The Ultimate Fighting Championship famously called the UFC, is one of the toughest MMA promotions. It is the dream of fighters around the world to compete in the UFC. There are a total of eight divisions in the UFC, and lightweight is one of them. Jens Pulver is the first lightweight champion in UFC history, whereas the current champion is Islam Makhachev. So far, there have been a total of 12 lightweight champions. So let’s not wait any longer and take a look at the below-mentioned list.
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List of every UFC Lightweight Champion in UFC history
|1||Jens Pulver||UFC 30||2|
|2||Sean Sherk||UFC 64||1|
|3||BJ Penn||UFC 80||3|
|4||Frankie Edgar||UFC 112||3|
|5||Benson Henderson||UFC 144||3|
|6||Anthony Pettis||UFC 164||1|
|7||Rafael Dos Anjos||UFC 185||1|
|8||Eddie Alvarez||UFC Fight Night||None|
|9||Conor McGregor||UFC 205||None|
|10||Khabib Nurmagomedov||UFC 223||3|
|11||Charles Oliveria||UFC 262||1|
|12||Islam Makhachev||UFC 280||2|
Q: Who is the first ever UFC lightweight champion?
Ans: Jens Pulver is the first UFC lightweight champion.
Q: Who is the current UFC lightweight champion?
Ans: Islam Makhachev is the current UFC lightweight champion.
Q: Who has the longest UFC lightweight championship reign?
Ans: Khabib Nurmagomedov has a title reign of 1077 days, which is the longest by any UFC lightweight champion.
Q: Who has the most UFC lightweight championship defenses?
Ans: BJ Penn, Frankie Edgar, Benson Henderson, and Khabib Nurmagomedov have three UFC lightweight championship defenses each, which is the most by a lightweight fighter.