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Pat Miletich, Former UFC Champion, Headed To Hall Of Fame

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Pat Miletich will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame this week as part of the UFC Fan Expo and International Fight Week in Las Vegas.

Miletich, the first UFC lightweight champion, went 29-7-2 in his MMA career, including four successful title defenses of the UFC title.

He was 8-2 in 10 Octagon appearances, the last of which came in 2002 when he lost to Matt Lindland. Miletich won his UFC title in 1998 with a split decision victory over Mikey Burnett.

Earlier that year, he fought Dan Severn to a draw. Other notable bouts in his career included a victory over current MMA coach Andre Pederneiras, a submission of John Alessio and a 15-fight win streak to begin his career.

Miletich founded the Miletich Fighting Systems and has trained the likes of Matt Hughes, Tim Sylvia, Jens Pulver, Robbie Lawler and countless others. Currently, he is an announcer for AXS TV.

The Hall of Fame induction is set for Sunday, July 6 at 11:30 a.m. in Las Vegas.

Miletich actually wore what would later be known as the welterweight title. His division included fighters 200 pounds and under.