10 Middleweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2022

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Gamzat Khiramagomedov (right) vs. Glaico Franca Credit: PFL

The middleweight division remains ruled by dazzling kickboxer Israel Adesanya, who will defend his title this February against Robert Whittaker. That’s the second straight rematch for “The Last Stylebender,” who is quickly running through all the opponents he can find at 185lbs.

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 Alex Pereira, Caio Borralho, Isi Fitikefu, and Rinat Fakhretdinov all signing with the UFC in 2020.

Alex Pereira
Aaron Jeffery
Ayub Gimbatov
Caio Borralho
Hashen Arkhagha
Isi Fitikefu
Rinat Fakhretdinov
Ramazan Kuramagomedov
Shamil Abdulaev
Vladimir Mineev

Before we move on, here’s the previous entries in our 2022 “10 Prospects” series.

10 Heavyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2022

10 Light Heavyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2022