The UFC will make their debut on ESPN tomorrow night with UFC Fight Night Brooklyn, which features UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo defending the gold against UFC Bantamweight Division TJ Dillashaw in the main event.
Along with the debut on a new network, a brand new title belt has been unveiled by the promotion that will start getting used on tomorrow nights card.
All the changes kick on with the belts center plate, which features 8 flags representing the first eight countries that were homes to UFC champions (USA – Mark Coleman, Canada – Carlos Newton, Brazil – Murilo Bustamante, Netherlands – Bas Rutten, Poland – Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Belarus – Andrei Arlovski, UK – Michael Bisping & Ireland – Conor McGregor). There is also going to be 25 stones in the belt, representing the 25 years the UFC has been in existence. The UFC logo will remain on the belt, albeit some changes, with it residing in an Octagon with lines and squares engraved in it as well to represent the 25th anniversary of the UFC and the eight sides of the Octagon.
Another change comes in the form of the left nameplate, which will now feature the champion’s name, country flag and weight class. There are all going to be eight gold stones on the left side of the belt, but they will get replaced by eight red ones that will mark all the successful title defenses of the champion. The champion will get multiple belts if they hold championships in different weight classes.
Little will happen on the right side of the belt, as the eight gold stones will get turned into eight red stones (like the left side) and a gold UFC logo will get put on that side.
Check out the new editions to the UFC Legacy Belt -- pic.twitter.com/2pSDoMpaiv— UFC (@ufc) January 18, 2019
Other notable changes to the belts will see different size titles for the men and women (with the women’s belts being slightly smaller), each belt will have a specific serial number on it for the champion holding it, UFC President Dana White’s engraved signature will also be put on all the belts and all red stones will get added to the belt for successful title defenses starting at UFC Fight Night Brooklyn.