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Welterweight Title History

The Welterweight title was introduced at UFC Brazil- Ultimate Brazil 1 to let you all know.

1st champion: Pat Miletich, defeated Mikey Burnett, held title from UFC Brazil- Ultimate Brazil 1 until UFC 31. Lost title due to Submission (Bulldog Choke).

2nd Champion: Carlos Newton, defeated Pat Miletich, held title from UFC 31 until UFC 34. Lost title due to KO (Slam).

3rd Champion: Matt Hughes, defeated Carlos Newton, held title from UFC 34 until UFC 46. Lost title due to Submission (Rear Naked Choke).

4th Champion: BJ Penn, defeated Matt Hughes, held title from UFC 46 until UFC 48. Lost title due to Vacation.

5th Champion: Matt Hughes, defeated Renato Verissimo, current UFC Welterweight Champion.
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