Three heavyweight champions from Africa, highest from a continent. It will interest you to know that Africa has more male UFC Champions than any other continent. UFC Heavyweight Champion – Francis Ngannou (Cameroon), ). UFC Middleweight Champion – Israel Adesanya (Nigeria) and UFC Welterweight Champion – Kamaru Usman (Nigeria). Francis Ngannou is the first African UFC Heavyweight Champion and the 3rd African champion following in the path of Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya. Africans are representing very well.