Follow up to Henderson vs Melendez Lineal Title Post: Henderson the New King

For those of you who enjoyed my last post about the 16 titles that were up for grabs in the Henderson vs. Melendez fight (I'll leave the link here), I wanted to post a quick follow up.

Here is the revised Lineal Title Leaderboard:

1. Benson Henderson (16 titles)

2. Bigfoot silva (11 titles)

3. Anderson Silva (10 titles)

4. Jon Jones (9 titles)

5. George St. Piere (8 titles)

6. Mighty Mouse (4 titles)

6. Jose Aldo (4 titles)

7. Dominick Cruz (3 titles)

7. Cain Valasquez (3 titles)

8. Nine fighters tied with 2 titles: Gegard Mousasi, Johny Hendricks, Ben Askren, Korean Zombie, Moraes, Karakhanyan, Philippou, Rousey

Unification Bouts on the Horizon:

1. Bigfoot vs. Valasquez (14 titles)

Titles on the Line: WEC (Super Heavy Weight), Pancrase (Open Weight), M-1 (Openweight), Rings (Openweight), UFC, Pride FC, Strikeforce, IFL, EliteXC, Dream, WAMMA, Pancrase (Heavyweight), KOTC, Cage Rage (British Title)

2. Ricardo Lamas vs. Korean Zombie (3 titles)

Titles on the Line: IFL, Deep, Sengoku

3. TJ Grant vs Gray Maynard is for the MFC Lineal Lightweight Title. It has been announced that the winner of this fight will get the next title shot. Therefore, it seems like Henderson will have a chance to add a record 17th title to his collection.


  • Here is a list of all the major promotions past and present that I track: UFC, Pride FC, WEC, Strikeforce, Bellator, IFL, EliteXC, Dream, Deep, Sengoku, WAMMA, Pancrase, Tachi Palace, Shooto, KOTC, MFC, Cage Rage, BAMMA, K-1 Hero's, M-1, Bodog, Ring of Combat, Rings
  • Since unification is the interesting thing about lineal titles to me, I also track the percentage of lineal titles that have been unified in each weight class. Here's a look at those number:

1. LW - Benson Henderson (84%)

2. FLW - Mighty Mouse (67%)

3. HW - Bigfoot Silva (65%)

4. MW - Anderson Silva (63%)

5. LHW - Jon Jones (62%)

6. WW - GSP (57%)

7. BW - Dominick Cruz (38%)

8. FW - Jose Aldo (36%)

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