Welterweight for the UFC Welterweight belt. Johny Hendricks def. Robbie Lawler via UD Hendricks kommt etwas besse rin den Kampf als lawler, der schein erst. Diese Liste der UFC-Champions bietet eine Übersicht über alle Champions der Champion: A UFC History“; ↑ All-time UFC welterweight champions; ↑ A. Khabib Nurmagomedov choked Justin Gaethje unconscious in the second round to successfully defend his UFC lightweight title and then said.
Liste der UFC-ChampionsMay 31, - UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland enters the UFC post fight press conference at Madison Square. Khabib Nurmagomedov choked Justin Gaethje unconscious in the second round to successfully defend his UFC lightweight title and then said. Welterweight for the UFC Welterweight belt. Johny Hendricks def. Robbie Lawler via UD Hendricks kommt etwas besse rin den Kampf als lawler, der schein erst.
Ufc Lightweight Main navigation VideoEvery Lightweight Champion in UFC History - May, 2020
The light heavyweight class had some great champions in the early years of the UFC, with Frank Shamrock the first man to hold the belt.
Shamrock was champion from , and was considered one of the first MMA fighters to excel in a wide variety of styles.
Shamrock won the inaugural title in just 16 seconds, forcing Kevin Jackson to submit via armbar. He successfully defended his title four times, the final time in a match against Tito Ortiz.
Ortiz was perhaps the hottest prospect in MMA at the time, and had to cut weight to fight Shamrock. After the fight, Shamrock retired from UFC and vacated the title, holding a record as light heavyweight champion.
Ortiz was given another shot at the title, pitted against Wanderlei Silva for the vacant belt. Ortiz won via unanimous decision, beginning a three-year reign as champion from This was a record for consecutive defences at the time.
Returning to defend his title after nearly a year off, Ortiz was defeated by Randy Couture. A re-match was quickly arranged, and Couture retained his title via doctor stoppage in the third round.
Liddell successfully defended his title four times between and , including in rematches against Couture and Ortiz.
He finally lost his title to Quinton Jackson in , who held onto the title for one year. In the next 2 years, the light heavyweight title changed owner no fewer than 5 times, with a competitive division which no one athlete could truly dominate.
Jones became a sensation, the biggest American star of the UFC and earned an international sponsorship deal with Nike.
A big favorite with fans, Jones utilizes devastating and physically impressive offensive moves, like spinning kicks.
Despite his at times unorthodox striking, Jones is also an extremely competent wrestler and a versatile fighter.
However, soon after the fight Jones tested positive for cocaine before being arrested for an alleged hit and run incident in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Cormier submitted Johnson in the third round to become the new light heavyweight champion — the first new champion in four years.
Cormier successfully defended his belt twice, first against Alexander Gustafsson and then in a rematch against Johnson. Meanwhile, Jones returned from suspension and defeated Ovince Saint Preux in for an interim title, before receiving a second suspension for doping violations.
Finally, he returned again to face Cormier in a grudge match for the title in at UFC After a close fight, Jones connected with a high kick to the head in the third round, leading to a TKO victory.
However, Jones again failed a doping test, testing positive for an anabolic steroid, and once again his title was stripped.
Jones was faced with yet another suspension. Meanwhile, Cormier was declared the light heavyweight champion, but opted not to defend his belt and instead moving back to the heavyweight division.
Finally, after another year of suspension, Jones returned to regain his vacant light heavyweight title again, defeating Gustafsson in a TKO.
Jones has since defended his title four times once against Gustafsson earning for himself a record for the most wins in UFC title fight history.
Heavy strikers are the order of the day in the light heavyweight class. However, when we analyze the most dominant athlete in the history of the class, Jon Jones, it is clear that a varied skill-set is still necessary to thrive in the division.
Jones has devastating power, but is also an extremely awkward fighter and capable of winning fights both via submission and points. There is also, perhaps surprisingly, room for different body shapes in the division.
Nevertheless, the fights between the two were by no means walk-overs, as Cormier found ways to affect Jones, even if he could not emerge victorious.
While bad for competitiveness, there are still prop bets available to make money from dominant athletes. For example, many sportsbooks will allow you to bet on the number of successful titles defenses over time or how a specific fight will be decided.
