UFC Heavyweight Championship (206 - 265lbs.)
Champion Date Won Location Notes
Ken Shamrock July 14, 1995 Casper, Wyoming -a-
Dan Severn May 17, 1996 Detroit, Michigan -b-
Mark Coleman February 7, 1997 Dothan, Alabama
Maurice Smith July 27, 1997 Birmingham, Alabama -c-
Randy Couture December 21, 1997 Yokohama, Japan -d-
Bas Rutten May 7, 1999 Birmingham, Alabama -e-
Kevin Randleman November 14, 1999 Yokohama, Japan -f-
Randy Couture [2] November 17, 2000 Atlantic City, New Jersey
Josh Barnett March 30, 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada -g-
Ricco Rodriguez September 27, 2002 Uncasville, Connecticut -h-
Tim Sylvia February 28, 2003 Atlantic City, New Jersey -i-
Frank Mir June 19, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada
Andrei Arlovsky February 5, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada -j-
Tim Sylvia [2] April 15, 2006 Anaheim, California
Randy Couture [3] March 3, 2007 Columbus, Ohio
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira February 2, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada -k-
Brock Lesnar November 15, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada -l-
Frank Mir [2] December 27, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada -m-

-a- Defeated Dan Severn to win the title.
-b- Won via split decision.
-c- Won via split decision.
-d- Won via split decision. Title vacated on October 18, 1998 due to lack of defenses.
-e- Defeated Kevin Randleman via split decision to win vacant belt. Title then vacated.
-f- Defeated Pete Williams via unanimous decision to win vacant title.
-g- Stripped of the title due to steroid usage.
-h- Defeated Randy Couture to win vacant title.
-i- Tests positive for steroids at UFC 45. Vacates the belt upon being suspended.
-j- Defeated Tim Sylvia on February 5, 2005 for "interim" heavyweight title. Promoted to "undisputed" champ on August 12, 2006.
-k- Defeated Tim Sylvia for interim title.
-l- Defeated Couture.
-m- Defeated Nogueria for the interim title.

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