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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 Whittaker20–5
2Paulo Costa13–0
3Jared Cannonier13–4
4Yoel Romero13–5
5Darren Till18–2–1
6Jack Hermansson20–5
7Kelvin Gastelum15–5 (1)
8Derek Brunson20–7
9Edmen Shahbazyan11–0
10Uriah Hall15–9
11Omari Akhmedov20–4–1
12Brad Tavares17–6
13Ian Heinisch13–3
14Marvin Vettori15–4-1
15Antônio Carlos Júnior10–4 (1)


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


Robert Whittaker claims he hasn't fought like himself since his first fight against Yoel Romero

Robert Whittaker claims he hasn't fought like himself since his first fight against Yoel Romero

Robert Whittaker ready to make life "hell" for Darren Till at UFC Fight Island

Robert Whittaker ready to make life "hell" for Darren Till at UFC Fight Island

Robert Whittaker reveals he almost retired before agreeing to fight Darren Till

Robert Whittaker reveals he almost retired before agreeing to fight Darren Till

Sean O'Malley responds to the idea of a fight between him and Israel Adesanya

Sean O'Malley responds to the idea of a fight between him and Israel Adesanya

Mike Perry wants to train with Yoel Romero in order to fight a 'Middleweight Englishman'

Mike Perry wants to train with Yoel Romero in order to fight a 'Middleweight Englishman'

"Send me location and I will make him sign the contract" - Paulo Costa running out of patience with Israel Adesanya

"Send me location and I will make him sign the contract" - Paulo Costa running out of patience with Israel Adesanya

Chad Mendes threatens to 'snatch Michael Bisping's soul' after latest allegations levied against him

Chad Mendes threatens to 'snatch Michael Bisping's soul' after latest allegations levied against him

Mike Perry warns Darren Till ahead of his UFC return

Mike Perry warns Darren Till ahead of his UFC return

UFC Twitter Roundup: Former adversary challenges Nate Diaz to rematch; Rachael Ostovich fails drug test; Top contender wants $15 million for title fight - 19 June 2020

UFC Twitter Roundup: Former adversary challenges Nate Diaz to rematch; Rachael Ostovich fails drug test; Top contender wants $15 million for title fight - 19 June 2020

Paulo Costa calls for an Ultimate Fighter season against Israel Adesanya

Paulo Costa calls for an Ultimate Fighter season against Israel Adesanya

UFC announces the return of Alexander Gustaffson for Fight Island; Darren Till vs Robert Whittaker to headline

UFC announces the return of Alexander Gustaffson for Fight Island; Darren Till vs Robert Whittaker to headline

Chris Weidman reportedly set to return to UFC Middleweight Division against Omari Akhmedov

Chris Weidman reportedly set to return to UFC Middleweight Division against Omari Akhmedov

UFC reportedly close to finalizing Yoel Romero's return for August against a top Middleweight

UFC reportedly close to finalizing Yoel Romero's return for August against a top Middleweight

Dana White doesn't have an idea for Anderson Silva's last two remaining UFC fights

Dana White doesn't have an idea for Anderson Silva's last two remaining UFC fights

Was Marvin Vettori robbed of a victory against Israel Adesanya?

Was Marvin Vettori robbed of a victory against Israel Adesanya?

UFC Fight Night 172: Marvin Vettori secures win over Karl Roberson via first-round submission 

UFC Fight Night 172: Marvin Vettori secures win over Karl Roberson via first-round submission 

Karl Roberson and Jessica Eye miss weight

Karl Roberson and Jessica Eye miss weight

Marvin Vettori promises to brutally beat up Karl Roberson at UFC on ESPN 10

Marvin Vettori promises to brutally beat up Karl Roberson at UFC on ESPN 10

Paulo Costa: "Sorry Jon Jones, I will erase Israel Adesanya in 2020. Stay retired."

Paulo Costa: "Sorry Jon Jones, I will erase Israel Adesanya in 2020. Stay retired."

Edmen Shahbazyan vs Derek Brunson reportedly booked third time for UFC Fight Night on 1st August

Edmen Shahbazyan vs Derek Brunson reportedly booked third time for UFC Fight Night on 1st August

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