The failures: Vitor Belfort was previously the LHW champion but failed twice to capture the MW championship. He first lost to Anderson Silva then again to Chris Weidman. TJ Dillashaw challenged Henry Cejudo for the FLW championship as the reigning BW champion and came up short. Frankie was a LW champion before dropping to FW. He challenged for the 145 championship twice but lost both times, first to Jose Aldo, then to Max Holloway. Holly Holm famously defeated Rhonda Rousey to win the BW championship. But, she failed twice to win the FW championship, first against Germain DeRandami, then again to Chris Cyborg Lyoto Machido was the LHW champion, then lost against Chris Weidman for the MW championship. Germain DeRandami was the FW champion then lost to Amanda Nunes for the BW championship Joanna Jedrzejczyk was the 115 champion then lost to Valentina Shevchenko for the 125 championship Jose Aldo was the FW champion then lost to Peter Yan for the BW championship Anthony Pettis was the LW champion then lost to Max Holloway for the FW championship.