LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY
145-155 pounds
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Jens Pulver defeated Caol Uno by Majority Decision, at UFC 30,
FEB 23rd, 2001 to become the first World Lightweight Champion.



Duane Ludwig defeated Jens Pulver by KO (Punch), at UCC 12, JAN 25th,
2003 to become the new World Lightweight Champion.

(NOTE: Although BJ Penn recently defeated Duane Ludwig, in Japan,
it was at 170lbs. therefore there is no title change.)


5/22/2004 - Duane Ludwig moves up in weight, does not defend title.
Title vacant.



9/25/2005 - Takanori Gomi is recognized as the new World Lightweight
Champion.


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Marcus Aurelio defeated Takanori Gomi by Technical Submission
(Arm Triangle choke), at PRIDE-Bushido 10, April 2, 2006 to become
the new World Lightweight Champion.



Mitsuhiro Ishida defeated Marcus Aurelio by Decision (Unanimous),
at PRIDE-Bushido 11, June 4th, 2006 to become the new World Lightweight
Champion.


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Takanori Gomi defeated Mitsuhiro Ishida by TKO (Strikes), at
PRIDE-Shockwave 2006, Dec 31st, 2006 to become the first TWO-TIME World Lightweight Champion.

(NOTE: Although Gomi did lose to Nick Diaz, the fight was overturned
and ruled a "No Contest". So there is no title change. Besides, Diaz has never fought at 155lbs)



Sergey Golyaev defeated Takanori Gomi by Decision (Split), at Sengoku-Sixth Battle, November 1st, 2008 to become the new World Lightweight Champion.



Eiji Mitsuoka defeated Sergey Golyaev by Submission (Armbar), at Sengoku - No Ran 2009, January 4th, 2009 to become the new World Lightweight Champion.



Kazunori Yokota defeated Eiji Mitsuoka by Decision (Unanimous), at Sengoku - Eleventh Battle, November 7th, 2009 to become the new World Lightweight Champion.



Tatsuya Kawajiri defeated Kazunori Yokota by Decision (Unanimous), at K-1 - Dynamite!! Power of Courage 2009, December 31st,2009 to become the new World Lightweight Champion.



Shinya Aoki defeated Tatsuya Kawajiri by Submission (Achilles Lock), at Dream 15, July 10th, 2010 to become the new World Lightweight Champion.


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Eddie Alvarez defeated Shinya Aoki by TKO (Punches), at Bellator 66, April 20th, 2012 to become the new World Lightweight Champion.


Donald Cerrone defeated Eddie Alvarez by DEC, at UFC 178 - Johnson vs. Cariaso, Sep 27, 2014, to become the new World Lightweight Champion.


Rafael dos Anjos defeated Donald Cerrone by TKO, at UFC on Fox 17 - Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2, Dec 19th, 2015, to become the new World Lightweight Champion.


Eddie Alvarez defeated Rafael dos Anjos by TKO, at UFC Fight Night 90: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez, July 7th, 2016, to regain the World Lightweight Championship.

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