Latest UFC Rankings: Israel Adesanya passes Stipe Miocic to make it in Top 3 of Men’s P4P

Jon Jones and Khabib Nurmagomedov retain positions as Israel Adesanya takes the no.3 spot in men's P4P

Jon Jones is at No.1 whereas Israel Adesanya goes up to no.3 in Men’s P4P rankings

With UFC 253 being the most highlighted event of the year till date, it saw a new champion being crowned, Jan Blachowicz. Not just that the main event saw the undefeated streak of the middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya getting extended. It significantly helped the fighter to reach 100 combat sports victory in his professional career. It helped Adesanya to get pass Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic to grab the no.3 spot.

Adesanya is now behind Khabib Nurmagomedov. Dustin Poirier moves past Justin Gaethje for spot number seven, relegating the interim welterweight champ to eight. Petr Yan is up one to ten. Conor McGregor falls one to 11.

Men’s Pound-for-pound ranking

Khabib Nurmagomedov retains his no.2 spot in Men’s P4P ranking
  1. Jon Jones
  2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
  3. Israel Adesanya +1
  4. Stipe Miocic -1
  5. Kamaru Usman
  6. Alexander Volkanovski
  7. Dustin Poirier +1
  8. Justin Gaethje -1
  9. Max Holloway
  10. Petr Yan +1
  11. Conor McGregor -1
  12. Deiveson Figueiredo +2
  13. Tony Ferguson -1
  14. Robert Whittaker -1
  15. Francis Ngannou

Heavyweight – Ciryl Gane is up one to 12. Blagoy Ivanov drops two to 14.

Light Heavyweight – Everything has changed. Obviously, Jan Blachowicz is your new champ. Thiago Santos is the new number one contender. Dominick Reyes drop to two. Everyone else moves up a spot except for Magomed Ankalaev, who is up two to 11 and Ryan Spann, who stays at 12. Ovince Saint Preux re-enters the rankings at 15.

  • Middleweight – No changes.
  • Welterweight – No changes.
  • Lightweight – No changes.

Featherweight – For some reason, Shane Burgos moves up three spots and cracks the top ten, in a tie with Dan Ige. Sodiq Yusuff and Ryan Hall fell one spot each to 12 and 13.

Bantamweight – No changes.

Flyweight – Brandon Royval’s thrilling UFC 253 win over Kai Kara-France has him up to the seven spot after just two fights in the Octagon. Kara-France falls one to eight and Rogerio Bontorin is down one as well to nine. Raulian Paiva drops one into a tie for 12.

  • Women’s P4P – No changes.
  • Bantamweight (women’s) – No changes.
  • Women’s Flyweight – No changes.
  • Strawweight – No changes.

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