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  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 2021


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 ChampionIsrael Adesanya [20–1]


RankFighterWin/Loss RecordLast FightNext Fight
ChampionIsrael Adesanya20-1Lost to Jan BłachowiczMarvin Vettori (UFC 263)
1Robert Whittaker23–5Defeated Kelvin GastelumTBD
2Paulo Costa13–1Lost to Israel AdesanyaTBD
3Marvin Vettori17–4–1Defeated Kevin HollandTBD
4Jared Cannonier13–5Lost to Robert WhittakerTBD
5Derek Brunson22–7Defeated Kevin HollandTBD
6Darren Till18–3–1Lost to Robert WhittakerTBD
7Jack Hermansson21-6Lost to Marvin VettoriEdmen Shahbazyan (UFC 262)
8Uriah Hall17-9Defeated Chris WeidmanTBD
9Kelvin Gastelum16-7 (1 NC)Lost to Robert WhittakerTBD
10Edmen Shahbazyan11-1Lost to Derek BrunsonJack Hermansson (UFC 262)
11Sean Strickland23-3Defeated Krzysztof JotkoTBD
12Chris Weidman15-6Lost to Uriah HallTBD
13Omari Akhmedov21-5-1Defeated Tom BreeseBrad Tavares (UFC 264)
14Kevin Holland21-7Lost to Marvin VettoriTBD
15Brad Tavares18-6Defeated Antônio Carlos JúniorOmari Akhmedov (UFC 264)


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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