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The Top 10 Greatest UFC Middleweights of All-Time

The Top 10 Greatest UFC Middleweights of All-Time

The UFC middleweight division has showcased some of the most talented and dominant fighters in the history of mixed martial arts (MMA). Over the years, we have witnessed incredible athletes who have left a lasting impact on the sport. In this article, we will explore the top 10 greatest UFC middleweights of all time, taking into consideration their achievements, skills, and impact on the sport.

1. Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva is widely regarded as the greatest middleweight fighter of all time. With his incredible striking skills, fluid movement, and unparalleled accuracy, Silva dominated the division for a record-breaking 2,457 days. During his reign, he defended his title a record 10 times, showcasing his unmatched skill set and leaving a lasting legacy.

2. Georges St-Pierre

Although primarily known for his success at welterweight, Georges St-Pierre also competed at middleweight and achieved great success. St-Pierre's technical prowess, athleticism, and exceptional fight IQ made him a formidable opponent in any weight class. His victory over Michael Bisping to capture the middleweight title solidified his legacy as one of the greatest fighters of all time.

3. Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker has emerged as one of the most accomplished middleweights in recent years. The Australian fighter possesses a well-rounded skill set, combining powerful striking with effective grappling. Whittaker's victories over Yoel Romero and Jacare Souza solidified his position as a top contender and his thrilling fights have endeared him to fans around the world.

4. Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman burst onto the scene in spectacular fashion, dethroning Anderson Silva and ending his historic reign. Weidman's blend of wrestling and striking made him a nightmare for opponents. Although his reign as champion was short-lived, Weidman's victories over Silva, Lyoto Machida, and Vitor Belfort established him as one of the top middleweights in the division's history.

5. Luke Rockhold

Luke Rockhold's combination of size, athleticism, and technical skills made him a formidable force in the middleweight division. Rockhold captured the title by dethroning Chris Weidman and defended it successfully against Michael Bisping. His victories over Ronaldo Souza and Lyoto Machida showcased his ability to finish fights against elite competition.

6. Rich Franklin

Rich Franklin was one of the pioneers of the UFC middleweight division. Known for his well-rounded skill set and durability, Franklin held the title for nearly two years. His victories over Evan Tanner, Nate Quarry, and Yushin Okami solidified his place among the top middleweights of his era.

7. Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping's relentless work ethic and determination led him to become the first British champion in UFC history. Bisping's striking and cardio were his biggest weapons, as he pushed a relentless pace in his fights. His crowning achievement came when he defeated Luke Rockhold to capture the middleweight title in a stunning upset.

8. Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya burst onto the scene with his flashy striking and unique fighting style. Adesanya's precision and creativity inside the octagon have earned him a massive following. With victories over Robert Whittaker, Kelvin Gastelum, and Yoel Romero, Adesanya has firmly established himself as one of the top middleweights in the division.

9. Dan Henderson

Although primarily known for his success at light heavyweight, Dan Henderson also competed at middleweight and achieved great success. Henderson's iconic "H-Bomb" right hand made him one of the most dangerous knockout artists in MMA history. His victories over Wanderlei Silva, Rich Franklin, and Michael Bisping cemented his place as one of the most respected fighters in the sport.

10. Yoel Romero

Yoel Romero's explosive athleticism and knockout power make him one of the most feared fighters in the middleweight division. Despite falling short in his title bids against Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya, Romero's highlight-reel knockouts and incredible physicality make him a worthy addition to this list.

The UFC middleweight division has seen some of the most talented fighters in MMA history. Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Robert Whittaker, Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Rich Franklin, Michael Bisping, Israel Adesanya, Dan Henderson, and Yoel Romero have all made significant contributions to the sport and have left an indelible mark on the division. Their skills, accomplishments, and impact on the sport make them the top 10 greatest UFC middleweights of all time.


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