The middleweight division is home to Anderson Silva, holder of the longest run as a champion in any class and widely regarded as one of the best strikers of all time.
Although heavy striking is common, wrestling skills remain extremely important in the middleweight class.
The middleweight title had a somewhat stilted beginning due to a high turnover of middleweight fighters in the UFC. The first title was won by Dave Menne in , but he lost the title almost immediately to Murilo Bustamante.
The Brazilian Bustamante successfully defended his title against Matt Lindland, before leaving the UFC in to sign for a competitor. This left the middleweight title vacant for a couple of years, before wrestling specialist Evan Tanner won the vacant title at UFC 51 in Tanner defended his title against Rich Franklin in the same year.
In a back and forth fight the challenger gradually inflicted so much damage to the face of Tanner that the fight was stopped by the ringside doctor.
Silva was an up-and-coming star in UFC who was developing a reputation as a fearsome and accurate striker. That was the start of the longest reign of a champion in UFC history.
In total Silva successfully defended his belt ten times between and , leading many to consider him the greatest fighter the UFC has ever seen.
However, Silva was also a talented wrestler, successfully defending himself when opponents forced the fight to the mat and winning a number of fights via submission, as well as TKO.
In a title defense at UFC , Chris Sonnen was widely considered to be leading the fight with two minutes to go of the final round, when Silva managed to lock up an armbar and force Sonnen to submit.
In his eleventh title defense, Silva faced Chris Weidman as a big favorite. Silva again began the fight with some showboating, dropping his hands and goading Weidman.
As he attempted his customary dodging, however, Weidman connected with a left hook just as Silva was weaving his head. Silva was knocked out in possibly the most shocking moment in UFC history, and Weidman was the new middleweight champion.
Silva was given the chance to immediately regain his title at UFC In the second round, Anderson looked to connect with a low kick, which had been an effective weapon throughout both fights.
The referee immediately stopped the fight, and with two of the most dramatic victories UFC has ever seen, Weidman remained the middleweight champion.
Silva never truly recovered, and after testing positive for illegal substances he would go on to only ever officially win one more UFC fight.
In total, Weidman successfully defended the title three times in almost three years, as injuries hampered both he and the main contenders.
Weidman eventually lost his title in an epic fight against Luke Rockhold, who in turn immediately lost to Michael Bisping in a big upset.
Bisping successfully defended his title once before being scheduled to fight the returning welterweight superstar Georges St-Pierre.
In a close and bloody fight, St-Pierre gained the upper hand after connecting with a left hook in the third round and wrapping up Bisping with a rear-naked chokehold when he fell to the canvas.
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You must log in or sign up to reply here. Dos Anjos is on a solid winning streak and a lot of the other fringe contenders have suffered recent losses Tibau, Dunham, Guillard, Barboza, Bocek.
I think dos Anjos could surprise, his loss to Guida was due to injury, and that fight was going to be a close decision. When Guillard finished Dunham, he was on the verge of a title shot.
People forget that Dunham was scheduled to face Kenny Florian in what may have been a 1 contender fight for the LW division. All the fighters ranked below him have lost to lesser fighters in recent years.
I do think Guillard is overrated, but the guys below him have never beaten a top guy. I was sleeping on Grant going into his fight with Dunham. Many people forget that he nearly knocked off Johny Hendricks at WW.
Grant can do some damage at LW, and definitely can give guys like Guida, Lauzon, or Guillard a run for their money. Nurmagomedov should be ranked ahead of Tibau,who could be ranked higher here.
The lightweight division from is a complete mess. Nurmagomedov beat Tibau in a very debatable decision. That knockout definitely had him on the verge of title contention.
Considering the recent losses by Tibau, Stephens, and Sotiropoulos, he is still hanging around between I am hoping the lightweight scene sorts itself out soon.
Bocek needs a signature win. He has proven his merits against mid-level competition and gave Jim Miller all he could handle, but the fact remains, he has never beaten a top 20 fighter Lentz was around Terry Etim was a bordline Top 20 fighter prior to Barboza beating him.
