All Hail the Mouse: Flyweight lineal king defends five titles, quests for more

Hello lineal title fans! There are two weight classes I have yet to detail when it comes to lineal titles. The Flyweights, which will be the focus of today's post, and the Women's titles, which I will detail right before the Rousey -Tate rematch on the 28th.

Mighty Mouse just seems to keep getting better and the exciting thing about his division is that the UFC has been committed to adding to the roster. Recently, these additions have resulted in meaningful opportunities from a lineal title perspective. I'll start by detailing Mighty Mouse's 5 titles and then focus on the belts that could be on the horizon for the flyweight lineal king. Let's take a look!

A Mouse and His Titles:


As you can see above, Mighty Mouse currently holds the UFC, Shooto, KOTC, Tachi Palace, and Gladiator Challenge belts. This represents a 36% unification and puts him in the 8th spot on the Lineal Title Leaderboard.

1. UFC

Lineal History: Mighty Mouse won the UFC Flyweight tournament by defeating Ian McCall and Joseph Benavidez

2. Shooto

Lineal History: Mamoru Yamaguchi > Shinichi Kojima > Jussier Formiga > Ian McCall > Mighty Mouse


Lineal History: Mamoru Yamaguchi > Jussier Formiga > Ian McCall > Mighty Mouse

4. Tachi Palace

Lineal History: Ulysses Gomez > Darrell Montague > Ian McCall > Mighty Mouse

5. Gladiator Challenge

Lineal History: Chino Nicolas > Ulysses Gomez > Darrell Montague > Ian McCall > Mighty Mouse

Other Lineal Titles Currently in the UFC:

6. RFA

Lineal History: Zach Makovsky or Sergio Pettis if he returns to 125

7. Ring of Combat

Lineal History: Louis Gaudinot > Tim Elliott > Ali Bagautinov

8. Legacy FC

Lineal History: Humberto DeLeon > Jimmy Flick > Will Campuzano

9. CFA

Lineal History: Josh Sampo won the inaugural title in Jan 2013 with a win over Alexis Vila

Lineal Titles on the Horizon:

10. Pancrase

Lineal History: Mitsuhisa Sunabe won the inaugural Flyweight tournament in Nov 2011

11. Cage Warrior

Lineal History: Neil Seery won the inaugural title in Jun 2013 with a win over Mikael Silander

12. Cage Fury

Lineal History: Sean Santella won the inaugural title in Feb 2012 with a win over Bryan Lashomb

13. Jungle Fights

Lineal History: Arinaldo Batista da Silva > Rayner Silva

14. PXC

Lineal History: Louis Smolka won the inaugural title in Nov 2013 with a win over Ale Cali

Important Notes:

  • The Shooto belt is referred to as the Bantamweight title, but is contested at 125 lbs. It also ignores 2 losses by Kojima at 135 lbs
  • The KOTC title is referred to as the Junior Flyweight title, but is contested at 125 lbs.
  • The Gladiator Challenge belt is the second iteration because Shawn Ramage retired with the original belt.
  • The Legacy FC title ignores Will Campuzano's recent loss at Bantamweight, which was ironically to Sergio Pettis who also holds the RFA lineal title if he chooses to return to that division.

Lineal Title Leaderboard:

Below, you can see that Mighty Mouse falls just below Ronda Rousey on the leaderboard. In the next week or so, I'll break down the WMMA titles!

# Name # of Titles Unify
1 Anthony Pettis 29 74%
2 Cain Velasquez 28 78%
3 George St. Piere 25 60%
4 Chris Weidman 19 51%
5 Jon Jones 18 55%
6 Jose Aldo 9 29%
7 Ronda Rousey 6 50%
8 Mighty Mouse 5 36%
8 Dominick Cruz 5 20%
8 Bibiano Fernandes 5 20%
8 Daniel Straus 5 16%
8 Vitor Belfort 5 14%
8 Francis Carmont 5 14%
8 Gegard Mousasi 5 13%
9 Marlon Moraes 4 16%
9 Akira Corassani 4 13%
9 Georgi Karakhanyan 4 13%
10 Rin Nakai 3 25%
10 Ricardo Lamas 3 10%
Upcoming Unification Bouts # Date
Jose Aldo vs Ricardo Lamas 12 titles 1-Feb
Dominick Cruz vs Renan Barao 6 titles 1-Feb
Rafael dos Anjos vs Rustam Khabilov 3 titles 22-Feb
Jon Jones vs Glover Texiera 18 titles 15-Mar
Attila Vegh vs. Emanuel Newton 3 titles TBD
Daniel Straus vs Patricio Freire 6 titles TBD
Steve Carl vs Jon Fitch 2 titles TBD
Other Titles on the Line # Date
Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva 19 titles 28-Dec
Rhonda Rousey vs Meisha Tate 6 titles 28-Dec
Hyun Gyu Lim vs Tarec Saffiedine 1 title 4-Jan
Yoel Romero vs Derek Brunson 1 title 15-Jan
Stipe Miocic vs Gabriel Gonzaga 1 title 25-Jan
Gegard Mousasi vs Lyoto Machida 1 title 8-Feb
Francis Carmont vs Jacare Souza 5 titles 15-Feb
Jimi Manuwa vs Alexander Gustafson 1 title 8-Mar
Vitaly Minakov vs Cheick Kongo 2 titles TBD

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