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richieb19
2/10/07 1:59:02AM
UFC


Lightweight: (146lbs-155lbs)

Jens Pulver def. Caol Uno via decision, UFC 30. Defended 2X
- title vacated - (contract dispute)
Sean Sherk def. Kenny Florian via decision, UFC 64. Defended 1X


Welterweight: (156lbs-170lbs)

Pat Miletich def. Mikey Burnett via decision, UFC Ultimate Brazil. Defended 4X*
Carlos Newton def. Pat Miletich via submission, UFC 31
Matt Hughes def. Carlos Newton via KO, UFC 34. Defended 5X
B.J. Penn def. Matt Hughes via submission, UFC 46
- title vacated - (contract dispute)
Matt Hughes def. Georges St.Pirerre via submission, UFC 50. Defended 2X
Georges St.Pierre def. Matt Hughes via TKO, UFC 65
Matt Serra def. Georges St.Pierres via via TKO, UFC 69

*WW division at the time had a cap of 170lbs, and was named LW division.

Middleweight: (171lbs-185lbs)

Dave Menne def. Gil Castillo via decision, UFC 33
Murilo Bustamante def. Dave Menne via TKO, UFC 35. Defended 1X
- title vactated - (Bustamante moves to PRIDE FC)
Evan Tanner def. David Terrel via TKO, UFC 51
Rich Franklin def. Evan Tanner via TKO, UFC 53. Defended 2X
Anderson Silva def. Rich Franklin via KO, UFC64. Defended 1X

Light Heavyweight: (186lbs-205lbs)

Frank Shamrock def. Kevin Jackson via submission, UFC Ultimate Japan. Defended 4X *
-title vacated - (lack of competition)
Tito Ortiz def. Wanderlei Silva via decision, UFC 25. Defended 5X
Randy Couture def. Chuck Liddell via TKO, UFC 43. Defended 1X**
Vitor Belfort def. Randy Couture via TKO, UFC 46
Randy Couture def. Vitor Belfor via TKO, UFC 49
Chuck Liddell def. Randy Couture via KO, UFC 52. Defended 4X
Quinton Jackson def. Chuck Liddell via KO, UFC 71

* LHW division at that time had a cap of 200lbs, and was named MW division.
** Became interim champion after defeating Liddell, promoted to LHW Champion after defeating Ortiz.


Heavyweight: (206lbs-265lbs)

Mark Coleman def. Dan Severn via submission, UFC 12
Maurice Smith def. Mark Coleman via decision, UFC 14
Randy Couture def. Maurice Smith via decision, UFC Ultimate Japan
- title vacated - (contract dispute)
Bas Rutten def. Kevin Randleman via decision, UFC 20
- title vacated - (Rutten drops to LHW)
Kevin Randleman def. Pete Williams via decision, UFC 23. Defended 1X
Randy Couture def. Kevin Randleman via TKO, UFC 28. Defended 2X
Josh Barnett def. Randy Couture via TKO, UFC 36
- title vacated - (title stripped after testing positive for steroids)
Ricco Rodriguez def. Randy Couture via submission, UFC39
Tim Syliva def. Ricco Rodriguez via TKO, UFC 41
- title vacated - (title stripped after testing positive for steroids)
Frank Mir def. Tim Sylvia via submission, UFC 48
- title vacated - (Mir was injured)
Andrei Arlovski def. Tim Sylvia via submission, UFC 51. Defended 2X*
Tim Sylvia def. Anrei Arlovski via TKO, UFC 59. Defended 2X
Randy Couture def. Tim Sylvia via Dec, UFC 68

* Became Interim champion after defeating Sylvia, promoted to champion after defeating Eilers.


Openweight:

Ken Shamrock def. Dan Severn via submission, UFC 6. Defended 1X*
Dan Severn def. Ken Shamrock via decision, UFC 9


Tournaments:

