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Alex Pereira Set To Make History As First Ever Three-Weight UFC Champion, Tom Aspinall To Dominate At Heavyweight, Khamzat Chimaev To Become Two-Weight UFC King

Owen Fulda

With UFC 303 just around the corner and several household names in the sport of MMA fighting in the coming months, InstantCasinos asked AI to predict the next 10 UFC champions from each of the 11 active weight divisions.

Our AI simulation tool selected some expected names to go on to lift UFC gold in the near future, alongside a few shock names who could return from retirement or upset the apple cart and become UFC champion against all odds.

  • Alex Pereira to become first EVER three-weight UFC champion after capturing UFC Heavyweight Title next
  • Tom Aspinall will become three-time UFC heavyweight champion, Khamzat Chimaev to be two-division UFC king
  • Amanda Nunes to come out of retirement to become UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion for THIRD time

Next 10 UFC Champions In ALL Weight Divisions, According To AI

Predicting who will win a fight between two MMA fighters is tricky enough, never mind trying to work out who the next UFC Champion in a certain weight division will be. Multiplying that by 10 and trying to figure out who the next 10 fighters to win UFC gold will be in 11 different weight classes is virtually impossible.

That is unless you use AI to try and predict the future and who could rule the roost in the UFC in each weight division over a prolonged period of time.

Here is who artificial intelligence thinks will be the next 10 UFC champions in each of the eight men’s weight divisions and three women’s weight classes respectively:

Flyweight (125lbs)

Current Title Holder: Alexandre Pantoja

  1. Brandon Royval
  2. Askar Askarov
  3. Deiveson Figueiredo
  4. Brandon Moreno
  5. Manel Kape
  6. Kai Kara-France
  7. Matheus Nicolau
  8. Muhammad Mokaev
  9. Amir Albazi
  10. Tagir Ulanbekov

Bantamweight (135lbs)

Current Title Holder: Sean O’Malley

  1. Merab Dvalishvili
  2. Cory Sandhagen
  3. Sean O’Malley
  4. Merab Dvalishvili
  5. Aljamain Sterling
  6. Rob Font
  7. Umar Nurmagomedov
  8. Ricky Simon
  9. Raoni Barcelos
  10. Adrian Yanez

Featherweight (145lbs)

Current Title Holder: Ilia Topuria

  1. Max Holloway
  2. Arnold Allen
  3. Yair Rodriguez
  4. Brian Ortega
  5. Ilia Topuria
  6. Calvin Kattar
  7. Giga Chikadze
  8. Movsar Evloev
  9. Bryce Mitchell
  10. Sodiq Yusuff

Lightweight (155lbs)

Current Title Holder: Islam Makhachev

  1. Charles Oliveira
  2. Dustin Poirier
  3. Justin Gaethje
  4. Beneil Dariush
  5. Michael Chandler
  6. Rafael Fiziev
  7. Mateusz Gamrot
  8. Arman Tsarukyan
  9. Jalin Turner
  10. Paddy Pimblett

Welterweight (170lbs)

Current Title Holder: Leon Edwards

  1. Khamzat Chimaev
  2. Colby Covington
  3. Gilbert Burns
  4. Belal Muhammad
  5. Shavkat Rakhmonov
  6. Vicente Luque
  7. Sean Brady
  8. Geoff Neal
  9. Kamaru Usman
  10. Jack Della Maddalena

Middleweight (185lbs)

Current Title Holder: Dricus Du Plessis

  1. Israel Adesanya
  2. Jared Cannonier
  3. Robert Whittaker
  4. Paulo Costa
  5. Marvin Vettori
  6. Khamzat Chimaev
  7. Sean Strickland
  8. Israel Adesanya
  9. Brendan Allen
  10. Nassourdine Imavov

Light-Heavyweight (205lbs)

Current Title Holder: Alex Pereira

  1. Jiri Prochazka
  2. Magomed Ankalaev
  3. Jamahal Hill
  4. Jan Blachowicz
  5. Aleksandar Rakic
  6. Johnny Walker
  7. Anthony Smith
  8. Dominick Reyes
  9. Paul Craig
  10. Nikita Krylov

