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Shane Burgos. Ryan Hall. Bryce Mitchell. Edson Barboza. Lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov. Dan Hooker. Rafael Dos Anjos. Charles Oliveira. Paul Felder.
Diego Ferreira. Al Iaquinta. Kevin Lee. Beneil Dariush. Islam Makhachev. Gregor Gillespie. Drew Dober. Welterweight Kamaru Usman.
Colby Covington. Gilbert Burns. Leon Edwards. Jorge Masvidal. Stephen Thompson. Tyron Woodley. Demian Maia. Michael Chiesa. Neil Magny.
Vicente Luque. Geoff Neal. Anthony Pettis. Belal Muhammad. Robbie Lawler. Khamzat Chimaev. Middleweight Israel Adesanya. Paulo Costa.
Jared Cannonier. Darren Till. Marvin Vettori. Jack Hermansson. Derek Brunson. Kelvin Gastelum. Uriah Hall. Chris Weidman.
Edmen Shahbazyan. Omari Akhmedov. Brad Tavares. Kevin Lee. Diego Ferreira. Beneil Dariush. Al Iaquinta. Islam Makhachev.
Drew Dober. Alexander Hernandez. Leonardo Santos. Renato Carneiro. Arman Tsarukyan. Gregor Gillespie. Francisco Trinaldo.
Guram Kutateladze. Mateusz Gamrot. Scott Holtzman. Drakkar Klose. Damir Ismagulov. Thiago Moises. Bobby Green. Vinc Pichel. Brad Riddell.
Magomed Mustafaev. Ottman Azaitar. Jim Miller. Nasrat Haqparast. Rafael Fiziev. Joel Alvarez. Michael Johnson.
Marc Diakiese. Lando Vannata. Davi Ramos. John Makdessi. Khama Worthy. Clay Guida. Penn DEC. Christos Giagos. Mark Madsen.
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Ortiz was given another shot at the title, pitted against Wanderlei Silva for the vacant belt. Ortiz won via unanimous decision, beginning a three-year reign as champion from This was a record for consecutive defences at the time.
Returning to defend his title after nearly a year off, Ortiz was defeated by Randy Couture. A re-match was quickly arranged, and Couture retained his title via doctor stoppage in the third round.
Liddell successfully defended his title four times between and , including in rematches against Couture and Ortiz. He finally lost his title to Quinton Jackson in , who held onto the title for one year.
In the next 2 years, the light heavyweight title changed owner no fewer than 5 times, with a competitive division which no one athlete could truly dominate.
Jones became a sensation, the biggest American star of the UFC and earned an international sponsorship deal with Nike. A big favorite with fans, Jones utilizes devastating and physically impressive offensive moves, like spinning kicks.
Despite his at times unorthodox striking, Jones is also an extremely competent wrestler and a versatile fighter.
However, soon after the fight Jones tested positive for cocaine before being arrested for an alleged hit and run incident in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Cormier submitted Johnson in the third round to become the new light heavyweight champion — the first new champion in four years.
Cormier successfully defended his belt twice, first against Alexander Gustafsson and then in a rematch against Johnson.
Meanwhile, Jones returned from suspension and defeated Ovince Saint Preux in for an interim title, before receiving a second suspension for doping violations.
Finally, he returned again to face Cormier in a grudge match for the title in at UFC After a close fight, Jones connected with a high kick to the head in the third round, leading to a TKO victory.
However, Jones again failed a doping test, testing positive for an anabolic steroid, and once again his title was stripped. Jones was faced with yet another suspension.
Meanwhile, Cormier was declared the light heavyweight champion, but opted not to defend his belt and instead moving back to the heavyweight division.
Finally, after another year of suspension, Jones returned to regain his vacant light heavyweight title again, defeating Gustafsson in a TKO.
Jones has since defended his title four times once against Gustafsson earning for himself a record for the most wins in UFC title fight history.
Heavy strikers are the order of the day in the light heavyweight class. However, when we analyze the most dominant athlete in the history of the class, Jon Jones, it is clear that a varied skill-set is still necessary to thrive in the division.
Jones has devastating power, but is also an extremely awkward fighter and capable of winning fights both via submission and points.
There is also, perhaps surprisingly, room for different body shapes in the division. Nevertheless, the fights between the two were by no means walk-overs, as Cormier found ways to affect Jones, even if he could not emerge victorious.
While bad for competitiveness, there are still prop bets available to make money from dominant athletes. For example, many sportsbooks will allow you to bet on the number of successful titles defenses over time or how a specific fight will be decided.
