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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


Whereas, 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 2019


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.


RankingsFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionIsrael Adesanya18-0-030
1Robert Whittaker20-5-028
2Paulo Costa13-0-028
3Yoel Romero13-4-042
4Jared Cannonier11-4-035
5Darren Till17-2-126
6Jack Hermansson20-5-031
7Kelvin Gastelum15-5-027
8Ronaldo Souza26-6-039
9Derek Brunson18-7-035
10Edmen Shahbazyan9-0-021

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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UFC News: Kamaru Usman fires shot at Colby Covington
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UFC News: Israel Adesanya wants to wipe out the middleweight division before facing Jon Jones
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UFC News: Darren Till debuts at #5 in the Middleweight rankings
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UFC News: Dana White ready to give Yoel Romero title shot against Israel Adesanya, but under one condition
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UFC 244: Kelvin Gastelum issues an apology after loss to Darren Till 
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UFC News: Darren Till doesn't want to fight "Beast" Yoel Romero
UFC 244: Darren Till beats Kelvin Gastelum in his Middleweight debut
UFC 244: Darren Till beats Kelvin Gastelum in his Middleweight debut
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UFC News: Dana White confirms that Israel Adesanya’s first title defense is in the works
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UFC News: Darren Till says that he has 'unfinished business' in Welterweight division
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UFC News: Former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold isn't interested in fighting anymore
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UFC News: Michael Bisping tests out his new knee; calls out Israel Adesanya
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UFC News: Israel Adesanya's coach targeting a big Champion vs Champion fight
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UFC News: Marvin Vettori on why he would defeat Israel Adesanya in a rematch
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5 Best Opponents For Israel Adesanya following his Middleweight Championship win at UFC 243
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5 Best fights to make in the UFC Middleweight Division following Israel Adesanya's title victory
UFC 243 News: Israel Adesanya becomes undisputed Middleweight Champion after 2nd-round KO of Robert Whittaker
UFC 243 News: Israel Adesanya becomes undisputed Middleweight Champion after 2nd-round KO of Robert Whittaker
UFC 243 News: Israel Adesanya opens up on Robert Whittaker fight possibly getting cancelled, Paulo Costa being a distraction
UFC 243 News: Israel Adesanya opens up on Robert Whittaker fight possibly getting cancelled, Paulo Costa being a distraction
UFC 243 News: Israel Adesanya talks about challenges posed by Robert Whittaker, his reach advantage, fight camp and more
UFC 243 News: Israel Adesanya talks about challenges posed by Robert Whittaker, his reach advantage, fight camp and more
UFC 243 News: Robert Whittaker shares his thoughts on ring rust
UFC 243 News: Robert Whittaker shares his thoughts on ring rust
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UFC News: Israel Adesanya talks about possibility of making $100 million in the UFC
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