A professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and former boxer with Nigerian roots who now resides in New Zealand, Israel Adesanya has won numerous titles in each of these sports. He is the current UFC Middleweight Champion and competes as a mixed martial artist in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is ranked #2 among men in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings as of August 2022. He is one of the most effective attackers in mixed martial arts.
Israel Adesanya Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $4 million|
|Full Name Israel Mobolaji Adesanya|
|Nickname The Last Style bender|
|Birth Date 22 July 1989|
|Age 33 Years|
|Birthplace Lagos, Nigeria|
|Profession Mixed Martial Artist, Boxer|
|Girlfriend Lottie Powdrell|
Israel Adesanya Early Life
The oldest of the five children of accountant Oluwafemi and nurse Taiwo, Israel Adesanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 22, 1989. He studied at Chrisland School in Opebi as a child, where he engaged in Taekwondo. Adesanya relocated to Ghana with his family in 1999, where they remained for ten months. They then relocated to Rotorua, New Zealand. Adesanya attended Rotorua Boys’ High School there. Later, he majored in computer design at the Universal College of Learning in Whanganui. Adesanya decided to start training in kickboxing around this time, and he ultimately decided to discontinue his studies to focus solely on the sport.
Israel Adesanya Kickboxing Career
Before turning professional, Adesanya had a 32-0 record in kickboxing, which was an amazing start to his career. He kept up his remarkable professional performance, winning his first seven matches. Adesanya’s final kickboxing encounter, a rematch against Alex Pereira at Glory of Heroes 7, ended in a knockout loss for Adesanya.
Israel Adesanya MMA Career
Adesanya defeated James Griffiths via TKO in 2012 to make his MMA career debut. Adesanya took a two-year break from mixed martial arts after winning by TKO against John Vake once more. He came back in 2015 and defeated Song Kenan for another TKO. At UFC 234’s main event, he defeated Anderson Silva early in 2019. Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum competed for the interim UFC Middleweight Championship at UFC 236 in April 2019. At UFC 248 in March 2020, Adesanya faced Yoel Romero and his victory by unanimous decision was the first time he successfully defended his belt. Adesanya successfully defended his championship against Robert Whittaker once again at UFC 271 in 2022.
Israel Adesanya Girlfriend
Adesanya is a very private person and does not like to share his personal life publicly but he is rumored dating Lottie Powdrell, an online fitness trainer.
Israel Adesanya Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Israel Adesanya is $4 million as of 2022. He is the owner of the apparel company Engage Clothing and he has a Ferrari worth $700,000 and a Range Rover. In 2018, Adesanya made his UFC debut and made roughly $153,000 and in 2019, Adesanya reportedly made roughly $178,000 from the match. Adesanya made almost 490 thousand dollars after defeating player Robert Whittaker to win the UFC middleweight at UFC 243. With Whittaker in February in a famous rematch, he earned 642,000 dollars in his final fight.
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