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Israel Adesanya Biography/Wiki

Net Worth: $5 Million
Date of Birth: Jul 22, 1989 (32 years old)
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian, New Zealander

Israel Mobolaji Odunayo Oluwafemi Temitayo Owolabi Adesanya s a Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and former boxer with multiple championships in all three disciplines.

As a mixed martial artist, he is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the current UFC Middleweight Champion. In kickboxing, he is a former Glory Middleweight Championship title, challenger. As of 12 April 2022 he is #3 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

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Israel Adesanya Net Worth

Israel Adesanya is a New Zealand professional mixed martial artist and kickboxer who has a net worth of $5 million. Israel Adesanya has won multiple championship titles. As an MMA fighter, he competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, while as a kickboxer he is a former challenger for the Glory Middleweight Championship title. Adesanya is considered to be among the best strikers in MMA and claimed the UFC Middleweight Championship title in 2019.

Israel Adesanya Wiki

Born Israel Mobolaji Adesanya
22 July 1989 (age 32)
Lagos, Nigeria
Nickname(s) The Last Stylebender
Residence Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality Nigerian
New Zealander
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Division Middleweight (2012–present)
Light Heavyweight (2021)
Reach 80 in (203 cm)[2]
Style Kickboxing, Boxing
Fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand
Team City Kickboxing (2010–present)
Trainer Eugene Bareman: Head coach
Andrei Păuleț: Wrestling
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under André Galvão
Years active 2009–present
Professional boxing record
Total 6
Wins 5
By knockout 1
Losses 1
Kickboxing record
Total 80
Wins 75
By knockout 29
Losses 5
By knockout 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 23
Wins 22
By knockout 15
By decision 7
Losses 1
By decision 1

Israel Adesanya was born on July 22, 1989, in Lagos, Nigeria as the oldest of five children of accountant Oluwafemi and nurse Taiwo. Israel went to Chrisland School, Opebi, where he participated in Taekwondo. In 1999, Adesanya moved with his family to Ghana, where they stayed for 10 months. Following this, they moved to Rotorua, New Zealand. There, Adesanya went to Rotorua Boys’ High School. He went on to attend the Universal College of Learning in Whanganui, where he majored in computer design. Around this time, Adesanya decided to begin training in kickboxing; eventually, he chose to drop out of college to pursue his career in the sport.

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Israel Adesanya Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, And More

Israel Adesanya Career

Israel Adesanya began his kickboxing career with incredible success, racking up a 32-0 record before turning professional. He continued to perform exceptionally well as a professional, winning the first seven of his fights. In 2016, Adesanya took part in the Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament, where he beat Robert Thomas in the semifinals before winning the tournament in a split-decision victory over Yousri Belgaroui. He later faced off against Jason Wilnis for the Glory Middleweight Championship in Los Angeles, ultimately losing in a somewhat controversial unanimous decision. Adesanya had his final kickboxing fight, which resulted in a knockout loss, in a rematch against Alex Pereira at Glory of Heroes 7.

Israel Adesanya Mixed Martial Arts Career

In 2012, Israel Adesanya made his professional MMA debut with a TKO victory over James Griffiths. After taking another TKO win over John Vake, Adesanya went on a two-year hiatus from MMA. He returned in 2015 to record another TKO, this time against Song Kenan. Primarily fighting on the Chinese and Oceanian circuits, Adesanya racked up an early 8-0 career record. Later, in 2018, he made his debut in the UFC against Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221. Adesanya ultimately won the match via technical knockout and received his first Performance of the Night bonus. He next faced off against Marvin Vettori at UFC on Fox 29, winning the fight by a split decision. A few months later, Adesanya beat Brad Tavares by unanimous decision and earned another Performance of the Night honor. More success came later in the year, with Adesanya beating Derek Brunson at UFC 230. Early in 2019, he beat Anderson Silva in the main event at UFC 234.

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At UFC 236 in April of 2019, Adesanya was pitted against Kelvin Gastelum for the interim UFC Middleweight Championship. In the memorable, back-and-forth fight, Adesanya won via unanimous decision. Later in the year, he beat Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 to claim the UFC Middleweight Championship. Adesanya next went up against Yoel Romero at UFC 248 in March of 2020; winning by unanimous decision, it was the first successful defense of his title. He continued to defend his title at UFC 253, beating the previously undefeated Paulo Costa via technical knockout. Moving up weight classes in 2021, Adesanya faced Jan Błachowicz for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship; he ultimately lost in his first-ever MMA defeat. He bounced back at UFC 263, where he beat Marvin Vettori in a rematch for the Middleweight Championship. At UFC 271 in 2022, Adesanya defended his title yet again by winning his rematch against Robert Whittaker.

Israel Adesanya Boxing Career

In late 2014, Israel Adesanya launched his professional boxing career and was given a wildcard to enter as a cruiserweight in the Super 8 Boxing Tournament in Auckland, New Zealand. In his fight, he had a controversial loss via unanimous decision to Australian champion Daniel Ammann. Adesanya reentered the Super 8 Tournament the following year and won his first professional bout against Asher Derbyshire. He went on to beat Lance Bryant in the tournament’s second fight, before emerging victorious over Brian Minto in the final. Later in the year, at the Super 8 Boxing Tournament IV, Adesanya defended his cruiserweight title by defeating Zane Hopman in the semifinal and Lance Bryant in the final.

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Israel Adesanya Personal Life and Endorsements

Israel Adesanya is a fan of dancing, having competed in many dance competitions throughout New Zealand before he began kickboxing. He highlighted his passion for dance in a choreographed walkout at UFC 243.

He is also passionate about anime, with his nickname of the “Last Stylebender” being a reference to the anime-inspired cartoon series “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Adesanya has said that he would like to establish an anime production company after his fighting career is over.

In 2020, Adesanya became the first MMA athlete to secure a sponsorship deal with Puma. He also served as an ambassador for in early 2021.

Disclaimer: The above information is sourced from various websites/ media reports. The website does not guarantee a 100% accuracy of the figures.

Israel Adesanya Social Media Accounts

  1. Instagram @stylebender
  2. Twitter@stylebender
  3. Facebook @Israel Adesanya


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