Israel Adesanya Climbs in Latest Rankings After UFC 253 Card

UFC 253 took place last weekend at the Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, and had some big names on the card. The results have made quite an impact on the latest rankings, which was released recently.

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya made strides in the Pound for Pound rankings and went past UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic to #3.

Adesanya had a major win at the PPV, when he knocked out Paulo Costa in the second round.

Dustin Poirier, who got in a tussle with UFC recently over a fight at UFC 254, also displaced Justin Gaethje to be ranked 7th in the overall rankings.

Several contenders in the light heavyweight division saw a +1, as Jan Blachowicz won the previously vacant title in the division.

Thiago Santos moved up to the No.1 contender spot in the division.