Israel Adesnya is a New Zealand based Nigerian professional mixed martial artist born on July 22, 1989. He is well known for his counter strikes and fluid striking which makes his opponent to tag him clean.
Israel has also competed both in Kickboxing and boxing. He already boast of an undefeated record of 19 wins and no losses as a mixed martial artist where he became the UFC Middleweight Champion while being signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
He is the former Glory middleweight Champion contender winner and King in the Ring two time cruiser weight and heavy weight champion in Kick boxing.
Israel Adesanya Profile
- Full Name: Israel Mobolaji Adesanya
- Also known as: The Last Stylebender
- Date of Birth: July 22, 1989
- Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
- Nationality: Nigerian, New Zealander
- Residence: Auckland, New Zealand
- Height: 6ft 4in
- Weight: 84 kg
- Net Worth: $2 million
Early Life & Background
Isreal Adesanya was born on July 22, 1989 in Lagos, Nigeria.
He was born in a family of five children and grew up alongside his siblings; Deborah, Samuel, David and Bolu.
His father, Femi Adesanya was an accountant while his mother, Taiwo Adesanya was a nurse.
He attended Chrisland School in Opebi, Lagos before his family relocated to Robtorua, New Zealand at the age of 10 where he attended Rotorua Boys’ High School.
Adesanya started training in kickboxing at the age of 10 after being inspired by the Muay Thai film “Ong-Bak”.
He moved to Auckland, New Zealand at the age of 21 and began training under Eugene Bareman at City Kickboxing with other established MMA fighters which include the likes of Dan Hooker and Alexander Volkanovski.
He became the UFC interim middleweight champion after beting Kelvin Gastelum and then defeated Robert Whittacker to become the undisputed middleweight champion. He has defended his title one time against Yoel Romero.
He has also been the Cruiser weight and Heavyweight champion of the king of the Ring. He was the winner of the Glory Middleweight Contender.
He has been unbeaten in his MMA career with a record of 19 wins.
He won the Performance of the Night bonus four times and Fight of the Night bonus two times.
Israel boasts lots of sponsorship deals with the likes of ENGAGE and Peak Milk. He also owns fleets of cars in his collection including a Range Rover and Ferrari.
Israel Adesanya is one of the most influential mixed martial artist with an estimated net worth of $2 million.