WELTERWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY
Matt Hughes defeated Hayato Sakurai by TKO (Referee Stoppage), at
UFC 36, MAR 22nd, 2002 to become the first World Welterweight Champion.
BJ Penn defeated Matt Hughes by Submission (Rear Naked Choke), at
UFC 46, JAN 31st, 2003 to become the new World Welterweight Champion.
3/26/2005 - BJ Penn does not defend title. Title vacant.
NOTE: Winner of Matt Hughes -vs- BJ Penn 2 will be recognized
as new champion (providing neither loses before then).
Matt Hughes defeated BJ Penn by TKO (Strikes), at UFC 63, SEP 23rd, 2006
to become the first TWO-TIME World Welterweight Champion.
Georges St. Pierre defeated Matt Hughes by TKO (Strikes)
at UFC 65, NOV 18th, 2006 to become the new World Welterweight Champion.
Matt Serra defeated Georges St. Pierre by TKO (Punches)
at UFC 69, APR 7th, 2007 to become the new World Welterweight
Georges St. Pierre defeated Matt Serra by TKO (Knees to the Body) at
UFC 83, APR 19th, 2008 to regain the World Welterweight Championship.
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