Lightweight: 146-155 lbs.


Jens Pulver and Caol Uno compete for the inaugural UFC lightweight championship.

Jens Pulver
def.
Caol Uno
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 30: Battle On The Boardwalk
02.23.01

def.
Dennis Hallman
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 33: Victory In Vegas
09.28.01
def.
B.J. Penn
Decision (majority) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 35: Throwdown
01.11.02

Jens Pulver is stripped of the UFC lightweight championship after leaving the UFC due to a contract dispute.

B.J. Penn and Caol Uno compete for the vacant UFC lightweight championship.

B.J. Penn
drw.
Caol Uno
Draw (split) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 41: Onslaught
02.28.03

B.J. Penn and Caol Uno compete to a draw.  The UFC lightweight championship remains vacant.

Sean Sherk and Kenny Florian compete for the vacant UFC lightweight championship.

Sean Sherk
def.
Kenny Florian
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 64: Unstoppable
10.14.06

def.
Hermes Franca
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 73: Stacked
07.07.07

Sean Sherk is stripped of the UFC lightweight championship after testing positive for anabolic steroids during the UFC 73 post-fight drug test.

B.J. Penn and Joe Stevenson compete for the vacant UFC lightweight championship.

B.J. Penn
def.
Joe Stevenson
Submission (rear-naked choke) @ 4:02 of R2
UFC 80: Rapid Fire
01.19.08

def.
Sean Sherk
TKO (knee & punches) @ 5:00 of R3
UFC 84: Ill Will
05.24.08
def.
Kenny Florian
Submission (rear-naked choke) @ 4:54 of R4
UFC 101: Declaration
08.08.09
def.
Diego Sanchez
TKO (doctor stoppage) @ 2:37 of R5
UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez
12.12.09

Frankie Edgar
def.
B.J. Penn
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 112: Invincible
04.10.10

def.
B.J. Penn
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2
08.28.10
drw.
Gray Maynard
Draw (split) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 125: Resolution
01.10.11
def.
Gray Maynard
Knockout (punches) @ 3:54 of R4
UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard 3
10.08.11

Benson Henderson
def.
Frankie Edgar
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
02.26.12

def.
Frankie Edgar
Decision (split) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar 2
08.11.12
def.
Nate Diaz
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz
12.08.12
def.
Gilbert Melendez
Decision (split) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC Fox 7: Henderson vs. Melendez
04.20.13

Anthony Pettis
def.
Benson Henderson
Submission (armbar) @ 4:31 of R1
UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2
08.31.13

def.
Gilbert Melendez
Submission (guillotine choke) @ 1:53 of R2
UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2
12.06.14

Rafael dos Anjos
def.
Anthony Pettis
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos
03.14.15

def.
Donald Cerrone
TKO (punches) @ @1:06 of R1
UFC Fox 17: Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2
12.19.15

Eddie Alvarez
def.
Rafael dos Anjos
TKO (punches) @ 3:49 of R1
UFN 90: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez
07.07.16

Conor McGregor
def.
Eddie Alvarez
TKO (punches) @ 3:04 of R2
UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor
11.12.16