I was thinking about his, and decided to make a list. The list ended up getting pretty long, and I indcluded just about everyone I could find with more victories over more than one UFC champ. Here are some notable fighters and how many wins they have over UFC champions.

To be clear, I counted every possible UFC champion. Interim champs count. Early UFC tournament (Pre UFC20) winners count as champions. Superfight winners count as champs. A win over them at any point in their career counts. That's the criteria I used.

The top of the results list reads like an MMA HOF.

Sakuraba -7- Newton, Gracie, Belfort, Mezger, Rampage, Randleman, K Shamrock

Hughes -7- Menne, Newton, Gracie, St. Pierre, Penn, Sherk, Serra

Couture -6- Randleman, Ortiz, Liddell, Sylvia, Vitor, Smith

Liddell -6- Ortiz, Belfort, Bustamante, Mezger, Randleman, Couture

Ortiz -6- K Shamrock, Griffin, Tanner, Belfort, Mezger, Bohlander

Fedor -5- Nog, Sylvia, Arlovski, Coleman, Randleman

Rizzo -5- Ricco, Arlovski, Barnett, Severn, Coleman

Renzo Gracie -5- Taktarov, Smith, Miletich, Newton, F Shamrock

Henderon -5- Franklin, Big Nog, Newton, Bustamante, Belfort

Big Nog -5- Coleman, Sylvia, Barnett, Ricco, Henderson

Machida -4- Ortiz, Franklin, Penn, Rashad

Penn -4- Hughes, Sherk, Pulver, Serra

Cro Cop -4- Sakuraba, Randleman, Barnett, Coleman

St. Pierre -4- Penn, Hughes, Serra, Sherk

Rutten -4- Randleman, F Shamrock, Mezger, Smith

Tamura -4- Smith, Menne, Miletich, Sakuraba

Rampage -4- Liddell, Randleman, Bustamante, Henderson

Wanderlei -4- Rampage, Mezger, Sakuraba, Henderson

Funaki -4- F Shamrock, K Shamrock, Rutten, Mezger

Rua -4- Jackson, Randleman, Coleman, Liddell

Barnett -3- Severn, Big Nog, Couture

K Shamrock -3- Rutten, Severn, Smith

Frank Shamrock -3- Rutten, Ortiz, Jackson

Royce Gracie -3- Severn, K Shamrock, Sakuraba

Mir -3- Sylvia, Lesnar, Big Nog

Shogun -3- Jackson, Coleman, Randleman

Severn -3- K Shamrock, Griffin, Taktarov

Goodridge -3- Frye, Bohlander, Taktarov

A Silva -3- Henderson, Franklin, Newton

Lil Nog -3- Henderson, Sakuraba, Mezger

Arona -3- Henderson, Sakuraba, Mezger

I spent a pretty good chunk of time doing this. I found some interesting tidbits. For instance, Pat Miletich was a three or four time UFC champ but never beat anyone who had been or would become a UFC champ. Rizzo, who was never a UFC or PRIDE champ, beat 5 UFC champions in his career. If you see anyone I missed let me know. I'll add them to the list if you think of anyone.

Also, a consolation list for the losers. Generally these are either guys who fought at a very high level for a good period of time or who just have an assload of fights.

Most losses to UFC Champions (total fights)

Ken Shamrock -8-

Travis Fulton -8-

Randy Couture -6-

Vitor Belfort -6-

Tank Abbott -6-

Tito Ortiz -5-

Jeff Monson -5-

Jeremy Horn -5-

Elvis Sinosic -4-

And a list of all the fighters I could find that had two victories over UFC champs.

Horn -2- Griffin, Liddell

Jose Landi-Jons -2- Hughes, Miletich

Lindland -2- Miletich, Newton

Franklin -2- Tanner, K Shamrock

Coleman -2- Fyre, Severn

Yoshida -2- Frye, Smith

J Thompson -2- Severn, Frye

Herring -2- Kerr, Tanner

Monson -2- Kerr, Ricco

R Waterman -2- Ricco, Randleman

Nakamura -2- Bustamante, Randleman

Shonie Carter -2- Serra, Menne

Taktarov -2- Kerr, Ruas

Smith -2- Ruas, Coleman

Fujita -2- Kerr, K Shamrock

Vovchanchyn -2- Kerr, Sakuraba

Takase -2- Newton, A Silva

Chonan -2- Newton, A Silva

Bustamante -2- Bohlander, Menne

Evans -2- Liddell, Griffin

Okami -2- Tanner, A Silva

Jardine -2- Liddell, Griffin

Ricco -2- Arlovski, Couture

Sylvia -2- Arlovski, Ricco

Din Thomas -2- Serra, Pulver

Sakurai -2- Pulver, Menne

Lesnar -2- Couture, Mir

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