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Ultimate Fighting Championship
World Lightweight Title
[155lb/70kg limit]
(as of 2013/08/31)

Pat Miletich 1998/10/16 São Paulo, BRA
Defeats Mikey Burnett to become the first UFC Lightweight champion.
Carlos Newton 2001/05/04 Atlantic City, NJ
Becomes the World Welterweight Title according to the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts established in 00.


Jens Pulver2001/02/23Atlantic City, NJ
Defeats Caol Uno to become the UFC Bantamweight champion; becomes the World Lightweight Title according to the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts established in 00; stripped in 02/03 due to a contract dispute; B.J. Penn and Caol Uno fight to a draw on 03/02/28 in Atlantic City, NJ in the final of a 4-man tournament for the vacant title.
Sean Sherk2006/10/14Las Vegas, NV
Defeats Kenny Florian; stripped 07/12/08 after testing positive for anabolic steroids in a post-fight drug test.
B.J. Penn2008/01/19Newcastle, GBR
Defeats Joe Stevenson.
Frankie Edgar2010/04/10Abu Dhabi, UAE
Benson Henderson 2012/02/26 Saitama, JPN
Also defeats Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez on 13/04/20 in San Jose, CA.
Anthony Pettis 2013/08/31 Milwaukee, WI




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