Historic UFC Welterweight Champions

A list of all historic belt holders in the UFC’s 170 pound Welterweight Division

 

 

Belt Holder

Won belt at

Date

Location

Title Defenses

Pat Miletich UFC Brazil October 16, 1998 São Paulo, Brazil

– defeated Jorge Patino at UFC 18 on January 8, 1999 in New Orleans, LA

– defeated Andre Pederneiras at UFC 21 on Jul 16, 1999 – Cedar Rapids, IA

– defeated John Alessio at UFC 26 on June 9, 2000 in Cedar Rapids, IA

– defeated Kenichi Yamamoto at UFC 29 on Dec. 16, 2000 in Tokyo, Japan


Carlos Newton UFC 31 May 4, 2001 Atlantic City, NJ

Matt Hughes UFC 34 November 2, 2001 Las Vegas, NV

– defeated Hayato Sakurai at UFC 36 on March 22, 2002 in Las Vegas, NV

– defeated Carlos Newton at UFC 38 on July 13, 2002 in London, England

– defeated Gil Castillo at UFC 40 on November 22, 2002 in Las Vegas, NV

– defeated Sean Sherk at UFC 42 on April 25, 2003 in Miami, FL

– defeated Frank Trigg at UFC 45 on November 21, 2003 in Uncasville, CT


BJ Penn UFC 46 January 31, 2004 Las Vegas, NV

After BJ Penn signed with K-1, Penn was stripped of the UFC Welterweight title on May 17, 2004

Matt Hughes UFC 50 October 22, 2004 Atlantic City, NJ

– defeated Frank Trigg at UFC 52 on April 16, 2005 in Las Vegas, NV

– defeated B.J. Penn at UFC 63 on September 23, 2006 in Anaheim, CA


Georges St. Pierre UFC 65 November 18, 2006 Sacramento, CA

Matt Serra UFC 69 April 7, 2007 Houston, TX

Georges St-Pierre UFC 79 December 29, 2007 Las Vegas, NV

– GSP won UFC’s Interim Welterweight title at UFC 79 defeating Matt Hughes

– GSP won undisputed UFC Welterweight title at UFC 83 defeating Matt Serra

– defeated Jon Fitch at UFC 87 on August 9, 2008 in Minneapolis, MN

– defeated BJ Penn at UFC 94 on January 31, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV

– defeated Thiago Alves at UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV

– defeated Dan Hardy at UFC 111 on March 27, 2010 in Newark, NJ

– defeated Josh Koscheck at UFC 124 on December 11, 2010 in Montreal

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