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Ultimate Fighting Championship Light-heavyweight Title History

Date Title Holder Defeated Event Notes
04/26/2014 Jon "Bones" Jones Glover "The Brazilian Pit Bull" Teixeira UFC 172: Jones vs Teixeira
09/21/2013 Jon "Bones" Jones Alexander Gustafsson UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson
04/27/2013 Jon "Bones" Jones Chael Sonnen UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen
09/22/2012 Jon "Bones" Jones Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort
04/21/2012 Jon "Bones" Jones Rashad "Sugar" Evans UFC 145 Jones vs. Evans
01/28/2012 Rashad "Sugar" Evans Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis
12/10/2011 Jon "Bones" Jones Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida UFC 140: Machida vs. Jones
09/24/2011 Jon "Bones" Jones Quinton "Rampage" Jackson UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
03/19/2011 Jon "Bones" Jones Mauricio "Shogun" Shogun Rua UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
05/08/2010 Mauricio "Shogun" Shogun Rua Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2
10/24/2009 Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida Mauricio "Shogun" Shogun Rua UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun
05/23/2009 Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida Rashad "Sugar" Evans UFC 98: Evans vs Machida
12/27/2008 Rashad "Sugar" Evans Forrest Griffin UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008
07/05/2008 Forrest Griffin Quinton "Rampage" Jackson UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin
09/08/2007 Quinton "Rampage" Jackson Dan "Hendo" Henderson UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion
05/26/2007 Quinton "Rampage" Jackson Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell UFC 71: Liddell vs Jackson
12/30/2006 Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell Tito "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2
08/26/2006 Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell Renato "Babalu" Sobral UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral
02/04/2006 Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell Randy "The Natural" Couture UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3
08/20/2005 Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell Jeremy "Gumby" Horn UFC 54: Boiling Point
04/16/2005 Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell Randy "The Natural" Couture UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2
08/21/2004 Randy "The Natural" Couture Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort UFC 49: Unfinished Business
01/31/2004 Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort Randy "The Natural" Couture UFC 46: Super Natural
09/26/2003 Randy "The Natural" Couture Tito "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz UFC 44: Undisputed
06/06/2003 Randy "The Natural" Couture Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell UFC 43: Meltdown
11/22/2002 Tito "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz Ken "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Shamrock UFC 40: Vendetta
09/28/2001 Tito "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko UFC 33: Victory in Vegas
06/29/2001 Tito "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz Elvis "The King of Rock n Rumble" Sinosic UFC 32: Showdown In The Medowlands
02/23/2001 Tito "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz Evan Tanner UFC 30: Battle on the Boardwalk
12/16/2000 Tito "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz Yuki Kondo UFC 29: Defense of the Belts
04/14/2000 Tito "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3
09/24/1999 Frank Shamrock Tito "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz UFC 22: There Can Be Only One Champion
10/16/1998 Frank Shamrock John "The Machine" Lober UFC: Ultimate Brazil
05/15/1998 Frank Shamrock Jeremy "Gumby" Horn UFC 17: Redemption
03/13/1998 Frank Shamrock Igor "Houdini" Zinoviev UFC 16: Battle in the Bayou
12/21/1997 Frank Shamrock Kevin Jackson UFC: Ultimate Japan 1