UFC Middleweight Champions




 

List of all-time undisputed UFC middleweight champions (170 – 185 lb / 77.1 – 83.9 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. Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker 10th UFC middleweight champion

 

Nation: Australia
Won title: December 7, 2017
Lost title: Current champion
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome

 

2010s Champions

 

9. Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre UFC middleweight and welterweight champion

 

Nation: Canada
Won title: November 4, 2017
Lost title: December 7, 2017
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 November 4, 2017 UFC 217 Challenger Michael Bisping Win by rear-naked choke, Round 3

 

8. Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping 8th UFC middleweight champion

 

Nation: England
Won title: June 4, 2016
Lost title: November 4, 2017
Successful defenses: 1

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 June 4, 2016 UFC 199 Challenger Luke Rockhold Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
2 October 8, 2016 UFC 204 Champion Dan Henderson Win by unanimous decision
3 November 4, 2017 UFC 217 Champion Georges St-Pierre Loss by rear-naked choke, Round 3

 

7. Luke Rockhold

Luke Rockhold 7th UFC middleweight champion

 

Nation: United States
Won title: December 12, 2015
Lost title: June 4, 2016
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 December 12, 2015 UFC 194 Challenger Chris Weidman Win by KO/TKO, Round 4
2 June 4, 2016 UFC 199 Champion Michael Bisping Loss by KO/TKO, Round 1

 

6. Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman 6th UFC middleweight champion

 

Nation: United States
Won title: July 6, 2013
Lost title: December 12, 2015
Successful defenses: 3

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 July 6, 2013 UFC 162 Challenger Anderson Silva Win by KO/TKO, Round 2
2 December 28, 2013 UFC 168 Champion Anderson Silva Win by KO/TKO, Round 2
3 July 5, 2014 UFC 175 Champion Lyoto Machida Win by unanimous decision
4 May 23, 2015 UFC 187 Champion Vitor Belfort Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
5 December 12, 2015 UFC 194 Champion Luke Rockhold Loss by KO/TKO, Round 4

 

2000s Champions

 

5. Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva 5th UFC middleweight champion

 

Nation: Brazil
Won title: October 14, 2006
Lost title: July 6, 2013
Successful defenses: 10

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 October 14, 2006 UFC 64 Challenger Rich Franklin Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
2 July 7, 2007 UFC 73 Champion Nate Marquardt Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
3 October 20, 2007 UFC 77 Champion Rich Franklin Win by KO/TKO, Round 2
4 March 1, 2008 UFC 82 Champion Dan Henderson Win by rear-naked choke, Round 2
5 October 25, 2008 UFC 90 Champion Patrick Cote Win by KO/TKO, Round 3
6 April 18, 2009 UFC 97 Champion Thales Leites Win by unanimous decision
7 April 10, 2010 UFC 112 Champion Demian Maia Win by unanimous decision
8 August 7, 2010 UFC 117 Champion Chael Sonnen Win by triangle armbar, Round 5
9 February 5, 2011 UFC 126 Champion Vitor Belfort Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
10 August 27, 2011 UFC 134 Champion Yushin Okami Win by KO/TKO, Round 2
11 July 7, 2012 UFC 148 Champion Chael Sonnen Win by KO/TKO, Round 2
12 July 6, 2013 UFC 162 Champion Chris Weidman Loss by KO/TKO, Round 2

 

4. Rich Franklin

Rich Franklin 4th UFC middleweight champion

 

Nation: United States
Won title: June 4, 2005
Lost title: October 14, 2006
Successful defenses: 2

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 June 4, 2005 UFC 53 Challenger Evan Tanner Win by KO/TKO, Round 4
2 November 19, 2005 UFC 56 Champion Nate Quarry Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
3 March 4, 2006 UFC 58 Champion David Loiseau Win by unanimous decision
12 October 14, 2006 UFC 64 Champion Anderson Silva Loss by KO/TKO, Round 1

 

3. Evan Tanner

Evan Tanner 3rd UFC middleweight champion

 

Nation: United States
Won title: February 5, 2005
Lost title: June 4, 2005
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 February 5, 2005 UFC 51 Challenger David Terrell Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
2 June 4, 2005 UFC 53 Champion Rich Franklin Loss by KO/TKO, Round 4

 

2. Murilo Bustamante

Murilo Bustamante 2nd UFC middleweight champion

 

Nation: Brazil
Won title: January 11, 2002
Lost title: October 5, 2002
Successful defenses: 1

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 January 11, 2002 UFC 35 Challenger Dave Menne Win by KO/TKO, Round 2
2 May 10, 2002 UFC 37 Champion Matt Lindland Win by guillotine choke, Round 3

 

1. Dave Menne

Dave Menne 1st UFC middleweight champion

 

Nation: United States
Won title: September 28, 2001
Lost title: January 11, 2002
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 September 28, 2001 UFC 33 Challenger Gil Castillo Win by unanimous decision
2 January 11, 2002 UFC 35 Champion Murilo Bustamante Loss by KO/TKO, Round 2

 

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