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Adesanya is the most followed UFC champion on Instagram, Teixeira least followed

LockerRoom Team
23 March 2022

While being a UFC Champion is not a popularity contest, in today’s world where numbers are paramount, the social media follower count is indeed a factor that most people consider. When talking about UFC champions and their outing on Instagram, interestingly, the most followed UFC champion on the platform is UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.

Adesanya has a whopping 6.2 million followers on Instagram as of writing and is followed by UFC Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou who has 3.8 million followers. UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has 3 million and is in the third spot.

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Valentina Shevchenko and Rose Namajunas with 2.5 million each complete the top five. Charles Oliveira and Amanda Nunes are the two other UFC champions that have crossed a million marks.

UFC Light Heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira is the least followed UFC Champion with 295K followers on the platform when Aljamain Sterling has 355K Followers.

While this is the case with the current champions, former champions like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are huge stars on the platform. Khabib has 33.3 million followers when Conor McGregor has 44.9 million followers. Jon Jones has 5.8 million when former UFC champion turned WWE superstar Ronda Rousey has 14.8 million followers. You can see the follower count of champions below.

UFC Champions based on Instagram followers

  • Israel Adesanya: 6.2 million followers
  • Francis Ngannou: 3.8 million Followers
  • Kamaru Usman: 3 million Followers
  • Valentina Shevchenko: 2.5 million
  • Rose Namajunas: 2.5 million
  • Charles Oliveira: 2.2 million Followers
  • Amanda Nunes: 1.6 million Followers
  • Alexander Volkanovski: 564K followers
  • Julianna Pena: 496K followers
  • Deiveson Figueirado: 374K followers
  • Aljamain Sterling: 355K Followers
  • Glover Teixeira: 295K Followers

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