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UFC Middleweight - 2022

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).


  1. UFC Middleweight Rankings 2022
  2. How are UFC rankings calculated?
  3. UFC Weight Divisions


UFC 243 Whittaker v Adesanya


UFC Middleweight Rankings 2022


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 defended his title against the likes of Nate Marquardt, Rich Franklin, Dan Henderson, Patrick Cote, Thales Leites, Demian Maia, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort and Yushin Okami, while holding onto the belt for a total of 2,457 days, a record for the longest title reign in UFC history. 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. As GSP vacated the title due to complications with ulcerative coltis, on December 7, 2017, Robert Whittaker was promoted as the Middleweight Champion, having won the Interim Title at UFC 213.


At UFC 243, the interim Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya defeated Robert Whittaker to win the undisputed UFC Middleweight Championship.


The current champion Adesanya, defended his title against Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa at UFC 248 and UFC 253 respectively.


Current UFC Middleweight Champion: Israel Adesanya [22–1]


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast FightNext Fight
CIsrael Adesanya22–1-2 (4 def)WinUFC 271 Robert WhittakerTBD
1Robert Whittaker23–6-0LossUFC 271 Israel AdesanyaTBD
2Jared Cannonier15–5-2WinUFC 271 Derek BrunsonTBD
3Marvin Vettori18–5–1-1WinUFC Fight Night 196 Paulo CostaUFC 275 TBA
4 (T)Derek Brunson23–8-0LossUFC 271 Jared CannonierTBD
4 (T)Sean Strickland25–3-6WinUFC Fight Night 200 Jack HermanssonUFC 277 Alex Pereira
4 (T)Paulo Costa13–2-0LossUFC Fight Night 196 Marvin VettoriTBD
7Jack Hermansson22–7-0LossUFC Fight Night 200 Sean StricklandTBD
8Darren Till18–4–1-0LossUFC Fight Night 191 Derek BrunsonTBD
9Uriah Hall17–10-0LossUFC on ESPN 28 Sean StricklandUFC 276 André Muniz
10Kelvin Gastelum16–8 (1 NC)-0LossUFC on ESPN 29 Jared CannonierTBD
11Nassourdine Imavov11–3-2WinUFC 268 Edmen ShahbazyanTBD
12Brad Tavares19–6-2WinUFC 264 Omari AkhmedovUFC 276 Dricus Du Plessis
13André Muniz22–4-8WinUFC 269 Eryk AndersUFC 276 Uriah Hall
14Chris Weidman15–6-0LossUFC 261 Uriah HallTBD
15Edmen Shahbazyan11–3-0LossUFC 268 Nassourdine ImavovTBD

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


*Last Updated: April 13th, 2022

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