UFC 1: Royce Gracie def. Art Jimmerson, Ken Shamrock, Gerard Gordeau
UFC 2: Royce Gracie def. Minoki Ichihara, Jason Delucia, Remco Pardoel, Pat Smith
UFC 3: Steve Jennum def. Harold Howard
UFC 4: Royce Gracie def. Ron van Clief, Keith Hackney, Dan Severn
UFC 5: Dan Severn def. Joe Charles, Oleg Taktarov, Dave Beneteau
UFC 6: Oleg Taktarov def. Dave Beneteau, Anthony Macias, Tank Abbott
UFC 7: Marco Ruas def. Larry Cureton, Remco Pardoel, Paul Varelans
UU 95: Dan Severn def. Paul Varelans. David Abbott, Oleg Taktarov
UFC 8: Don Frye def. Thomas Ramirez, Sam Adkins, Gary Goodridge
UFC 10: Mark Coleman def. Moti Horenstein, Gary Goodridge, Don Frye
UFC 11: Mark Coleman def. Julian Sanchez, Brian Johnston
UU 96: Don Frye def. Gary Goodridge, Mark Hall, Tank Abbott
UFC 12 (MW): Jerry Bolhander def. Rainy Martinez, Nick Sanzo
UFC 12 (HW): Vitor Belfort def. Tra Telligman, Scott Ferozzo
UFC 13 (MW): Guy Mezger def. Christophe Leninger, Tito Ortiz
UFC 13 (HW): Randy Couture def. Tony Halme, Steven Graham
UFC 14 (HW): Mark Kerr def. Moti Horenstein, Dan Bobish
UFC 14 (MW): Kevin Jackson def. Todd Butler, Tony Fryklund
UFC 15 (HW): Mark Kerr def. Greg Stott, Dwayne Cason
Ultimate Japan (HW): Kazushi Sakuraba def. Marcus Silveira*
UFC 16 (LW): Pat Miletich def. Townsend Saunders, Chris Brennan
UFC 17 (MW): Dan Henderson def. Allan Goes, Carlos Newton
UFC 23 (MW): Kenichi Yamamoto def. Daiju Takase, Shamoji Fujii
TUF 1 / UF1F (MW): Diego Sanchez def. Kenny Florian*
TUF 1 / UF1F (LHW): Forrest Griffin def. Stephan Bonnar*
TUF 2 / UF2F (WW): Joe Stevenson def. Luke Cummo*
TUF 2 / UF2F (HW): Rashad Evans def. Brad Imes*
TUF 3 / UF3F (MW): Kendall Grove def. Ed Herman*
TUF 3 / UF3F (LHW): Micheal Bisping def. Josh Haynes*
TUF 4 / UF4F (WW): Matt Serra def. Chris Lytle*
TUF 4 / UF4F (MW): Travis Lutter def. Patrick Coté*
TUF 5 / UF5F (LW): Nate Diaz def. Manvel Gamburyan

* These tournaments took place on Spike TV's Ultimate Fighter reality show, all fights aired aside from the finals where concidered as exhibition matches.



PRIDE FC


Lightweight: (lesser than 73Kg/161lbs)

Takanori Gomi def. Hayato Sakurai via KO, Shockwave 05. Defended 1X


Welterweight: (lesser than 83 Kg/183lbs)

Dan Henderson def. Murilo Bustamante Via KO, Shockwave 05


Middleweight: (lesser than 93Kg/205lbs)

Wanderlei Silva def. Kazuhsi Sakuraba via TKO, Pride 17. Defended 5X
Dan Henderson def. Wanderlei Silva via KO, Pride 33.


Heavyweight: (greater than 93Kg/205lbs)

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Heath Herring via decision, Pride 17. Defended 1X
Fedor Emelianenko def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via decision, Pride 25. Defended 3X


Tournaments:

2000 Grand Prix (OW): Mark Coleman def. Masaaki Satake, Akira Shoji, Kazuyuki Fujita, Igor Vovchanchyn
2003 Grand Prix (MW): Wanderlei Silva def. Kazushi Sakuraba, Hidehiko Yoshida, Quinton Jackson
2004 Grand Prix (HW): Fedor Emelianenko def. Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman, Naoya Ogawa, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
2005 Grand Prix (WW): Dan Henderson def. Ryo Chonan, Akihiro Gono, Murilo Bustamante
2005 Grand Prix (MW): Mauricio Rua def. Quinton Jackson, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Alistair Overeem, Ricardo Arona
2006 Grand Prix (WW): Kazuo Misaki def. Phil Baroni, Dan Henderson, Denis Kang
2006 Grand Prix (OW): Mirko Filipovic def. Ikuhisa Minowa, Hidehiko Yoshida, Wanderlei Silva, Josh Barnett
richieb19
2/10/07 2:20:35AM
I just thought I'd post this for refference... I'm sure I missed some things or made some mistakes... so if you notice any please feel fee to post them...
xthe_scottx
2/10/07 2:31:06AM
First off, nice job. Looks like it took a lot of time and was done thoroughly. One mistake I did find was:

Randy Couture def. Chuck Liddell via TKO, UFC 43. Defended 1X**

Randy couture defeated Tito Ortiz at UFC 44 thus gaining the light heavyweight belt.

P.S. very good post
hippysmacker
2/10/07 3:04:57AM
Thanks, when I was looking at this my first thought was I should have done this.
Trapt1nw0nder
2/10/07 3:38:43AM
wow...props for that!

or was it copy/paste?

anyways..very convenient
nate22
2/10/07 7:50:25AM
Good post mate, thanks for that, makes you realise how little the Pride champs actually defend the belts.
Kudos
2/10/07 8:18:09AM
Thanks, I was looking for a history of UFC champs.
nate22
2/10/07 8:28:21AM
Is anybody up for making a list of who the title defenses were against? Would be a great information source if it was kept updated for new, old and forgetful fans.
Manfred
2/10/07 10:09:34AM

Posted by nate22

Is anybody up for making a list of who the title defenses were against? Would be a great information source if it was kept updated for new, old and forgetful fans.



