TJ, first TUF contestant, non-TUF Champ, to win Belt

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  1. RogerD

    RogerD Brown Belt

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    Very impressed with TJ winning the belt last night, such a great fight to watch!

    It occurred to me today that TJ is the first TUF contestant to win UFC Gold?

    There's been three TUF Season Winners that won the UFC Belt;
    Forrest Griffin, Season 1 Winner, Beat Rampage for LHW UFC Belt
    Rashad Evans, Season 2 Winner, Beat Forrest for LHW UFC Belt
    Matt Serra, Season 4 Winner, Beat GSP for the WW Belt

    Also quite a few TUF Season Winners also couldn't beat the Champ;
    Joe Stevenson (Bloodied up & Choked out by BJ LW Champ)
    Diego Sanchez (Destroyed by BJ LW Champ)
    Nate Diaz (Outclassed by Bendo LW Champ)
    John Dodson (out-punched by Mighty Mouse FlyW Champ)

    A few TUF Contestants that didn't win their Season, got the opporunity to fight for the belt and LOSE, So far it's only been;
    Nate Quarry (KTFO by Ace MW Champ)
    Patrick Cote (Blown Knee vs Anderson Silva MW Champ)
    Gray Maynard (Draw and then KTFO by Frankie Edgar LW Champ)
    Kenny Florian (Decisioned by Sean Sherk new LW CHamp, Choked out by BJ LW Champ and Outclassed by Aldo FW Champ)

    Did I miss anyone?

    I wonder if John Dodson, winner of TUF 14, by beating TJ DILLASHAW in finals, will move back up to 135 and challenge TJ? :) I hope so!!
     
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  2. RogerD

    RogerD Brown Belt

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    oh right, how could I forget GRAY MAYNARD! He got 2 bids at the Belt and couldnt get a Win either time against Frankie Edgar.

    So he's a non-TUF Winner that couldn't win the belt.

    Editing that in
     
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    Junior Cigano** Brown Belt

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    yes he's also the first Team Alpha Male fighter to win a UFC title!!!
     
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    Matt Brown will get his chance
     
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    Matt Serra won TUF 4 to get the title shot against GSP which he won.
     
  6. RogerD

    RogerD Brown Belt

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    Excellent, thank you for this! Editing that in now
     
  7. DennysGrandSlam

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    Dodson wants to be a 2-3 division champ. If he can beat Mighty Mouse, expect him to defend a few times and try to get a superfight started. If TJ is still champ, the rematch would be bonkers.
     
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    Patrick Cote fought for the belt.
     
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    Funny how the baby of the team gets it first. Next it's Money's chance.
     
  10. RogerD

    RogerD Brown Belt

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    Ahhh yes, how could I forget that debacle :p Thanks, editing that in
     
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    What about Kenny Florian?
     
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    Damn right.
     
  13. RogerD

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    Gah!!! How did I not put down Kenny Florian!! He had THREE title 3 shots!! His name was on my mind when writing the OP, and just somehow wasn't added! Hah. Editing that in now
     
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    Kenny is missing, and I was about to say Travis Lutter, he earned a fight for the title, but it ended up no being a title fight due to the guy not making weight.
     
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    Gamburyian fought Aldo for the WEC belt.
     
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    Travis Lutter also won TUF s4 and got a shot at Silvas MW belt. However he did not make weight, so technically it wasn't a title match.
     
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    Yep Lutter got a shot at Silva from the same season that Serra got a shot at St-Pierre
     
  18. RogerD

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    yeah Im not counting Travis Lutter, he never got in the cage with Anderson Silva to fight for the Belt. So it doesn't count
     
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    great fight
     

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