Lineal Championships: International Fight League

(Lineal championships fascinate me, so we’ll be taking a look at some promotions of years past, and track the lineage of their championships.)

IFL Heavyweight Championship: Antonio Silva

Antonio Silva def. Alistair Overeem [February 2, 2013, UFC 156]
Alistair Overeem def. Fabricio Werdum [June 18, 2011, Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum]
Fabricio Werdum def. Fedor Emelianenko [June 26, 2010, Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum]
Fedor Emelianenko def. Andrei Arlovski [January 24, 2009, Affliction: Day of Reckoning]
Andrei Arlovski def. Roy Nelson [October 4, 2008, EliteXC: Heat]
Roy Nelson def. Antoine Jaoude [December 29, 2007, IFL: World Grand Prix Finals]

IFL Light Heavyweight Championship: Jon Jones

Jon Jones def. Ryan Bader [February 5, 2011, UFC 126]
Ryan Bader def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira [September 25, 2010, UFC 119]
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Vladimir Matyushenko [January 24, 2009, Affliction: Day of Reckoning]
Vladimir Matyushenko def. Alex Schoenauer [November 3, 2007, IFL: World Grand Prix Semifinals]

IFL Middleweight Championship: Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva def. Chael Sonnen [August 7, 2010]
Chael Sonnen def. Dan Miller [May 23, 2009, UFC 98]
Dan Miller def. Ryan McGivern [May 16, 2008, IFL: Connecticut]

IFL Welterweight Championship: Ben Askren

Ben Askren def. Jay Hieron [October 29, 2011, Bellator 56]
Jay Hieron def. Delson Heleno [December 29, 2007, IFL: World Grand Prix Finals]

IFL Lightweight Championship: Gilbert Melendez

Gilbert Melendez def. Shinya Aoki [April 17, 2010, Strikeforce: Nashville]
Shinya Aoki def. Mizuto Hirota [December 31, 2009, Dynamite 2009]
Mizuto Hirota def. Satoru Kitaoka [August 2, 2009, Sengoku 9]
Satoru Kitaoka def. Kazunori Yokota [November 1, 2008, Sengoku 6]
Kazunorki Yokota def. Mizuto Hirota [November 1, 2008, Sengoku 6]
Mizuto Hirota def. Ryan Schultz [August 24, 2008, Sengoku 4]
Ryan Schultz def. Chris Horodecki [December 29, 2007, IFL: World Grand Prix Finals]

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3 responses

  1. Bigfoot is actually the lineal UFC HW champ too if I remember right. He has a ton of lineal titles after that glorious destruction of Overeem.

      • He has both. The initial UFC openweight title went Gracie-Saku-Vovchanchyn-Coleman-Nog-Fedor-Werdum-Overeem-Bigfoot. The first UFC HW title went Coleman-Smith-Couture-Inoue-Kerr-Fujita-Coleman-Nog-Fedor-Werdum-Reem-Bigfoot. I think I did that right.

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