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Ultimate Fighting Championship
World Light Heavyweight Title
[205lb/93kg limit]
(as of 2017/07/29)

* Middleweight Title until 2001/05.

Frank Shamrock1997/12/21Yokohama, JPN
Defeats Kevin Jackson to become the first UFC Middleweight champion; vacant in 99/11 when Shamrock retires.
Tito Ortiz2000/04/14Tokyo, JPN
Defeats Wanderlei Silva; becomes the World Light Heavyweight Title in 01/05 according to the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts established in 00; due to Ortiz's injury/contractual dispute with UFC, Randy Couture defeats Chuck Liddell on 03/06/06 in Las Vegas, NV for an interim title.
Randy Couture2003/09/26Las Vegas, NV
Defeats Tito Ortiz to become the undisputed champion.
Vitor Belfort2004/01/31Las Vegas, NV
Randy Couture [2]2004/08/21Las Vegas, NV
Chuck Liddell2005/04/16Las Vegas, NV
Quinton Jackson2007/05/26Las Vegas, NV
Defeats Dan Henderson on 07/09/08 in London, GBR to unify PRIDE World Middleweight Title.
Forrest Griffin2008/07/05Las Vegas, NV
Rashad Evans2008/12/27Las Vegas, NV
Lyoto Machida2009/05/23Las Vegas, NV
Mauricio Rua2010/05/08Montreal, QC, CAN
Jon Jones 2011/03/19 Newark, NJ
Stripped on 15/04/28 after Jones is arrested for hit-and-run charges.
Daniel Cormier 2015/05/23 Las Vegas, NV
Defeats Anthony Johnson; Jon Jones defeats Ovince Saint Preux to become interim champion on 16/04/23 in Las Vegas, NV but is stripped on 16/11/09 due to his 1-year suspension related to a failed pre-fight drug test.
Jon Jones [2] 2017/07/29 Anaheim, CA