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Title fights[edit]

Heavyweight Championship - 206 to 265 lb (93 to 120 kg)
No. Winner Loser Event Location Date Reign Notes
1 Mark Coleman Dan Severn UFC 12 Dothan, AL, USA Feb 7, 1997 170 days
2 Maurice Smith Mark Coleman (c) UFC 14 Birmingham, AL, USA Jul 27, 1997 147 days
2 Maurice Smith (c) David Abbott UFC 15 Oct 17, 1997
3 Randy Couture Maurice Smith (c) UFC Japan Yokohama, Japan Dec 21, 1997  ? days
Couture was stripped of the title in October 1998 when he left the UFC due to a contract dispute.[1]
4 Bas Rutten Kevin Randleman UFC 20 Birmingham, AL, USA May 7, 1999  ? days
Rutten vacated the title in June 1999 in order to drop down to Light heavyweight. He retired soon after due to training injuries.[2]
5 Kevin Randleman Pete Williams UFC 23 Tokyo, Japan Nov 19, 1999 364 days
Kevin Randleman (c) Pedro Rizzo UFC 26 Jun 9, 2000
6 Randy Couture Kevin Randleman (c) UFC 28 Atlantic City, NJ, USA Nov 17, 2000 490 days
(490+ days)
Randy Couture (c) Pedro Rizzo UFC 31 May 4, 2001
Randy Couture (c) Pedro Rizzo UFC 34 Nov 2, 2001
7 Josh Barnett Randy Couture (c) UFC 36 Las Vegas, NV, USA Mar 22, 2002 126 days
Barnett was stripped of the title on July 26, 2002, after testing positive for anabolic steroids in a post-fight drug test.[3]
8 Ricco Rodriguez Randy Couture UFC 39 Uncasville, CT, USA Sep 27, 2002 154 days
9 Tim Sylvia Ricco Rodriguez (c) UFC 41 Atlantic City, NJ, USA Feb 28, 2003 229 days
Tim Sylvia (c) Gan McGee UFC 44 Sep 26, 2003
Sylvia was stripped of the title on October 15, 2003, after testing positive for anabolic steroids in a post-fight drug test.[4]
10 Frank Mir Tim Sylvia UFC 48 Las Vegas, NV, USA Jun 19, 2004 419 days
Andrei Arlovski Tim Sylvia UFC 51 Las Vegas, NV, USA Feb 5, 2005 for interim title
Andrei Arlovski (ic) Justin Eilers UFC 53 Jun 4, 2005
Mir was stripped of the title on August 12, 2005, for inactivity resulting from injuries he sustained in a road accident.[5]
Andrei Arlovski promoted to undisputed champion. Aug 12, 2005
11 Andrei Arlovski (c) Paul Buentello UFC 55 Oct 7, 2005
12 Tim Sylvia Andrei Arlovski (c) UFC 59 Anaheim, CA, USA Apr 15, 2006 322 days
(551 days)
Tim Sylvia (c) Andrei Arlovski UFC 61 Jul 8, 2006
Tim Sylvia (c) Jeff Monson UFC 65 Nov 18, 2006
13 Randy Couture Tim Sylvia (c) UFC 68 Columbus, OH, USA Mar 3, 2007 623 days
(1,113+ days)
Randy Couture (c) Gabriel Gonzaga UFC 74 Aug 25, 2007
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Tim Sylvia UFC 81 Las Vegas, NV, USA Feb 2, 2008 for interim title
14 Brock Lesnar Randy Couture (c) UFC 91 Las Vegas, NV, USA Nov 15, 2008 707 days
Frank Mir Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira (ic) UFC 92 Las Vegas, NV, USA Dec 27, 2008 for interim title
Brock Lesnar (c) Frank Mir (ic) UFC 100 Jul 11, 2009
Shane Carwin (ic) Frank Mir UFC 111 Newark, NJ, USA Mar 27, 2010 for interim title
Brock Lesnar (c) Shane Carwin (ic) UFC 116 Jul 3, 2010
15 Cain Velasquez Brock Lesnar (c) UFC 121 Anaheim, CA, USA Oct 23, 2010 385 days
16 Junior dos Santos Cain Velasquez (c) UFC on Fox 1 Anaheim, CA, USA Nov 12, 2011 413 days
Junior dos Santos (c) Frank Mir UFC 146 May 26, 2012
Cain Velasquez Junior dos Santos (c) UFC 155 Las Vegas, NV, USA Dec 29, 2012 1756 days
(2141 days)
(incumbent)
Cain Velasquez (c) Antonio Silva UFC 160 May 25, 2013
  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference ocr was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ Rutten, Bas. "Bas Rutten Biography". Archived from the original on May 20, 2007. Retrieved September 12, 2007. 
  3. ^ Fitzgerald, Tom (November 26, 2006). "UFC fighter flunks drug test". SFgate.com: the San Francisco Chronicle website. Retrieved September 12, 2007. 
  4. ^ Fitzgerald, Tom (November 26, 2006). "Fighting outside the box". SFgate.com: the San Francisco Chronicle website. Retrieved September 12, 2007. 
  5. ^ Staff (August 13, 2005). "UFC Strips Mir of Heavyweight Belt, Arlovski New Champion". Sherdog.com. Retrieved September 12, 2007.