Middleweight: 171-185 lbs.


Dave Menne and Gil Castillo compete for the inaugural UFC middleweight championship.

Dave Menne
def.
Gil Castillo
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 33: Victory In Vegas
09.28.01

Murilo Bustamante
def.
Dave Menne
TKO (punches) @ 0:42 of R2
UFC 35: Throwdown
01.11.02

def.
Matt Lindland
Submission (guillotine) @ 1:26 of R3
UFC 37: High Impact
05.10.02

Murilo Bustamante vacates the UFC middleweight championship after leaving the promotion to compete for Pride Fighting Championships.

Evan Tanner and David Terrell compete for the vacant UFC middleweight championship.

Evan Tanner
def.
David Terrell
TKO (punches) @ 4:35 of R1
UFC 51: Super Saturday
02.05.05

Rich Franklin
def.
Evan Tanner
TKO (doctor stoppage) @ 3:25 of R4
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
06.04.05

def.
Nate Quarry
Knockout (punch) @ 2:32 of R1
UFC 56: Full Force
11.19.05
def.
David Loiseau
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 58: USA vs. Canada
03.04.06

Anderson Silva
def.
Rich Franklin
Knockout (knee) @ 2:59 of R1
UFC 64: Unstoppable
10.14.06

def.
Nate Marquardt
TKO (punches) @ 4:50 of R1
UFC 73: Stacked
07.07.07
def.
Rich Franklin
TKO (knees) @ 1:07 of R2
UFC 77: Hostile Territory
10.20.07
def.
Dan Henderson
Submission (rear-naked choke) @ 4:52 of R2
UFC 82: Pride Of A Champion
03.01.08
def.
Patrick Cote
TKO (knee injury) @ 0:39 of R3
UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote
10.25.08
def.
Thales Leites
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 97: Redemption
04.18.09
def.
Damian Maia
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 112: Invincible
04.10.10
def.
Chael Sonnen
Submission (triangle armbar) @ 3:10 of R5
UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen
08.17.10
def.
Vitor Belfort
Knockout (front kick) @ 3:25 of R1
UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort
02.05.11
def.
Yushin Okami
TKO (punches) @ 2:04 of R2
UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami
08.27.11
def.
Chael Sonnen
TKO (knee & punches) @ 1:55 of R2
UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2
07.07.12

Chris Weidman
def.
Anderson Silva
Knockout (punches) @ 1:18 of R2
UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman
07.06.13

def.
Anderson Silva
TKO (broken leg) @ 1:16 of R2
UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2
12.28.13
def.
Lyoto Machida
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida
07.05.14
def.
Vitor Belfort
TKO (punches) @ 2:53 of R1
UFC 187: Jones vs. Johnson
05.23.15

Luke Rockhold
def.
Chris Weidman
TKO (punches) @ 3:12 of R4
UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor
12.12.15

Michael Bisping
def.
Luke Rockhold
Knockout (punches) @ 3:36 of R1
UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2
06.04.16

def.
Dan Henderson
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2
10.08.16