UFC Light Heavyweight Championship (186 - 205 lbs.)
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Champion Date Won Location Notes
Frank Shamrock December 21, 1997 Yokohama, Japan -a-
Tito Ortiz April 14, 2000 Tokyo, Japan -b-
Randy Couture June 6, 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada -c-
Vitor Belfort January 31, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada
Randy Couture [2] August 21, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada
Chuck Liddell April 16, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada
Quinton Jackson May 26, 2007 Las Vegas, Nevada
Forrest Griffin July 5, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada
Rashad Evans December 27, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada

-a- Defeated Kevin Jackson to win title. Retires as champion.
-b- Defeated Vanderlei Silva for vacant title.
-c- Defeated Chuck Liddell for the belt. Liddell was the #1 contender to Tito Ortiz, title held up after Ortiz was repeatedly unavailable for the Liddell fight.

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