UFC Welterweight Champions




 

List of all-time undisputed UFC heavyweight champions (155 – 170 lb / 70.3 – 77.1 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

11. Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley 11th UFC welterweight champion

 

Nation: United States
Won title: July 30, 2016
Lost title: Current champion
Successful defenses: 4

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 July 30, 2016 UFC 201 Challenger Robbie Lawler Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
2 November 12, 2016 UFC 205 Champion Stephen Thompson Draw
3 March 4, 2017 UFC 209 Champion Stephen Thompson Win by majority decision
4 July 29, 2017 UFC 214 Champion Demian Maia Win by unanimous decision
5 September 8, 2018 UFC 228 Champion Darren Till Win by brabo choke, Round 2

 

2010s Champions

 

10. Robbie Lawler

Robbie Lawler 10th UFC welterweight champion

 

Nation: United States
Won title: December 6, 2014
Lost title: July 30, 2016
Successful defenses: 2

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 December 6, 2014 UFC 181 Challenger Johny Hendricks Win by split decision
2 July 11, 2015 UFC 189 Champion Rory MacDonald Win by KO/TKO, Round 5
3 January 2, 2016 UFC 195 Champion Carlos Condit Win by split decision
2 July 30, 2016 UFC 201 Champion Tyron Woodley Loss by KO/TKO, Round 1

 

9. Johny Hendricks

Johny Hendricks 9th UFC welterweight champion

 

Nation: United States
Won title: March 15, 2014
Lost title: December 6, 2014
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 March 15, 2014 UFC 171 Challenger Robbie Lawler Win by unanimous decision
2 December 6, 2014 UFC 181 Champion Robbie Lawler Loss by split decision

 

2000s Champions

 

8. Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre UFC middleweight and welterweight champion

 

Nation: Canada
Won title: April 19, 2008
Lost title: December 13, 2013
Successful defenses: 9

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 April 19, 2008 UFC 83 Challenger Matt Serra Win by KO/TKO, Round 2
2 August 9, 2008 UFC 87 Champion Jon Fitch Win by unanimous decision
3 January 31, 2009 UFC 94 Champion B.J. Penn Win by KO/TKO, Round 4
4 July 11, 2009 UFC 100 Champion Thiago Alves Win by unanimous decision
5 March 27, 2010 UFC 111 Champion Dan Hardy Win by unanimous decision
6 December 11, 2010 UFC 124 Champion Josh Koscheck Win by unanimous decision
7 April 30, 2011 UFC 129 Champion Jake Shields Win by unanimous decision
8 November 17, 2012 UFC 154 Champion Carlos Condit Win by unanimous decision
9 March 16, 2013  UFC 158 Champion Nick Diaz Win by unanimous decision
9 November 16, 2013 UFC 167 Champion Johny Hendricks Win by split decision

 

7. Matt Serra

Matt Serra 7th UFC welterweight champion

Nation: United States
Won title: April 7, 2007
Lost title: April 19, 2008
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 April 7, 2007 UFC 69 Challenger Georges St-Pierre Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
2 April 19, 2008 UFC 83 Champion Georges St-Pierre Loss by KO/TKO, Round 2

 

6. Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre UFC middleweight and welterweight champion

 

Nation: Canada
Won title: November 18, 2006
Lost title: April 7, 2007
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 November 18, 2006 UFC 65 Challenger Matt Hughes Win by KO/TKO, Round 2
2 April 7, 2007 UFC 69 Champion Matt Serra Loss by KO/TKO, Round 1

 

5. Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes 3th UFC welterweight champion

 

Nation: United States
Won title: October 22, 2004
Lost title: November 18, 2006
Successful defenses: 2

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 October 22, 2004 UFC 50 Challenger Georges St-Pierre Win by armbar,  Round 1
2 April 16, 2005 UFC 52 Champion Frank Trigg Win by rear-naked choke, Round 1
3 September 23, 2006 UFC 63 Champion B.J. Penn Win by KO/TKO, Round 3
2 November 18, 2006 UFC 65 Champion Georges St-Pierre Loss by KO/TKO, Round 2

 

4. B.J. Penn

B.J. Penn UFC lightweight and welterweight champion

 

Nation: United States
Won title: January 31, 2004
Lost title: May 17, 2004
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 January 31, 2004 UFC 46 Challenger Matt Hughes Win by rear-naked choke, Round 1

 

3. Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes 3th UFC welterweight champion

 

Nation: United States
Won title: November 2, 2001
Lost title: January 31, 2004
Successful defenses: 5

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 November 2, 2001 UFC 34 Challenger Carlos Newton Win by KO/TKO, Round 2
2 March 22, 2002 UFC 36 Champion Hayato Sakurai Win by KO/TKO, Round 4
3 July 13, 2002 UFC 38 Champion Carlos Newton Win by KO/TKO, Round 4
4 November 22, 2002 UFC 40 Champion Gil Castillo Win by KO/TKO, Round 1
5 April 25, 2003 UFC 42 Champion Sean Sherk Win by unanimous decision
6 November 21, 2003 UFC 45 Champion Frank Trigg Win by rear-naked choke, Round 1
7 January 31, 2004  UFC 46 Champion B.J. Penn  Loss by rear-naked choke, Round 1

 

2. Carlos Newton

Carlos Newton 2nd UFC welterweight champion

 

Nation: Canada
Won title: May 4, 2001
Lost title: November 2, 2001
Successful defenses: 0

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 May 4, 2001 UFC 31 Challenger Pat Miletich Win by bulldog choke, Round 3
2 November 2, 2001 UFC 34 Champion Matt Hughes Loss by KO/TKO, Round 2

 

1990s Champions

 

1. Pat Miletich

Pat Miletich 1st UFC welterweight champion

 

Nation: United States
Won title: October 16, 1998
Lost title: May 4, 2001
Successful defenses: 4

Title fights

# Date Event Status Opponent Outcome
1 October 16, 1998 UFC 17.5 Challenger Mikey Burnett Win by decision
2 January 8, 1999 UFC 18 Champion Jorge Patino Win by unanimous decision
3 July 16, 1999 UFC 21 Champion Andre Pederneiras Win by KO/TKO, Round 2
4 June 9, 2000 UFC 26 Champion John Alessio Win by armbar, Round 2
5 December 16, 2000 UFC 29 Champion Kenichi Yamamoto Win by guillotine choke, Round 2
6 May 4, 2001 UFC 31 Champion Carlos Newton Loss by bulldog choke, Round 3

 

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