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 welterweight is one of them. Pat Miletich is the first welterweight champion in UFC history, whereas the current champion is Leon Edwards. So far, there have been 13 different welterweight champions in the UFC. So let’s not wait any longer and take a look at the below-mentioned list.
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List of every UFC Welterweight Champion in History
|1||Pat Miletich||UFC Brazil||4|
|2||Carlos Newton||UFC 31||None|
|3||Matt Hughes||UFC 34||5|
|4||BJ Penn||UFC 46||None|
|5||Matt Hughes (2nd time)||UFC 50||2|
|6||George St-Pierre||UFC 65||None|
|7||Matt Serra||UFC 69||None|
|8||George St-Pierre (2nd time)||UFC 83||9|
|9||Johny Hendricks||UFC 171||None|
|10||Robbie Lawler||UFC 181||2|
|11||Tyron Woodley||UFC 201||4|
|12||Kamaru Usman||UFC 235||5|
|13||Leon Edwards||UFC 278||1|
Q: Who was the first UFC welterweight champion?
Ans: Pat Miletich is the first UFC welterweight champion.
Q: Who is the current UFC welterweight champion?
Ans: Leon Edwards is the current UFC welterweight champion.
Q: Who has been the UFC welterweight champion most times?
Ans: George St-Pierre and Matt Hughes have been the UFC welterweight champions 2 times each, which is the most by a welterweight fighter.
Q: Who has the longest UFC welterweight championship reign?
Ans: George St-Pierre has a title reign of 2064 days, which is the longest by any UFC welterweight champion.
Q: Who has the most UFC welterweight championship defenses?
Ans: George St-Pierre has nine UFC welterweight championship defenses, which is the most by a welterweight fighter.