Lightweight: 146-155 lbs.


Jens Pulver and Caol Uno compete for the inaugural UFC lightweight championship.

Jens Pulver
def.
Caol Uno
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 30: Battle On The Boardwalk
02.23.01

def.
Dennis Hallman
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 33: Victory In Vegas
09.28.01
def.
B.J. Penn
Decision (majority) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 35: Throwdown
01.11.02

Jens Pulver is stripped of the UFC lightweight championship after leaving the UFC due to a contract dispute.

B.J. Penn and Caol Uno compete for the vacant UFC lightweight championship.

B.J. Penn
drw.
Caol Uno
Draw (split) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 41: Onslaught
02.28.03

B.J. Penn and Caol Uno compete to a draw.  The UFC lightweight championship remains vacant.

Sean Sherk and Kenny Florian compete for the vacant UFC lightweight championship.

Sean Sherk
def.
Kenny Florian
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 64: Unstoppable
10.14.06

def.
Hermes Franca
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 73: Stacked
07.07.07

Sean Sherk is stripped of the UFC lightweight championship after testing positive for anabolic steroids during the UFC 73 post-fight drug test.

B.J. Penn and Joe Stevenson compete for the vacant UFC lightweight championship.

B.J. Penn
def.
Joe Stevenson
Submission (rear-naked choke) @ 4:02 of R2
UFC 80: Rapid Fire
01.19.08

def.
Sean Sherk
TKO (knee & punches) @ 5:00 of R3
UFC 84: Ill Will
05.24.08
def.
Kenny Florian
Submission (rear-naked choke) @ 4:54 of R4
UFC 101: Declaration
08.08.09
def.
Diego Sanchez
TKO (doctor stoppage) @ 2:37 of R5
UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez
12.12.09

Frankie Edgar
def.
B.J. Penn
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 112: Invincible
04.10.10

def.
B.J. Penn
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2
08.28.10
drw.
Gray Maynard
Draw (split) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 125: Resolution
01.10.11
def.
Gray Maynard
Knockout (punches) @ 3:54 of R4
UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard 3
10.08.11

Benson Henderson
def.
Frankie Edgar
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
02.26.12

def.
Frankie Edgar
Decision (split) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar 2
08.11.12
def.
Nate Diaz
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz
12.08.12
def.
Gilbert Melendez
Decision (split) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC Fox 7: Henderson vs. Melendez
04.20.13

Anthony Pettis
def.
Benson Henderson
Submission (armbar) @ 4:31 of R1
UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2
08.31.13

def.
Gilbert Melendez
Submission (guillotine choke) @ 1:53 of R2
UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2
12.06.14

Rafael dos Anjos
def.
Anthony Pettis
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos
03.14.15

def.
Donald Cerrone
TKO (punches) @ @1:06 of R1
UFC Fox 17: Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2
12.19.15

Eddie Alvarez
def.
Rafael dos Anjos
TKO (punches) @ 3:49 of R1
UFN 90: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez
07.07.16

Conor McGregor
def.
Eddie Alvarez
TKO (punches) @ 3:04 of R2
UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor
11.12.16

Conor McGregor goes inactive in the lightweight division while competing in professional boxing.  The UFC lightweight championship is not defended during this time yet remains occupied by McGregor.

Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee compete for the interim UFC featherweight championship.

Tony Ferguson
def.
Kevin Lee
Submission (triangle choke) @ 4:02 of R2
UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee
10.07.17