UFC Middleweight Division

You're here to discuss the current state of one of the most exciting and competitive weight divisions in the sport of mixed martial arts, the UFC middleweight division.

This division is home to some of the most talented fighters on the planet who put on thrilling and high-level fights that leave fans (like us) on the edge of our seats. Whether you're a casual fan or a die-hard MMA enthusiast, we've got you covered with the latest updates on the top 15 ranked fighters.

Here are the dynamic and ever-changing UFC Middleweight Rankings.

Current Top 15 Rankings:

Champion - Dricus Du Plessis

  1. Sean Strickland
  2. Israel Adesanya
  3. Robert Whittaker
  4. Jared Cannonier
  5. Marvin Vettori
  6. Paulo Costa
  7. Brendan Allen
  8. Roman Dolidze
  9. Khamzat Chimaev
  10. Jack Hermansson
  11. Nassourdine Imavov
  12. Paul Craig
  13. Chris Curtis
  14. Anthony Hernandez
  15. Caio Borralho

Current UFC Middleweight Champion - Dricus Du Plessis

Dricus Du Plessis is a South African professional mixed martial artist. At UFC 297, Du Plessis defeated former Middleweight champion, Sean Strickland.

Du Plessis' split decision victory over Sean Strickland earned him the Championship belt after just 7 professional fights in the UFC. Which Middleweight contender would you want to see Du Plessis face next?

#1 Middleweight Fighter - Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland, the enigmatic American mixed martial artist, has carved out a unique path in the Middleweight division. With his unorthodox style and relentless aggression, Strickland has consistently impressed fans and critics alike.

Strickland's most recent bout ended in a loss by split decision. It was a close fight, but the judges determined Strickland did not successfully defend his former Championship title.

#2 Middleweight Fighter - Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist. Adesanya is considered to be one of the best strikers in MMA history, by many fight fans around the world.

Adesanya's nearly flawless striking style combines precision and agility, along with impeccable footwork. He is known for his incredible striking techniques and has achieved great success with multiple title defenses.

Adesanya's dynamic personality and charisma have also made him a fan favorite in the sport.

#3 Middleweight Fighter - Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker is an Australian professional mixed martial artist. Whittaker competes in the Middleweight division, where he has established himself as a top contender.

Known for his well-rounded skill set, Whittaker possesses a combination of striking, grappling, and endurance that has earned him numerous victories and a UFC championship title.

#4 Middleweight Fighter - Jared Cannonier

Jared Cannonier is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the UFC Middleweight division, where he has earned victories over several notable opponents.

Cannonier is known for competing in (and winning) fights in 3 different weight divisions including Heavyweight, Light Heavyweight, and Middleweight. He continues to climb the ranks in the UFC and showcase his skills in the octagon.

#5 Middleweight Fighter - Martin Vettori

Marvin Vettori, a charismatic Italian mixed martial artist, has made a name for himself in the UFC's Middleweight division. Known for his relentless pressure, tenacity, and strong grappling skills, Vettori has consistently delivered exciting fights.

With a fiery personality and an unwavering determination to become the champion, Vettori continues to capture the attention of fans around the world.

#6 Middleweight Fighter - Paulo Costa

Paulo Costa, the Brazilian powerhouse, has taken the UFC by storm with his explosive striking and chiseled physique. Nicknamed "The Borrachinha", Costa has bulldozed his way through many of the division's top fighters.

His trash-talking and brash persona, combined with his impressive skill set, ensure that he remains a polarizing figure in the sport.

#7 Middleweight Fighter - Roman Dolidze

Roman Dolidze, the rising star from Georgia, has demonstrated his prowess inside the UFC's Light Heavyweight division. With an impressive record and a dynamic skill set, Dolidze has quickly won over fans with his exciting fights and devastating knockouts.

Outside of the octagon, he is known for his humble demeanor and dedication to his craft.

#8 Middleweight Fighter - Brendan Allen

Brendan Allen, the American-born mixed martial artist, has made a name for himself in the UFC middleweight division with his well-rounded skill set and impressive record of 23 wins and 5 losses.

Allen's gritty and relentless style has earned him a legion of fans who appreciate his determination to climb the ranks and become a future champion.

#9 Middleweight Fighter - Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev, the Swedish-Chechen fighter, burst onto the UFC scene with an unprecedented record of three wins in 66 days. His dominant wrestling and powerful striking have earned him a reputation as one of the most promising prospects in the sport.

Chimaev is also known for his quiet confidence and unshakeable determination to become champion.

#10 Middleweight Fighter - Jack Hermansson

Jack Hermansson, the Swedish submission specialist, has made a notable impact in the UFC Middleweight division. With his exceptional grappling skills and relentless pace, Hermansson has put on thrilling performances against top contenders.

Beyond his fighting abilities, he is also known for his calm and focused mindset, making him a formidable force in the sport.

Come Back to Check for Updates

The UFC promotes fights on a regular basis. This list will change as rankings continue to change and update, so make sure you come back again to stay in the loop!