Bisping won the UFC belt on his 26th fight with the organization.. Charles won on his 28th fight.. this has to be a new record for amount of fights it took to finally become champ in UFC. I can’t think of anyone else that took that long to grab UFC gold. I doubt even Lawler had that many fights- especially since he left the promotion for awhile. I see Charles being a HOF’er now with his submission records and now being a champ. Also- Shortest amount of time it took to become champ is Anderson Silva, beating Ace right after destroying Leben, became champ in his 2nd UFC fight.