Linear title at stake in SF tournament?
Mark Coleman beat Daniel Severn wins first UFC heavyweight champion
02/07/1997 UFC 12: Judgement Day Submission 2:57 of Round 1
Maurice Smith beat Mark Coleman
07/27/1997 UFC 14: Showdown Decision Unanimous Decision
Randy Couture beat Maurice Smith
12/21/1997 UFC: Ultimate Japan 1 Decision Majority Decision
Enson Inoue beat Randy Couture
10/25/1998 Loss Vale Tudo Japan 98 Submission Arm Bar 1:39 Round 1
Mark Kerr beat Enson Inoue
01/30/2000 Pride: Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round Decision
Kazuyuki Fujita beat Mark Kerr, shortest running linear champion (part of an evening)
05/01/2000 Pride: Grand Prix 2000 Final Round Decision Unanimous Decision
Mark Coleman beat Kazuyuki Fujita by forfeit, becoming the only two-time linear champion
05/01/2000 Pride: Grand Prix 2000 Final Round TKO/RSC Corner Threw in the Towel due to a Knee Injury
Antonio Nogueira beat Mark Coleman, enjoys second longest run as linear champion
09/24/2001 Pride 16: Beasts From The East Submission Arm Bar 6:10 of Round 1
Fedor Emelianenko beat Antonio Nogueira, longest running linear champion
12/31/2004 Pride: Shock Wave 2004 Decision Unanimous Decision
Fabricio Werdum beat Fedor Emelianenko
06/26/2010 Strikeforce: Insider Submission Arm Triangle Choke 1:09 Round 1
The Strikeforce title is not on the line in the upcoming heavyweight tournament, but is the linear title?
Thanks to bloodyelbow.com for the inspiration!
Note, edited due to reader input.