A detailed timeline of every UFC champion since the start of the new millennium [UPDATED FEB 2024]

A list of every single UFC champion since the year 2000.

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New UFC champions in 2007

March 3 – Randy Couture won the UFC heavyweight title when he defeated Tim Sylvia at UFC 68

April 7 – Matt Serra won the UFC welterweight title when he defeated Georges St-Pierre at UFC 69.

May 26 – Quinton “Rampage” Jackson won the UFC light heavyweight title when he defeated Chuck Liddell at UFC 71.

Dec. 8 – Sean Sherk was stripped of the lightweight title after testing positive for anabolic steroids.

Dec. 29 – Georges St-Pierre won the interim UFC welterweight title when he defeated Matt Hughes at UFC 79.

New UFC champions in 2008

Jan. 19 – B.J. Penn won the vacant UFC lightweight title when he defeated Joe Stevenson at UFC 80.

Feb. 2 – Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira won the interim UFC heavyweight title when he defeated Tim Sylvia at UFC 81.

March 1 – The Pride World Welterweight Championship was unified with the UFC Middleweight Championship when Anderson Silva defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 82.

April 19 – Georges St-Pierre won the UFC welterweight title when he defeated Matt Serra at UFC 83.

July 5 – Forrest Griffin won the UFC light heavyweight title when he defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 86

Nov 15 – Brock Lesnar won the UFC heavyweight title when he defeated Randy Couture at UFC 81.

Dec 27  (UFC 92)

  • Frank Mir won the interim UFC heavyweight title when he defeated Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira.
  • Rashad Evans won the UFC light heavyweight title when he defeated Forrest Griffin.