LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY
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Frank Shamrock defeated Igor Zinoviev by KO (Slam), at UFC 16 - Battle in the Bayou,
 MAR 13th, 1998 to become the first World Light Heavyweight Champion.


(Frank Shamrock does not defend his title for nearly 3 years and the title is vacated. The new champion will be decided between the #1 and #2 LHW's in Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture)

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Randy Couture defeated Tito Ortiz by Unaimous Decision, at UFC 44,
SEP 26th, 2003 to become the new World Light Heavyweight Champion.

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Vitor Belfort defeated Randy Couture by TKO (Doctor Stoppage from an
Eye Abrasion), at UFC 46, JAN 31st, 2004 to become the new World Light
Heavyweight Champion.

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Randy Couture defeated Vitor Belfort by TKO (Referee stoppage on
doctor's recommendation due to strikes), at UFC 49, AUG 21st, 2004
to become the 1st TWO-TIME World Light Heavyweight Champion.


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Chuck Liddell defeated Randy Couture by KO (Punches) at
UFC 52-Couture vs Liddell 2, APR 16th, 2005 to become the new World
Light Heavyweight Champion.

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Quinton Jackson defeated Chuck Liddell by TKO (Punches) at
UFC 71-Liddell vs. Jackson May 26th, 2007 to become the new World
Light Heavyweight Champion.

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Forrest Griffin defeated Quinton Jackson by Decision (Unanimous) at
UFC 86 - Jackson vs. Griffin July 5th, 2008 to become the new World
Light Heavyweight Champion.

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Rashad Evans defeated Forrest Griffin by KO at UFC 92 - The Ultimate 2008
December 27th, 2008 to become the new World Light Heavyweight Champion.

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Lyoto Machida defeated Rashad Evans by KO at UFC 98 - Evans vs. Machida, May 23rd, 2009 to become the new World Light Heavyweight Champion.

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Mauricio Rua defeated Lyoto Machida by KO at UFC 113 - Machida vs. Shogun 2,  May 8th, 2010 to become the new World Light Heavyweight Champion.

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Jon Jones defeated Mauricio Rua by TKO at UFC 128 - Shogun vs. Jones, March 19, 2011, to become the new World Light Heavyweight Champion.

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