Ultimate Fighting Championship Heavyweight Title History

Date Title Holder Defeated Event Notes
06/13/2015 Fabricio Werdum Cain Velasquez UFC 188: Velasquez vs Werdum
11/15/2014 Fabricio Werdum Mark Hunt UFC 180: Hunt vs Werdum
10/19/2013 Cain Velasquez Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos UFC 166: Dos Santos vs Velasquez
05/25/2013 Cain Velasquez Antonio "Junior" Silva UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva
12/29/2012 Cain Velasquez Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos UFC 155: Dos Santos vs Velasquez
05/26/2012 Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos Frank Mir UFC 146: Mir vs. Dos Santos
11/12/2011 Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos Cain Velasquez UFC: No Mercy - Velasquez vs. Dos Santos
10/23/2010 Cain Velasquez Brock Lesnar UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez
07/03/2010 Brock Lesnar Shane Carwin UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin
03/27/2010 Shane Carwin Frank Mir UFC 111: St. Pierre vs. Hardy
07/11/2009 Brock Lesnar Frank Mir UFC 100
12/27/2008 Frank Mir Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueira UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008
11/15/2008 Brock Lesnar Randy "The Natural" Couture UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar
02/02/2008 Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueira Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia UFC 81: Breaking Point
08/25/2007 Randy "The Natural" Couture Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga UFC 74: Respect
03/03/2007 Randy "The Natural" Couture Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia UFC 68: The Uprising
11/18/2006 Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia Jeff "The Snowman" Monson UFC 65: Bad Intentions
07/08/2006 Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski UFC 61: Bitter Rivals
04/15/2006 Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski UFC 59: Reality Check
10/07/2005 Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski Paul "The Executioner" Buentello UFC 55: Fury
06/04/2005 Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski Justin Eilers UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
02/05/2005 Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia UFC 51: Super Saturday
06/19/2004 Frank Mir Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia UFC 48: Payback
09/26/2003 Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia Gan "The Giant" McGee UFC 44: Undisputed
02/28/2003 Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia Ricco "Suave" Rodriguez UFC 41: Onslaught
09/27/2002 Ricco "Suave" Rodriguez Randy "The Natural" Couture UFC 39: The Warriors Return
03/22/2002 Josh "The Babyfaced Assassin" Barnett Randy "The Natural" Couture UFC 36: Worlds Collide
11/02/2001 Randy "The Natural" Couture Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo UFC 34: High Voltage
05/04/2001 Randy "The Natural" Couture Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo UFC 31: Locked and Loaded
11/17/2000 Randy "The Natural" Couture Kevin "The Monster" Randleman UFC 28: High Stakes
06/09/2000 Kevin "The Monster" Randleman Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo UFC 26: Ultimate Field of Dreams
11/19/1999 Kevin "The Monster" Randleman Pete "El Duro" Williams UFC 23: Ultimate Japan 2
05/07/1999 Bas "El Guapo" Rutten Kevin "The Monster" Randleman UFC 20: Battle for the Gold
12/21/1997 Randy "The Natural" Couture Maurice "Mo" Smith UFC: Ultimate Japan 1
10/17/1997 Maurice "Mo" Smith Tank Abbott UFC 15: Collision Course
07/27/1997 Maurice "Mo" Smith Mark "The Hammer" Coleman UFC 14: Showdown
02/07/1997 Mark "The Hammer" Coleman Daniel "The Beast" Severn UFC 12: Judgement Day