The most Googled UFC fighter from each weight class might surprise you

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Here's who the MMA fans are googling the most in each UFC division.

MMA fans might think that Conor McGregor is the most Googled UFC fighter but they would be wrong. According to research done by MiddleEasy, he doesn't make the list.

Their research broke down the most Googled fighter overall and for each weight class and a few of the results are suprising.

On the men's pound-for-pound list, Israel Adesanya comes in as the most Googled. This could be in part to his upcoming UFC 287 appearance, scheduled for Saturday in Miami, FL. The research shows that Adesanya came up as the number one search for 47 states. Coming in second and third is Jon Jones and Kamaru Usman.

 Here's a breakdown of the most Googled fighters in each weight class.

Men’s heavyweight: Jon Jones (second and third are Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa)

Men’s light heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev (second and third are Anthony Smith and Paul Craig.

Men’s middleweight: Israel Adesanya (second and third are Alex Pereira and Sean Strickland)

Men’s welterweight: Khamzat Chimaev (second and third are Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman)

Men’s lightweight: Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliviera tied for first with Dustin Poirier coming in second

Men’s featherweight: Bryce Mitchell (second and third are Max Holloway and Alex Volkanovski)

Men’s flyweight: Brandon Moreno (second and third are Kai-Kara-France and Deivison Figuerido)

Men’s bantamweight: Sean O’ Malley (second and third are Petr Yan and Dominick Cruz)

Keep in mind that the data may have come at a time when that particular fighter was about to fight or caught up in a scandal, so take the data with a grain of salt. But it's fun to think about who American MMA fans are interested in.

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