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This is a list of World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) champions at each weight class.

In December 2006 World Extreme Cagefighting was bought by ZUFFA, the parent company of the UFC, to concentrate on the four smaller weight classes under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Over the next two years, the WEC would phase out weight classes above 155 lbs, with most of the fighters going to the UFC. The Lightweight division is the WEC's heaviest weight class.

Contents

Current title histories

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Lightweight Championship

146 to 155 lbs (66 to 70 kg)
No. Name Date Location Defenses
1 United States Gilbert Melendez
(def. Olaf Alfonso)
May 21, 2004
(WEC 10)
Lemoore, CA
Lightweight title vacated.
2 United States Gabe Ruediger
(def. Olaf Alfonso)
October 21, 2004
(WEC 12)
Lemoore, CA
  • def. Jason Maxwell on March 17, 2005 in Lemoore, CA (WEC 14)
  • def. Sam Wells on October 14, 2005 in Lemoore, CA (WEC 17)
3 Brazil Hermes Franca March 17, 2006
(WEC 19)
Lemoore, CA
The WEC Lightweight title was vacated December 2006 when Zuffa purchased the organization.
4 United States Rob McCullough
(def. Kit Cope)
January 20, 2007
(WEC 25)
Las Vegas, NV
5 United States Jamie Varner February 13, 2008
(WEC 32)
Albuquerque, NM
United States Ben Henderson
(def. Donald Cerrone for Interim Title)
October 10, 2009
(WEC 43)
San Antonio, TX
6 United States Ben Henderson
(def. Jamie Varner for Undisputed Title)
January 10, 2010
(WEC 46)
Sacramento, CA

Featherweight Championship

136 to 145 lbs (61 to 66 kg)
No. Name Date Location Defenses
1 United States Cole Escovedo
(def. Philip Perez)
October 18, 2002
(WEC 5)
Lemoore, CA
  • def. Anthony Hamlett on October 17, 2003 in Lemoore, CA (WEC 8)
2 United States Urijah Faber March 17, 2006
(WEC 19)
Lemoore, CA
3 United States Mike Brown November 5, 2008
(WEC 36)
Hollywood, FL
4 Brazil Jose Aldo November 18, 2009
(WEC 44)
Las Vegas, NV

Bantamweight Championship

126 to 135 lbs (57 to 61 kg)
No. Name Date Location Defenses
1 United States Eddie Wineland
(def. Antonio Banuelos)
May 5, 2006
(WEC 20)
Lemoore, CA
2 United States Chase Beebe March 24, 2007
(WEC 26)
Las Vegas, NV
  • def. Rani Yahya on September 5, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV (WEC 30)
3 United States Miguel Torres February 13, 2008
(WEC 32)
Albuquerque, NM
4 United States Brian Bowles August 9, 2009
(WEC 42)
Las Vegas, NV

Flyweight Championship

125 lbs and below (57 kg and below)
Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Vacant TBD

Discontinued title histories

Super Heavyweight Championship

Over 265 lbs (Over 120 kg)
Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Ron Waterman
(def. James Nevarez)
August 9, 2003
(WEC 7)
Lemoore, CA
The WEC Super Heavyweight title was vacated, and the division abolished December 2006 when Zuffa purchased the organization.

Heavyweight Championship

206 to 265 lbs (93 to 120 kg)
Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States James Irvin
(def. Jody Poff)
August 20, 2004
(WEC 11)
Lemoore, CA
Irvin vacates the title to fight in the Light Heavyweight division.
United States Brian Olsen
(def. Lavar Johnson)
January 13, 2006
(WEC 18)
Lemoore, CA
The WEC Heavyweight division was abolished December 2006 when Zuffa purchased the organization.

Light Heavyweight Championship

186 to 205 lbs (84 to 93 kg)
Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Frank Shamrock
(def. Bryan Pardoe)
March 27, 2003
(WEC 6)
Lemoore, CA
Shamrock vacates the title August 2003 to fight for Strikeforce.
United States Jason Lambert
(def. Richard Montoya)
January 22, 2005
(WEC 13)
Lemoore, CA
Lambert vacates the title October 2005 to fight for the UFC.
United States Scott Smith
(def. Tait Fletcher)
October 14, 2005
(WEC 17)
Lemoore, CA
Smith vacates the title May 2006 to participate in the UFC's The Ultimate Fighter.
United States Lodune Sincaid
(def. Dan Molina)
May 5, 2006 (WEC 20) Lemoore, CA
United States Doug Marshall August 17, 2006
(WEC 23)
Lemoore, CA
  • def. Justin McElfresh on May 12, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV (WEC 27)
  • def. Ariel Gandulla on December 12, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV (WEC 31)
United States Brian Stann March 26, 2008
(WEC 33)
Las Vegas, NV
United States Steve Cantwell August 3, 2008
(WEC 35)
Las Vegas, NV
The WEC Light Heavyweight division was absorbed into the UFC on December 3, 2008 so the WEC could further concentrate on lighter weight classes.

Middleweight Championship

171 to 185 lbs (77 to 84 kg)
Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Chris Leben
(def. Mike Swick)
January 16, 2004
(WEC 9)
Lemoore, CA
Leben vacates the title to participate in the UFC's The Ultimate Fighter.
United States Joe Riggs
(def. Rob Kimmons)
May 19, 2005
(WEC 15)
Lemoore, CA
The WEC Middleweight title was vacated December 2006 when Zuffa purchased the organization.
Brazil Paulo Filho
(def. Joe Doerksen)
August 5, 2007
(WEC 29)
Las Vegas, NV
  • def. Chael Sonnen on December 12, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV (WEC 31)
The WEC Middleweight division was absorbed into the UFC on December 3, 2008 so the WEC could further concentrate on lighter weight classes.

Welterweight Championship

156 to 170 lbs (70 to 77 kg)
Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Nick Diaz
(def. Joe Hurley)
March 27, 2003
(WEC 6)
Lemoore, CA
Welterweight title vacated.
United States Shonie Carter
(def. J.T. Taylor)
October 17, 2003
(WEC 8)
Lemoore, CA
Armenia Karo Parisyan May 21, 2004
(WEC 10)
Lemoore, CA
Parisyan vacates the title to focus on fighting for the UFC.
United States Mike Pyle
(def. Bret Bergmark)
October 14, 2005
(WEC 17)
Lemoore, CA
  • def. Shonie Carter on January 13, 2006 in Lemoore, CA (WEC 18)
The WEC Welterweight title was vacated December 2006 when Zuffa purchased the organization.
United States Carlos Condit
(def. John Alessio)
March 24, 2007
(WEC 26)
Las Vegas, NV
  • def. Brock Larson on August 5, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV (WEC 29)
  • def. Carlo Prater on February 13, 2008 in Albuquerque, NM (WEC 32)
  • def. Hiromitsu Miura on August 3, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV (WEC 35)
The WEC Welterweight division was absorbed into the UFC on February 3, 2009 so the WEC could further concentrate on lighter weight classes.

See also

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