Ahh, the middleweight division. Whose champion, Israel Adesanya, may or may not be a light heavyweight come 2021.
Adesanya is set to face Jan Blachowicz for 205lb gold, from all appearances. Which could set up a potential super fight with Jon Jones. At least, should Jones opt to hold off on his move to heavyweight.
Hello, 185lb logjam. But maybe that’s not a bad thing. Divisions take time to mature, and middleweight feels as if it’s in something of a rebuilding phase, with Yoel Romero gone, and Robert Whittaker, Kelvin Gastelum, and Paulo Costa already defeated by the champion.
We’ve got 10 picks for additions the UFC could make to the weight class this year. But before we get started, here’s a look at last year’s list, featuring current UFC roster members Dricus Du Plessis, Dustin Stoltzfus, and Kyle Daukaus all signing with the UFC in 2020.
Dricus Du Plessis
Now, here’s our picks for 2021!