Heavyweight (205lbs+)

Current Title Holder: Jon Jones / Interim Champion: Tom Aspinall

  1. Tom Aspinall
  2. Alex Pereira
  3. Sergei Pavlovich
  4. Curtis Blaydes
  5. Tai Tuivasa
  6. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  7. Tom Aspinall
  8. Alexander Volkov
  9. Tom Aspinall
  10. Jailton Almeida

Women’s Strawweight (115lbs)

Current Title Holder: Weili Zhang

  1. Rose Namajunas
  2. Carla Esparza
  3. Weili Zhang
  4. Marina Rodriguez
  5. Mackenzie Dern
  6. Yan Xiaonan
  7. Michelle Waterson
  8. Virna Jandiroba
  9. Amanda Ribas
  10. Kay Hansen

Women’s Flyweight (125lbs)

Current Title Holder: Alexa Grasso

  1. Valentina Shevchenko
  2. Jessica Andrade
  3. Lauren Murphy
  4. Jennifer Maia
  5. Taila Santos
  6. Miranda Maverick
  7. Maycee Barber
  8. Manon Fiorot
  9. Ariane Lipski
  10. Gillian Robertson

Women’s Bantamweight (135lbs)

Current Title Holder: Raquel Pennington

  1. Amanda Nunes
  2. Aspen Ladd
  3. Holly Holm
  4. Irene Aldana
  5. Ketlen Vieira
  6. Julianna Peña
  7. Sara McMann
  8. Germaine de Randamie
  9. Yana Kunitskaya
  10. Macy Chiasson

Alex Pereira Set To Become First Ever Three-Weight UFC Champion

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Some of the biggest names on the UFC roster of the past, present and potentially future are being tipped by AI to win UFC gold before they hang up the gloves. Familiar names such as Israel Adesanya, Charles Oliveira, Justin Gaethje, Rose Namajunas and Colby Covington are just some of the household names who AI are predicting will get their hands on a UFC Title in the not so distant future.

One man who is set to make history according to AI is Alex Pereira. The Brazilian is already a superstar, having become UFC champion in two weight divisions already. Pereira is the former middleweight king and now reigning light-heavyweight champion, most recently defending his belt in the main event at UFC 303 last weekend during International Fight Week.

According to our AI software, ‘Poatan’ is set to go one better and create history very soon by becoming the first EVER three-weight UFC champion. This of course means a move up to heavyweight imminently, beating either the full champion Jon Jones or the interim king Tom Aspinall for their respective UFC Heavyweight Title.

AI is predicting Pereira will become UFC heavyweight king after Aspinall, so this indicates that the Brazilian MMA phenomenon will defeat the English MMA fighter in the not so distant future to become the first fighter to ever become world champion in three separate UFC weight divisions.

Tom Aspinall To Win Full UFC Heavyweight Title THREE Times

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One man who is already an interim champion in the UFC but who is tipped to win the full UFC Heavyweight Title not once, not twice but THREE times is Tom Aspinall. The English MMA phenom is set to win the belt at heavyweight on three separate occasions – making him one of the best heavyweights we have ever seen in the sport of MMA.

Aspinall of course currently holds the Interim UFC Heavyweight Title, but according to AI is set to upgrade to the full champion NEXT. This means that AI are predicting Aspinall will either challenge the current champion Jon Jones and beat him, or will win a vacant title if Jones vacates the belt and retires.

AI is predicting that Aspinall could lose a fight or two along the way throughout his UFC career, but that he will win the belt another two times. Aspinall will either defeat Jairzinho Rozenstruik to win the full belt or win a vacant title fight, before losing it again and then winning it back shortly after by once again claiming the vacant title or beating Alexander Volkov – a man who has already been conclusively stopped by Tom Aspinall in the UFC.

Khamzat Chimaev To Become Two-Weight UFC Champion

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Another UFC fighter who is set to become champion of the world on more than one occasion is Khamzat Chimaev. The Russia MMA juggernaut is already extremely close to fighting for his maiden UFC Title, with AI anticipating that ‘Borz’ will not only win the UFC Welterweight Title, but that he will also win UFC gold up at 185-pounds too.

