UFC Lightweight Champions




 

List of all-time undisputed UFC heavyweight champions (145 – 155 lb / 65.8 – 70.3 kg) and all the title fights they competed in.

Also, see the list of the current UFC champions here: http://en.mmation.com/ufc/current-ufc-champions/

 

Current Champion

10. Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Nation: Russia
Won title: April 7, 2018
Lost title: Current champion
Successful defenses: 1

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 April 7, 2018 UFC 223 Challenger Al Iaquinta Win by unanimous decision
2 October 6, 2018 UFC 229 Champion Conor McGregor Win by rear-naked choke, Round 4

 

2010s Champions

9. Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor UFC lightweight and featherweight champion

 

Nation: Ireland
Won title: November 12, 2016
Lost title: April 7, 2018
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 November 12, 2016 UFC 205 Challenger Eddie Alvarez Win by KO/TKO, Round 2

 

8. Eddie Alvarez

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Nation: United States
Won title: July 7, 2016
Lost title: November 12, 2016
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 July 7, 2016 UFC Fight Night 90 Challenger Rafael dos Anjos Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
2 November 12, 2016 UFC 205 Champion Conor McGregor Loss by KO/TKO, Round 2

 

7. Rafael dos Anjos

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Nation: Brazil
Won title: March 14, 2015
Lost title: July 7, 2016
Successful defenses: 1

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 March 14, 2015 UFC 185 Challenger Anthony Pettis Win by unanimous decision
2 December 19, 2015 UFC on Fox 17 Champion Donald Cerrone Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
3 July 7, 2016 UFC Fight Night 90 Champion Eddie Alvarez Loss by KO/TKO, Round 1

 

6. Anthony Pettis

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Nation: United States
Won title: August 31, 2013
Lost title: March 14, 2015
Successful defenses: 1

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 August 31, 2013 UFC 164 Challenger Benson Henderson Win by armbar, Round 1
2 December 6, 2014 UFC 181 Champion Gilbert Melendez Win by guillotine choke, Round 2
3 March 14, 2015 UFC 185 Champion Rafael dos Anjos Loss by unanimous decision

 

5. Benson Henderson

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Nation: United States
Won title: February 26, 2012
Lost title: August 31, 2013
Successful defenses: 3

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 February 26, 2012 UFC 144 Challenger Frankie Edgar Win by unanimous decision
2 August 11, 2012 UFC 150 Champion Frankie Edgar Win by split decision
3 December 8, 2012 UFC on Fox 5 Champion Nate Diaz Win by unanimous decision
4 April 20, 2013 UFC on Fox 7 Champion Gilbert Melendez Win by split decision
5 August 31, 2013 UFC 164 Champion Anthony Pettis Loss by armbar, Round 1

 

4. Frankie Edgar

Frankie Edgar 4th UFC lightweight champion.jpg

Nation: United States
Won title: April 10, 2010
Lost title: February 26, 2012
Successful defenses: 3

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 April 10, 2010 UFC 112 Challenger B.J. Penn Win by unanimous decision
2 August 28, 2010 UFC 118 Champion B.J. Penn Win by unanimous decision
3 January 1, 2011 UFC 125 Champion Gray Maynard Draw
4 October 8, 2011 UFC 136 Champion Gray Maynard Win by KO/TKO, Round 4
5 February 26, 2012 UFC 144 Champion Benson Henderson Loss by unanimous decision

 

2000s Champions

 

3. B.J. Penn

B.J. Penn UFC lightweight and welterweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: January 19, 2008
Lost title: April 10, 2010
Successful defenses: 3

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 January 19, 2008 UFC 80 Challenger Joe Stevenson Win by rear-naked choke, Round 2
2 May 24, 2008 UFC 84 Champion Sean Sherk Win by KO/TKO, Round 3
3 August 8, 2009 UFC 101 Champion Kenny Florian Win by rear-naked choke, Round 4
4 December 12, 2009 UFC 107 Champion Diego Sanchez Win by KO/TKO, Round 5
5 April 10, 2010 UFC 112 Champion Frankie Edgar Loss by unanimous decision

 

2. Sean Sherk

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Nation: United States
Won title: October 14, 2006
Lost title: December 8, 2007
Successful defenses: 1

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 October 14, 2006 UFC 64 Challenger Kenny Florian Win by unanimous decision
2 July 7, 2007 UFC 73 Champion Hermes Franca Win by unanimous decision

 

1. Jens Pulver

Jens Pulver 1st UFC lightweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: February 23, 2001
Lost title: March 23, 2002
Successful defenses: 2

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 February 23, 2001 UFC 30 Challenger Caol Uno Win by unanimous decision
2 September 28, 2001 UFC 33 Champion Dennis Hallman Win by unanimous decision
3 January 11, 2002 UFC 35 Champion B.J. Penn Win by majority decision

 

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