With Renan Barao's recent loss to TJ Dillashaw, there's only one non-US (Brazilian) Champion left - Jose Aldo. Heavyweight * Cain Velasquez Light Heavyweight *Jon Jones Middleweight * Chris Weidman Welterweight * Johny Hendricks Lightweight * Anthony Pettis Featherweight * Jose Aldo (only Brazilian) Bantamweight * T.J. Dillashaw Flyweight * Demetrious Johnson W Bantamweight Ronda Rousey Just one champion before the current ones, Brazilian MMA had JDS as champ at Heavyweight, Shogun Rua at LHW, Anderson Silva at MW and Renan Barao. That was 5 out of 8 champs being Brazilian! At the contender level besides former champs JDS and Renan Barao, the only Brazilian top contenders are Fabricio Werdum, Lyoto Machida, Jacare Souza, Raphael Assuncao and Vitor Belfort. That's pretty much it in all 8 divisions! (or 9 if you count WBW) Is the fact that MMA has gotten so popular in the US that we won't be seeing many Brazilian champions in the future? Seems like Brazilian MMA is going the way of Japanese MMA - no longer competitive with the US.