Chimaev currently fluctuates between the two weight divisions of welterweight and middleweight, hence why AI is predicting the undefeated MMA star will win titles at two different weight divisions, adding his name to the short list of elite fighters who have won a UFC Title in not one, but two weight classes.

This would put Chimaev’s name alongside the likes of Conor McGregor, Alex Pereira, Henry Cejudo and Amanda Nunes to name but a few elites who have enjoyed success in multiple weight classes. Not only that, but AI is expecting Chimaev to accomplish this feat pretty soon, given that he will win both the 170-pound and 185-pound belt as one of the next 10 UFC fighters to do so.

Amanda Nunes To Come Out Of Retirement To Become Three-Time UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion

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There is a list of UFC fighters past and present who can call themself a two-time UFC champion. This simply means they became UFC champion, lost the belt but then won it back at a later stage for a second time. This is a very elite list already, but not one fighter has ever become a three-time champion in the history of the UFC.

That is until Amanda Nunes does just that by coming out of retirement to win the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title for a record third time, according to our AI simulation tool.

Should ‘The Lioness’ achieve this feat, she would go down in history as one of the best fighters, male or female, to ever step foot in the octagon. Nunes is already widely regarded as the greatest female fighter the UFC has ever seen, but to become the first three-time UFC champion would take her name to a whole new stratosphere.

Should this actually come to fruition and UFC President Dana White is putting the coveted UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title around Nunes’ waist once again, then there is no doubt that the Brazilian will forever be remembered in MMA circles as the single best fighter to ever live. Not only that, but for centuries to come and forever more, Amanda Nunes name would always be in the history books as the first ever three-time UFC champion.

Key Factors Influencing Future UFC Champions

We have provided AI with prompts to assist in achieving more authentic victors. It possesses extensive knowledge of the entire current UFC roster, including fighters just beginning their careers and fighters also nearing the end of their careers too.

Here is the full list of key factors and why specific UFC fighters have been backed to win UFC gold in the coming years:

  1. Fighter In Their Prime: Fighters who are at the top of their game and are in their prime are likely to continue to fight at the highest level in the coming years. Fighters currently at the top of each division are likely to have a shot at the UFC Tutle and potentially winning it.
  2. Longevity/Miles On The Clock: Fighters later in their careers but have less miles on the clock can potentially compete for longer, being able to win a UFC Title fight later in their career despite their age. Also depends on fighting style/how much damage a fighter has taken in their career.
  3. Coaching & Training: The quality of coaching staff can significantly impact a fighters performance. Fighters with top coaches, in strong gyms with a dedicated training squad tend to perform better.
  4. Historical Success & Culture: Fighters who have reached the pinnacle before know they are capable of doing it again. Winning the UFC Title once is the start, fighters could go on to win two or three UFC Titles if they have the skill set required and have been successful in the past.
  5. Emerging Fighters: Fighters only beginning their UFC tenure and learning their trade, climbing the ladder and showing signs that they could go all the way to become UFC champion.


Lee Astley, Head of News at InstantCasinos, commented on the data saying:

“Although it is virtually impossible to predict who will be the next 10 UFC champions in all 11 weight divisions, AI has simulated some more than reasonable predictions as to who will be the UFC king or queen going forward.

“Alex Pereira making history in becoming the first three-weight UFC champion would be quite an achievement. Alongside Pereira creating history, the fact that AI is predicting Tom Aspinall will become the UFC Heavyweight champion on three occasions comes as no surprise, given his skills and talent in the octagon.

“Similarly, Khamzat Chimaev looks like a shoe-in to become UFC champion, which AI is predicting he will do in not one but two different weight classes. The greatest female mixed martial artist of all time, Amanda Nunes, returning to the UFC to become the queen once again would be a remarkable story, so here’s hoping AI has got it right!”

Owen Fulda

Owen is an experienced and established sports journalist who has worked in the industry for well over a decade. Having graduated from News Associates, he has subsequently featured in publications from the UK to Australia, including the Daily Star and the Express. Prior to this he sharpened his knowledge of online bookmaking at EasyOdds and wrote various features at KCW Today. He specialises in football, cricket and NFL but has knowledge of virtually all sports.