The NXT United Kingdom Championship was established in December 2016 as a means of establishing a United Kingdom division within NXT. Despite the first champion being crowned in January 2017, there have only been two titleholders. The current champion is Pete Dunne.
On January 20, 2017, Tyler Bate defeated Pete Dunne to become the inaugural NXT United Kingdom Champion. Dunne, however, would return the favor four months later, defeating Bate for the championship.
At NXT TakeOver: Chicago, Pete Dunne defeated Tyler Bate to become NXT United Kingdom Champion. His reign currently stands at nearly 500 days. In his most recent title defense, Dunne retained the championship against NXT North American Champion Ricochet in a Double Title Match. The match ended in a No Contest when the Undisputed Era interfered; his next title defense has yet to be determined.