The middleweight division is home to Anderson Silva, holder of the longest run as a champion in any class and widely regarded as one of the best strikers of all time.
Although heavy striking is common, wrestling skills remain extremely important in the middleweight class.
The middleweight title had a somewhat stilted beginning due to a high turnover of middleweight fighters in the UFC.
The first title was won by Dave Menne in , but he lost the title almost immediately to Murilo Bustamante. The Brazilian Bustamante successfully defended his title against Matt Lindland, before leaving the UFC in to sign for a competitor.
This left the middleweight title vacant for a couple of years, before wrestling specialist Evan Tanner won the vacant title at UFC 51 in Tanner defended his title against Rich Franklin in the same year.
In a back and forth fight the challenger gradually inflicted so much damage to the face of Tanner that the fight was stopped by the ringside doctor.
Silva was an up-and-coming star in UFC who was developing a reputation as a fearsome and accurate striker. That was the start of the longest reign of a champion in UFC history.
In total Silva successfully defended his belt ten times between and , leading many to consider him the greatest fighter the UFC has ever seen. However, Silva was also a talented wrestler, successfully defending himself when opponents forced the fight to the mat and winning a number of fights via submission, as well as TKO.
In a title defense at UFC , Chris Sonnen was widely considered to be leading the fight with two minutes to go of the final round, when Silva managed to lock up an armbar and force Sonnen to submit.
In his eleventh title defense, Silva faced Chris Weidman as a big favorite. Silva again began the fight with some showboating, dropping his hands and goading Weidman.
As he attempted his customary dodging, however, Weidman connected with a left hook just as Silva was weaving his head. Silva was knocked out in possibly the most shocking moment in UFC history, and Weidman was the new middleweight champion.
Silva was given the chance to immediately regain his title at UFC In the second round, Anderson looked to connect with a low kick, which had been an effective weapon throughout both fights.
The referee immediately stopped the fight, and with two of the most dramatic victories UFC has ever seen, Weidman remained the middleweight champion.
Silva never truly recovered, and after testing positive for illegal substances he would go on to only ever officially win one more UFC fight.
In total, Weidman successfully defended the title three times in almost three years, as injuries hampered both he and the main contenders.
Weidman eventually lost his title in an epic fight against Luke Rockhold, who in turn immediately lost to Michael Bisping in a big upset.
Bisping successfully defended his title once before being scheduled to fight the returning welterweight superstar Georges St-Pierre.
In a close and bloody fight, St-Pierre gained the upper hand after connecting with a left hook in the third round and wrapping up Bisping with a rear-naked chokehold when he fell to the canvas.
Soon after becoming only the fourth UFC athlete at the time to hold titles at two separate weight classes, St-Pierre decided to retire from the sport due to recurring injuries and advancing age.
Meanwhile, Robert Whittaker of New Zealand defeated Yoel Romero for an interim middleweight title, expecting to fight for the unified title against the winner of St-Pierre and Bisping.
When St-Pierre announced he was vacating the middleweight title in December , Whittaker became the undisputed middleweight champion. Middleweight fights see the balance tip more towards boxing and striking, and slightly away from wrestling.
Wrestling is still important, however, and many fighters have found success in the division by focusing on technical ground skills.
Nurmagomedov was just that good to make everyone else look bad. Again, I don't think this will happen, but it's not impossible. Skip to navigation.
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Figueiredo eyes potential Cejudo fight.Kostenlos Novoline Ohne Anmeldung, who became interim lightweight champion when he beat Max Holloway at UFCapologized for the defeat. Bei UFC am Namensräume Artikel Diskussion. Vereinigte Staaten Frank Mir Interim. 1/8/ · UFC Lightweight. While Conor McGregor seemed invincible in the featherweight division, he definitely struggled when moving up to lightweight and beyond. Lightweight fighters are still light enough to display genuine speed, but have enough power and weight to throw devastating blows. You can throw in the durability to withstand some very heavy. 10/25/ · Poirier is No. 2 in the UFC's official rankings, McGregor is No. 4. They are each coming off a win, although McGregor's wasn't at lightweight, it was a welterweight victory over Donald "Cowboy Author: Brett Okamoto. 11/24/ · These are the Lightweights that WEC and Strikeforce had when Pride's Lightweights existed: Alfonso was when he fought for the WEC title. Ruediger was when he fought for the inaugural WEC Lightweight Championship.