UFC 253 Results/ Takeaways


Main Event: Israel Adesanya #ANDSTILL

Round 1: We did not see the Paolo Costa that we are used to. Something about his approach seemed a bit, gun-shy. Adesanya worked the outside and seemed to work his leg kicks and jabs to get a gauge of distance and timing. The first round was merely a feeling out process that saw a Costa that controlled the center of the octagon, but did not put any pressure on Adesanya.

Round 2: Similar to the first, the two seemed to maintain the same philosophy as the first round. However, both Adesanya and Costa began to taunt each other. Adesanya began to sneak in a bit more jabs and leg kicks before clipping Costa with a precise right hand to the temple that put Costa down. From there the rest was history

Result: Israel Adesanya Winner by KO/TKO in Round 2 (3:59)


Co-Main Event: Jan Blachowicz #ANDNEW

Round 1: Jan delivered very much damage to Dominick Reyes’ ribs in the first round. To counterattack Reyes’ leg attacks, which served effective in the Jones- Reyes fight, Jan Blachowicz decided to go-after Reyes’ body with a roundhouse left leg kick. The rib damage seemed to be very visible after the first round.

Round 2: Blachowicz very much controlled the center in this fight. Reyes attempted to work around Jan’s power, but he never seemed to get to his attacks. Reyes was never able to manage and control a distance in which he could effectively strike from. Jan’s body kicks continued to redden the ribs of Reyes. Then, the two got into a brawl in which Jan was able to connect with a combo that stumbled Reyes, and the rest was history.

Result: Jan Blachowicz Winner via KO/ TKO in Round 2 (4:36)

(C) Israel AdesanyaRound 2 (3:59)
(#1) Paolo Costa
(#3) Jan BlachowiczRound 2 (4:36)
(#1) Dominick Reyes
(#9) Brandon RoyvalRound 2 (0:48)
(#7) Kai Kara-France
(#7) Ketlen VieiraRound 3 (5:00)
U Dec
(#13) Sijara Eubanks
Hakeem DawoduRound 3 (5:00)
S Dec
Zubaira Tukhugov
Brad RiddellRound 3 (5:00)
U Dec
Alex Da Silva
Jake MatthewsRound 3 (5:00)
U Dec
Diego Sanchez
Ludovit KleinRound 1 (1:16)
Shane Young
William KnightRound 3 (5:00)
U Dec
Aleksa Camur
Juan EspinoRound 1 (3:48)
Jeff Hughes
Danilo MarquesRound 3 (5:00)
U Dec
Khadis Ibragimov

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