Examples of fighters who changed weightclasses and won a title

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    so many fighters change weight classes in hopes of finding success, but I cant think of many who changed classes and won a title.

    Theres Randy and Nate Marquardt. but Nate's success was short lived
     
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    BJ Penn.
    Rich Franklin.
     
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    Lots of fighters change their weightclass. Rashad Evans, for example.
     
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    You could say Mighty Mouse, because he fought for the title at 135 before he won the title at 125.
     
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    Anderson Silva was a welterweight early in his career.

    Also, Belfort was originally a heavyweight.
     
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    Also Overeem.
     
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    BJ Penn
     
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    Once upon a time Cruz was a FW.
     
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    Ronda Rousey started out at 145 and then dropped to 135 and won the title from Tate
     
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    funny nobody mention Couture
     
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    Soon you'll be able to add Machida to this list.
     
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    Well Anderson

    he beat sakurai and took 168 Shooto title and later moved up to 185 and Took Cage Rage title and eventually took UFC title. Interesting thing that he moved up.
     
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    TS did.
     
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    It's certainly not the gamechanging move fighters pretend it is. Almost everyone who changed weight classes and won a championship already was a champ, AS, Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Hendo.

    Or they droped down to a new weight class that had a vacant title like Sean Sherk and DJ.

    BJ Penn is the only guy I know of who jumped up from LW and won the WW without being a previous champ but he's a legend and later won the LW belt. Guys like Marquardt won paper championships. Overeem may have at least captured the lineal championship of Fedod's by beating Werdum the man who beat the man.

    But TS is right it's really more for your long term health than f
     

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