The middleweight division is one that has not been very active as of late. The last time a top contender was in The Octagon was March 7, when Adesanya and Yoel Romero fought for the division title.
The division looks to be making a comeback at the moment though, with two big matchups scheduled in the next couple months.
Last week, the UFC announced that Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya would take on No. 2 contender Paulo Costa at UFC 253 in September. No. 1 Robert Whittaker will also take on No. 5 Darren Till in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday.
Should the winner of Till and Whittaker get their shot at the title against the winner of Adesanya and Costa?
If Whittaker were to win, the thought of him being in a title fight next would be fairly justified, as he is the No. 1 contender. The question that remains to be answered is whether Till would be granted the same shot if he were to pull off the upset. Would he be worthy of a title shot, or does he need to prove himself one more time before fighting for the strap?