Which fighter holds the record for most losses in UFC history?

While there are a number of dubious records in the UFC, read this article to know which fighter holds the record for most losses in UFC.

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Jeremy Stephens

Among all questionable records, the one that stands out is the record for most losses in UFC history. The fighter might not necessarily be proud of this record, Jeremy Stephens has the most losses in UFC history.

Jeremy Stephens is a veteran of the sport and has made quite a name for himself. He fights in the lightweight division and has also made a few appearances as a featherweight in the octagon. Jeremy, also known as “Lil’ Heathen” has the record for most losses in UFC history. The fighter has not won a fight inside the octagon since July of 2018. He has a record of 28-19-0, 1 NC in his professional career. He has lost 18 fights in the UFC, which is the most for any fighter in the promotion’s history.

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“Lil’ Heathen” shoving Drakkar Klose during weigh-ins

The self-named, “Hardest-hitting 145 pounder” made his debut against Din Thomas at UFC 71. Stephens lost the fight via submission in the second round to kick off his debut in the UFC. But the fighter soon recovered with a win against Diego Saraiva. Many would look at Jeremy having the most losses in UFC as a surprise given he has featured in many highlight reels knocking out his opponents. Stephens has a lot of amazing winning runs in his career too.

When did Jeremy Stephens break the record for most losses in UFC?

Jeremy Stephens and Frankie Edgar
Jeremy Stephens and Frankie Edgar

At UFC 205, Jeremy was matched against former champion Frankie Edgar. He was coming off a win against Renan Barao via decision. Leading up to the Edgar fight, Stephens had 11 losses in the UFC. “Lil Heathen” lost the fight against Edgar to tie with BJ Penn for the most losses in the promotion’s history. He then later went on to lose 6 fights in a span of five years. His recent loss was against Mateusz Gamrot at UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises. He lost the fight via submission in the very first minute of the fight.

Some other fighters behind Jeremy for most losses are BJ Penn with 12 defeats, Andrei Arlovski with 12 defeats, and Tito Ortiz, Guida, Stout, and Mir with 11 losses their name. Having the most losses does not necessarily mean you are a bad fighter, it just shows the time spent in the octagon. A lot of the former UFC champions are on the list of most losses in UFC.

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