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UFC Middleweight

Let's look at all you need to know about UFC Middleweight Division


  1. UFC Middleweight Division
  2. UFC Middleweight Champion
  3. UFC Middleweight Rankings
  4. How are UFC rankings calculated?
  5. UFC Weight Divisions


UFC Middleweight Division


The Middleweight Division in Mixed Martial Arts refers to different weight classes. The UFC Middleweight Fighters generally compete within 171 to 185 lb (77.5 to 84 kg). 


UFC Middleweight Champion


The current UFC Middleweight Champion is Israel Adesanya. At UFC 243, Israel Adesanya knocks down Robert Whittaker by punches to claim the undisputed UFC Middleweight Champion.


UFC 243 Whittaker v Adesanya


UFC Middleweight Rankings 2020


On March 1, 2008, the Pride World Welterweight Championship was unified with the UFC Middleweight Title on March 1, 2008, when Anderson Silva defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 82.


The Middleweight Title has been held by the likes of Dave Menne, Rich Franklin, and at UFC 64, Anderson Silva won the title. Silva went on to hold the belt for a total of 2,457 days. At UFC 162, Chris Weidman defeated Silva to win the Middleweight Title. Weidman's reign came to an end when he was beaten by Luke Rockhold at UFC 194.


At UFC 199, Michael Bisping won the Middleweight Title and eventually lost it to the returning GSP at UFC 217. On December 7, 2017, Robert Whittaker was promoted as the Middleweight Champion, having won the Interim Title at UFC 213.


At UFC 236, Israel Adesanya won the Interim Middleweight Championship by defeating Kelvin Gastelum.


At UFC 243, Israel Adesanya beats Robert Whittaker by KO and became the undisputed UFC Middleweight Champion.


Current UFC Middleweight ChampionIsrael Adesanya [19–0]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1Robert Whittaker22–5
2Paulo Costa13–1
3Jared Cannonier13–5
4Jack Hermansson21–5
5Yoel Romero13–5
6Darren Till18–3–1
7Derek Brunson21–7
8Kelvin Gastelum15–6 (1 NC)
9Uriah Hall15–9
10Chris Weidman15–5
11Edmen Shahbazyan11–1
12Omari Akhmedov20–5–1
13Marvin Vettori15–4–1
13Brad Tavares17–6
15Ian Heinisch13–3

How are UFC rankings calculated?


The official UFC rankings are voted on by select members of the MMA media. Their votes are averaged and the rankings are determined on a weekly basis.


UFC Weight Divisions


Men

  1. Heavyweight
  2. Light Heavyweight
  3. Middleweight
  4. Welterweight
  5. Lightweight
  6. Featherweight
  7. Bantamweight
  8. Flyweight


Women

  1. Featherweight
  2. Bantamweight
  3. Flyweight
  4. Strawweight


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