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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


UFC fighter sends tweet in retaliation of Israel Adesanya's 9/11 comment

UFC fighter sends tweet in retaliation of Israel Adesanya's 9/11 comment

Isreael Adesanya wants a ruby on his belt, whether his opponent makes weight or not

Isreael Adesanya wants a ruby on his belt, whether his opponent makes weight or not

Chris Weidman moving back to UFC Middleweight Division for Jack Hermansson fight

Chris Weidman moving back to UFC Middleweight Division for Jack Hermansson fight

Darren Till reveals his alternative plans for UFC 248

Darren Till reveals his alternative plans for UFC 248

Darren Till willing to fight anyone in the UFC Middleweight Division except Yoel Romero

Darren Till willing to fight anyone in the UFC Middleweight Division except Yoel Romero

Coach says Israel Adesanya could push for a fight against Stipe Miocic

Coach says Israel Adesanya could push for a fight against Stipe Miocic

Jared Cannonier reveals pectoral injury, will not be competing at UFC 248

Jared Cannonier reveals pectoral injury, will not be competing at UFC 248

UFC 248 - With Robert Whittaker out, Jared Cannonier wants to face Kelvin Gastelum 

UFC 248 - With Robert Whittaker out, Jared Cannonier wants to face Kelvin Gastelum 

Darren Till reportedly favorite to replace Robert Whittaker at UFC 248

Darren Till reportedly favorite to replace Robert Whittaker at UFC 248

UFC News: Darren Till messages Israel Adesanya, asks him to hand over middleweight title

UFC News: Darren Till messages Israel Adesanya, asks him to hand over middleweight title

UFC News: Jacare Souza vs Uriah Hall confirmed for UFC 249

UFC News: Jacare Souza vs Uriah Hall confirmed for UFC 249

UFC 53: What happened when Forest Griffin made his PPV debut?

UFC 53: What happened when Forest Griffin made his PPV debut?

UFC News: Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier set for UFC 248

UFC News: Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier set for UFC 248

UFC News: Swedish middleweight says a fight against Darren Till is on the cards

UFC News: Swedish middleweight says a fight against Darren Till is on the cards

UFC News: Jon Jones opens up on the possibility of a fight against Israel Adesanya

UFC News: Jon Jones opens up on the possibility of a fight against Israel Adesanya

UFC News: Darren Till called out by veteran middleweight

UFC News: Darren Till called out by veteran middleweight

UFC News: Kelvin Gastelum calls out former champion for a big fight

UFC News: Kelvin Gastelum calls out former champion for a big fight

UFC News: Jared Cannonier has reportedly signed for a fight against Robert Whittaker

UFC News: Jared Cannonier has reportedly signed for a fight against Robert Whittaker

UFC News: Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier targeted for March event

UFC News: Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier targeted for March event

UFC News: Israel Adesanya claims that he has been keeping tabs on Edmen Shahbazyan's rise in the middleweight division

UFC News: Israel Adesanya claims that he has been keeping tabs on Edmen Shahbazyan's rise in the middleweight division

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