Rafael Dos Anjos is on a solid run, but his recent loss to Tibau holds him back. Same thing for Tibau, he was looking solid up until the decision loss to Nurmagomedov.
All of these fighters have some sort of hiccup on their resume. Thanks for the solid info. I agree with a lot of your points.
I remember it being close as well. It was the fallout of the rankings that I had trouble with. Does Nurmagomedov really deserve to be ranked ahead of Dos Anjos, Sotiropoulos, and Bocek for one controversial decision win?
I am doing the same thing that I previously did with all of the wild Leonard Garcia decisions. Like I said, I will watch the fight again and see if Nurmagomedov did enough to win the fight.
Obviously the judges thought so, but pretty much every website doing play-by-play had Tibau winning that fight. Cerrone has faced stiffer competition thus far in his career.
Barboza may be the next big thing in the pound division, but he will have to prove himself against high-level competition first.
Overrated at maybe, but at Diaz was fairly solid. He lost to Gray Maynard in a close fight and easily defeated Melvin Guillard.
I think Diaz needs a big win at to show he is still a factor. UFC Lightweight Rankings. The rankings generated by the UFC can be found here. So, how do we compile our rankings?
Dominick Cruz. Rob Font. Merab Dvalishvili. Cody Stamann. Song Yadong. Marlon Vera. Featherweight Alexander Volkanovski. Brian Ortega. Zabit Magomedsharipov.
Yair Rodriguez. Chan Sung Jung. Calvin Kattar. Josh Emmett. Jeremy Stephens. Arnold Allen. Sodiq Yusuff.
Dan Ige. Shane Burgos. Ryan Hall. Bryce Mitchell. Edson Barboza. Lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov. Dan Hooker. Rafael Dos Anjos. Charles Oliveira.
Paul Felder. Diego Ferreira. Al Iaquinta. Kevin Lee. Beneil Dariush. Islam Makhachev. Gregor Gillespie. Drew Dober.
Welterweight Kamaru Usman. Colby Covington. Gilbert Burns. Leon Edwards. Jorge Masvidal. Stephen Thompson. Tyron Woodley. Demian Maia.
Michael Chiesa. Neil Magny. Vicente Luque. Geoff Neal. But this would be a different way to promote basically the same thing, depending on what narrative the UFC wants to create.
I don't find this one likely, since McGregor and the UFC have already more or less committed to the Poirier matchup although, contracts have not been signed -- but it is worth mentioning.
Earlier this year, McGregor badly wanted to fight Gaethje. And on Saturday, Gaethje said he's ready to jump right back into camp and fight in the near future.
And despite Gaethje's loss to Nurmagomedov on Saturday, no one is saying he's not as good as advertised.
Nurmagomedov was just that good to make everyone else look bad. Again, I don't think this will happen, but it's not impossible.The UFC has made its latest round of roster cuts, releasing several fighters from the roster including veteran lightweight Matt Wiman. UFC president Dana White has promised the world’s leading MMA promotion will be making 60 cuts to its active fighter roster. UFC options for vacant lightweight title include Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier play Khabib announces retirement after second-round submission of Gaethje (). Alexander Volkanovski captured the featherweight championship from Max Holloway at UFC last December and then followed that up with an extremely narrow decision victory over Holloway at July. Complete UFC Lightweight Rankings - #1: Conor McGregor (), #2-Khabib Nurmagomedov (), #3: Tony Ferguson (), #4-Eddie Alvarez (), #5-Nate Diaz (). UFC lightweight contender Justin Gaethje gave his two cents on the raging debate as to who is the Greatest of All Time in MMA between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre.. A discussion that. Diese Liste der UFC-Champions bietet eine Übersicht über alle Champions der Champion: A UFC History“; ↑ All-time UFC welterweight champions; ↑ A. Conor Anthony McGregor (* Juli in Dublin) ist ein irischer Mixed Martial Arts-Kämpfer bei der UFC. Er ist ehemaliger UFC Lightweight Champion und. The UFC lightweight rankings have been updated. Do you agree with the top five? Who is best suited to dethrone Conor McGregor? Khabib Nurmagomedov choked Justin Gaethje unconscious in the second round to successfully defend his UFC lightweight title and then said.