JUST CLICK HERE

It looked pretty accurate. Has the fix that someone mentioned about Couture and Mark Coleman was the first HW champ. The Superfight didn't become the HW title
richieb19
2/10/07 10:19:39AM
Not copy paste at all... it did however take some research, I didn't know it all off the top of my head...
richieb19
2/10/07 10:20:53AM

Posted by nate22

Good post mate, thanks for that, makes you realise how little the Pride champs actually defend the belts.

I will eventually try to put that in there...
richieb19
2/10/07 10:23:47AM

Posted by Manfred


Posted by nate22

Is anybody up for making a list of who the title defenses were against? Would be a great information source if it was kept updated for new, old and forgetful fans.



JUST CLICK HERE

It looked pretty accurate. Has the fix that someone mentioned about Couture and Mark Coleman was the first HW champ. The Superfight didn't become the HW title

I never really trust wikipedia though... and I'm pretty sure the superfight belt did turn into the HW belt at UFC 12 when Severn lost to Coleman, correct me if I'm wrong though...
Manfred
2/10/07 10:29:31AM
I'm not basing that off wikipedia though. I remember being called the first HW champ back in the day

Also Here is PRIDE's

It doens't list the previous though. (Saku, Nog)
richieb19
2/10/07 10:37:55AM
That because technically he was, when Shamrock and Severn wore the belt, it was called the superfight belt and it was an open weight division belt seeing as there was no weight classes in the early UFC. However when they decided to instate weight classes they had Coleman fight Severn (who was the current champion) to determine who would be the first true heavyweight champion, would Severn have won, I'm pretty positive it would have been seen as a title defence, and his crown would have been changed from spuerfight to heavyweight...

I could be wrong in all of this, but it really matters very little seeing as all of the superfights (aside from Royce Gracie) where with fighters weighing over 200lbs (which was the start weight for HW at the time).
richieb19
2/10/07 10:38:47AM

Posted by Manfred

I'm not basing that off wikipedia though. I remember being called the first HW champ back in the day

Also Here is PRIDE's

It doens't list the previous though. (Saku, Nog)


I don't think Saku was ever a Pride champ...aside from the Saku belt ofcourse
shackle
2/10/07 11:10:20AM
Maybe a sticky very cool information
AchillesHeel
2/10/07 11:29:18AM
Nice work. This must have taken some time.

It might help the newbies to note the weight limits of the different classes, since the two organizations name things differently. That's the only thing I can think to add.

Good job!



p.s. If there are any mods around, this might be a good candidate for a sticky (or, heck, a new page on the website).
richieb19
2/10/07 12:22:00PM
Sure, I'll add that...

the old weight classes for UFC where LW = 170 and under, MW = 170-200, HW = 200 and up right???

and someone wanna hook me up with the exact pride weight classes in lbs?
jay98107
2/10/07 12:39:30PM
Nice work, how long did this take you?
richieb19
2/10/07 12:41:20PM
About a half hour... I originally made it for another forum where I moderate, but I figured it would be useful here aswell...
richieb19
2/10/07 1:56:51PM
I updated the weight classes, and will be adding the title defence fighters name shortly...

again, if there is anything wrong please let me know...
cowcatcher
2/10/07 1:58:00PM
strikefirstgear
2/10/07 2:00:09PM
Nice job! Good list.
Unkoman
2/10/07 2:01:10PM

Posted by richieb19


Posted by Manfred

I'm not basing that off wikipedia though. I remember being called the first HW champ back in the day

Also Here is PRIDE's

It doens't list the previous though. (Saku, Nog)


I don't think Saku was ever a Pride champ...aside from the Saku belt ofcourse



I think Wandy beat Saku to get his Middleweight belt. And Wandys title defenses are very impressive.
richieb19
2/10/07 2:03:08PM

Posted by Unkoman


Posted by richieb19


Posted by Manfred

I'm not basing that off wikipedia though. I remember being called the first HW champ back in the day

Also Here is PRIDE's

It doens't list the previous though. (Saku, Nog)


I don't think Saku was ever a Pride champ...aside from the Saku belt ofcourse



I think Wandy beat Saku to get his Middleweight belt. And Wandys title defenses are very impressive.

true, but Saku never had a legit belt of his own...
xthe_scottx
2/10/07 11:46:00PM
I just noticed the UFC added a previous champions section to their website.

Link
richieb19
2/11/07 2:21:44AM

Posted by xthe_scottx

I just noticed the UFC added a previous champions section to their website.

Link

friggin UFC stealing my thunder
richieb19
2/12/07 6:06:12PM

Posted by shackle

Maybe a sticky very cool information

I stickied it at my forum... if they wanna sticky it here they can, I'll update it regularly if they do...
madmarck
2/12/07 7:54:19PM
Great work. Its always good when someone takes the time to do something like this. Although i have seen this before on a another website.........
richieb19
2/12/07 7:56:35PM

Posted by madmarck

Great work. Its always good when someone takes the time to do something like this. Although i have seen this before on a another website.........

I can assure you it wasnt copied from anywhere, I've posted the same list on other MMA forums, so maybe thats what youre refering to...
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