WELTERWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

WELTERWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY
155-170 pounds
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Matt Hughes defeated Hayato Sakurai by TKO (Referee Stoppage), at
UFC 36, MAR 22nd, 2002 to become the first World Welterweight Champion.

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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).

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Matt Hughes defeated BJ Penn by TKO (Strikes), at UFC 63, SEP 23rd, 2006
to become the first TWO-TIME World Welterweight Champion.

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Georges St. Pierre defeated Matt Hughes by TKO (Strikes)
at UFC 65, NOV 18th, 2006 to become the new World Welterweight Champion.

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Matt Serra defeated Georges St. Pierre by TKO (Punches)
at UFC 69, APR 7th, 2007 to become the new World Welterweight
Champion.

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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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LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY


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