Youngest UFC Champions?

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PeteD
11/1/08 2:07:26PM
Recently on HDNet's "Inside MMA" they discussed UFC's oldest champions. I was wondering if anyone knows the youngest UFC champions in each division?
DCRage
11/1/08 2:17:59PM
Here's what I found, all ages are when they won the titles:
HW-Frank Mir, 25
LHW-Tito Ortiz, 24-25 (When he first won it at 24, 205 was Middleweight in UFC. When it became LHW in 2000 when he won it, he was 25)
MW-Ortiz according to above. As far as true MWs at 185 go, it would be Dave Menne, 27
WW-Carlos Newton, 24
LW-BJ Penn, 25
Wallass
11/1/08 2:19:49PM
I could be wrong but wasnt Barnett the youngest Heavyweight champion?
MFOTHER
11/1/08 2:31:38PM
not sure, but off the top of my head....some of the youngest contenders would have to be dave terrell (must have been 22-23) or karo (if he hadnt gotten hurt) he must have been 22-23
cmill21
11/1/08 2:34:39PM

Posted by Wallass

I could be wrong but wasnt Barnett the youngest Heavyweight champion?



Yeah he was 24.
Khaos
11/1/08 2:51:05PM

Posted by DCRage

LW-BJ Penn, 25




BJ didn't win the LW belt 'til this year, and he's 29., Sherk won it when he was 33 , and Pulver when he was 26.


so Jens Pulver, not BJ Penn was the youngest LW Chmpion.
mentalcase
11/1/08 2:52:59PM

Posted by DCRage

Here's what I found, all ages are when they won the titles:
HW-Frank Mir, 25
LHW-Tito Ortiz, 24-25 (When he first won it at 24, 205 was Middleweight in UFC. When it became LHW in 2000 when he won it, he was 25)
MW-Ortiz according to above. As far as true MWs at 185 go, it would be Dave Menne, 27
WW-Carlos Newton, 24
LW-BJ Penn, 25



bj penn won the LW title this year i think hes 29
frank shamrock won the LHW (then called MW) title when he was 25 or 26
jens was 26 turning 27 when he won the LW title i think
fullerene
11/1/08 2:53:34PM
I know it's not officially a belt, but Vitor Belfort won the UFC HW tournament at age 20.
mentalcase
11/1/08 3:11:06PM

Posted by fullerene

I know it's not officially a belt, but Vitor Belfort won the UFC HW tournament at age 20.



i think 19 was turning 20 soon after

Jerry Bohlander was 22 almost 23 at the same event ufc 12 when he won the uder 200 lb torny
juanez13
11/1/08 4:15:49PM
I know for a fact that Barnett is the youngest fighter to have the HW belt, and im also pretty sure it goes for the rest of the UFC.
Rush
11/1/08 4:29:35PM
GSP was 25
juanez13
11/1/08 7:15:45PM
Just researched it, and in fact, Josh Barnett is the youngest champion in the history of the UFC. He was 24 when he got it.

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