Picture View of MMA Lineal Titles Across Promotions

For those of you who have followed the evolution of my lineal title posts, I am proud to say that this will be by far the most complete to date. I've placed a list of links at the bottom of this post for those readers who may have missed any lineal title related posted thus far.

The first half of this post focuses on lineal titles as they are traditionally discussed. The belts can be traced back to the inaugural titles issued by their respective promotions. the second half of this post focuses on a different set of lineal titles. I thought it would be interesting to look only at defunct MMA promotions and trace the title from the day the promotion closed its doors up until present day.

Important to note that I have only included fights within the designated weight class of each title. Enjoy!

Lineal titles across all active major MMA promotions:


Lineal titles across all defunct major MMA promotions:


Notes for both tables:


Revised Lineal Title Leaderboard:



Lineal title across all major defunct MMA promotions:



Defunct Lineal Title Leaderboard:


We'll have to wait and see if Vitor shakes things up tonight....

Watch for my next post when I break down the detail behind the combined 20 lineal titles on the line when Valasquez takes on Bigfoot!

Links to Previous Lineal Title Posts:

Fun with Lineal Titles

More Fun with Lineal Titles

K-1 Lineal Title

Lightweight Breakdown

Henderson: The New King

Lineal Titles of Luke Rockhold





\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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