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411 Middleweight MMA Rankings: Israel Adesanya, Darren Till, More

June 15, 2021 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s Official MMA Rankings

Middleweight Division (185 pounds)


1) Israel Adesanya (21-1)

Weight Class: Middleweight

Birthday: July 22, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Marvin Vettori – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 263 – June 12, 2021

– vs. Jan Blachowicz – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 259 – March 6, 2021

– vs. Paulo Costa – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 253 – September 19, 2020

– vs. Yoel Romero – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 248 – March 7, 2020

– vs. Robert Whittaker – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC 243 – October 6, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Back at middleweight, Israel Adesanya returned to his dominant self, taking each round in a unanimous decision win against Marvin Vettori. While most of the top contenders are still trying to make their cases for a title fight, the most obvious next challenger has to be Robert Whittaker. Since losing the title to Adesanya in 2019, the former champion is undefeated in three fights.



2) Robert Whittaker (23-5)

Height: 6′

Birthday: December 20, 1990

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Kelvin Gastelum – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – April 17, 2021

– vs. Jared Cannonier – Win via decision (unaninmous) – UFC 254 – October 24, 2020

– vs. Darren Till – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – July 25, 2020

– vs. Israel Adesanya – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC 243 – October 6, 2019

– vs. Yoel Romero – Win via decision (split) – UFC 225 – June 9, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



3) Paulo Costa (13-1)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: April 21, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Israel Adesanya – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 253 – September 19, 2020

– vs. Yoel Romero – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019

– vs. Uriah Hall – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2018

– vs. Johny Hendricks – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 217 – November 4, 2017

– vs. Oluwale Bamgbose – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 212 – June 3, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



4) Jared Cannonier (13-5)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: March 3, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Robert Whittaker – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 254 – October 24, 2020

– vs. Jack Hermansson – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 28, 2019

– vs. Anderson Silva – Win via TKO (leg kick) – UFC 237 – May 11, 2019

– vs. David Branch – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 230 – November 3, 2018

– vs. Dominick Reyes – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – May 19, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Kelvin Gastelum – UFC on ESPN – August 21, 2021



5) Yoel Romero (13-5)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: April 30, 1977

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Israel Adesanya – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 248 – March 7, 2020

– vs. Paulo Costa – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019

– vs. Robert Whittaker – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 225 – June 9, 2018

– vs. Luke Rockhold – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC 221 – February 11, 2018

– vs. Robert Whittaker – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 213 – July 8, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



6) Darren Till (18-3-1)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: December 24, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Robert Whittaker – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – July 25, 2020

– vs. Kelvin Gastelum – Win via decision (split) – UFC 244 – November 2, 2019

– vs. Jorge Masvidal – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – March 16, 2019

– vs. Tyron Woodley – Loss via submission (D’Arce choke) – UFC 228 – September 8, 2018

– vs. Stephen Thompson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – May 27, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Derek Brunson – UFC Fight Night – August 14, 2021



7) Derek Brunson (22-7)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: January 4, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Kevin Holland – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – March 20, 2021

– vs. Edmen Shahbazyan – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – August 1, 2020

– vs. Ian Heinisch – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019

– vs. Elias Theodorou – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – May 4, 2019

– vs. Israel Adesanya – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 230 – November 3, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Darren Till – UFC Fight Night – August 14, 2021



8) Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: August 1, 1985

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Douglas Lima – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator MMA – October 29, 2020

– vs. Lyoto Machida – Win via decision (split) – Bellator MMA – September 28, 2019

– vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. – Loss via decision (unanimous) – Bellator MMA – June 22, 2019

– vs. Rory MacDonald – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 206 – September 29, 2018

– vs. Rafael Carvalho – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 200 – May 25, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



9) Kelvin Gastelum (16-7, 1 NC)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: October 24, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Robert Whittaker – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – April 17, 2021

– vs. Ian Heinisch – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 258 – February 19, 2021

– vs. Jack Hermansson – Loss via submission (heel hook) – UFC Fight Night – July 18, 2020

– vs. Darren Till – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 244 – November 2, 2019

– vs. Israel Adesanya – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 236 – April 13, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Jared Cannonier – UFC on ESPN – August 21, 2021



10) Marvin Vettori (17-5-1)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: September 20, 1993

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Israel Adesanya – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 263 – June 12, 2021

– vs. Kevin Holland – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ABC – April 10, 2021

– vs. Jack Hermansson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – December 5, 2020

– vs. Karl Roberson – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC on ESPN – June 13, 2020

– vs. Andrew Sanchez – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – October 12, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



11) Jack Hermansson (22-6)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: June 10, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Edmen Shahbazyan – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 262 – May 15, 2021

– vs. Marin Vettori – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – December 5, 2020

– vs. Kelvin Gastelum – Win via submission (heel hook) – UFC Fight Night – July 18, 2020

– vs. Jared Cannonier – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 28, 2019

– vs. Jacare Souza – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – April 27, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Uriah Hall (16-9)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: July 31, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Chris Weidman – Win via TKO (broken leg) – UFC 261 – April 24, 2021

– vs. Anderson Silva – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – October 31, 2020

– vs. Antonio Carlos Jr. – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – September 14, 2019

– vs. Bevon Lewis – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC 232 – December 29, 2018

– vs. Paulo Costa – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Sean Strickland – UFC Fight Night – July 31, 2021




13) Sean Strickland (23-3)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: February 27, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Krzysztof Jotko – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – May 1, 2021

– vs. Brendan Allen – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 14, 2020

– vs. Jack Marshamn – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – October 31, 2020

– vs. Nordine Taleb – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – October 27, 2018

– vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos – Loss via KO (spinning wheel kick) – UFC 224 – May 12, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Uriah Hall – UFC Fight Night – July 31, 2021




14) Omari Akhmedov (21-5-1)

Height: 6’

Birthday: October 12, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Tom Breese – Win via submission (Arm-Triangle choke) – UFC on ESPN – January 20, 2021

– vs. Chris Weidman – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – August 8, 2020

– vs. Ian Heinisch – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

– vs. Zak Cummings – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 242 – September 7, 2019

– vs. Tim Boetsch – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – March 9, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Brad Tavares – UFC 264 – July 10, 2021



15) Edmen Shahbazyan (11-2)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: November 20, 1997

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jack Hermansson – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 262 – May 15, 2021

– vs. Derek Brunson – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – August 1, 2020

– vs. Brad Tavares – Win via KO (head kick) – UFC 244 – November 2, 2019

– vs. Jack Marshman – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019

– vs. Charles Byrd – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 235 – March 2, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown