Israel Adesanya, also known as ‘The Last Stylebender,’ is a dynamic middleweight fighter in the UFC. He is one of the fastest-rising superstars in the boxing arena who dominates the UFC’s division with his magnetic charisma. He is popularly known as a mixed martial artist who has a magnificent persona inside the ring. His dominant fighting skills inside the ring have made it impossible for any competitor to defeat him. Currently, he is a 20 times winner with no defeats in his professional MMA career. With such as great journey, his net worth keeps on increasing. Currently, his estimated net worth stands at $2 million as of 2022.
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Date of Birth:||July 22, 1989|
|Country Of Origin:||New Zealand|
|Source of Wealth:||Mixed martial arts|
|Gym:||City Kick Boxing|
|Height:||6 ft 4 inches|
|Weight/ Division:||184 lbs (Middleweight)|
|Active Win Streak:||20|
|Endorsements:||ENGAGE, Peak Milk, Reebok|
|Title:||UFC middleweight championship|
|Manager:||Paradigm sport management|
Israel was born on 22nd July 1989 in Lagos, Nigeria. Currently, he is living in Auckland, New Zealand. He was raised by his mother, Taiwo, a nurse, and his father, Oluwafemi, an accountant. He is the eldest child among his four siblings. Israel did his schooling at the Chrisland School, Opebi. While he was in school, his love for martial arts made him join the Taekwondo after-school club. However, due to an injury, his mother made him leave the club.
In 1999, he went to live in Ghana with his family. However, due to lack of access to higher education, his parents decided to shift to Rotorua, New Zealand, when he was ten years old. There, he started studying at the Rotorua Boys High school. Unfortunately, Israel’s childhood wasn’t as happening as it seems. He used to get bullied by his classmates and faced mistreatment with pursuing martial arts as a career. After completing his school, Israel got enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in computer design at the Universal college of learning.
Following his graduation, he started taking professional training in boxing at the age of 18. According to Israel, his biggest inspiration was the Muay Thai movie ‘Ong-Bak. After two years of professional training, Israel decided to finally bring his studies to an end to chase his fighting career. He began working harder than ever and acquired the amateur record of 32-0 before turning into a professional fighter.
Israel went to Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 21 and began taking professional training in mixed martial arts at the city kickboxing. He received his training under Eugene Bareman and the future UFC fighters, including Alexander Volkannovski, Dan Hooker, and Kai Kara-France. In addition, he acquires his wrestling training from the Romanian New Zealander Andrei Paulet.
Israel Adesanya has achieved millstones in various professional careers, including Martial arts, boxing, Kickboxing, UFC championship, and more.
Mixed martial arts: In 2012, Israel made a debut in his martial arts career by winning a TKO against James Griffiths, following by wining another TKO against John Vake. In August 2015, he returned to the MMA and won TKO against Song Kenan. After that, he went on to acquire 8-0 record while fighting in the Oceanian and Chinese circuits. He amazingly continued his journey by winning AFC Middleweight Championship at Australia Fighting Championship 20 against Melvin Guillard, followed by winning the Hex Fight series Middleweight championship against Stuart Dare.
UFC championship: In December 2017, Israel Adesanya signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He made his debut on 11th February 2018 at the UFC 221 against Rob Wilkinson. Winning the fight earned him the performance of the night bonus.
Since then, Adesanya won every Tournament, including UFC Fox 29 fight against Marvin Vettori, followed by winning the Ultimate Fighter 27 finale against Brad Tavares in 2018. During the same year, Israel defeated Derek Brunson at the UFC 230, followed by winning the UFC 234 against former middleweight champion Anderson Silva on 10th February 2019.
Kickboxing: Israel Adesanya’s professional kickboxing career began in May 2010. He won his seven-fight winning streak against Tim Antonio, followed by winning the next six fights against We Lin Feng in China. He secured his place in the 2014’s Kunlun fight 80 Kg tournament. However, he lost the semifinal of Kunlun fight two against Simon Marcus. Afterward, Adesanya reentered the wining league by defeating Filip Verlinden at the Glory 15. Both the fighters had a re-match at the Glory of Heroes 3, where Adesanya defeated him again.
Afterward, Adesanya participated in the King in the Ring Cruiserweights ll championship and defeated Slava Alexeichik. Adesanya continued to win the following cruiserweight series till 2014 with zero defeats.
Besides his professional career in boxing and martial arts, Israel also has inclinations towards dancing. He regularly participated in various dance competitions across New Zealand. Israel showcased his love for dance during the walkout at UFC 243. In addition to this, he is also an anime fan. He is also thinking of starting an anime production company after getting retired from fighting. Israel is also well-known to endorse the 2020 New Zealand Cannabis referendum.
Israel Adesanya is having a constant jump in his earning since his debut in the boxing career. He is a dynamic fighter who is famous for his confidence and dangerous style of fighting. With regular victory and zero defeat, he has achieved a net worth of $2 million as of 2022.
Famous Quotes by Israel Adesanya
“You are never as good as they say you are, you’re never as bad as they say you are. That is a quote I live by.”― Israel Adesanya
“It’s about legacy, it’s about moments, it’s about being an icon – I’ll do what I do, and the money will flow.”― Israel Adesanya
“When I’m having fun, I’m the best in the world.”― Israel Adesanya
“I just want to fight and be remembered as the best, who fought everyone and beat them. Then the money, the numbers, the records, they all chase me.”― Israel Adesanya
“I tried so many times to fit in but I could never ever fit in. I was always like, an outcast.”― Israel Adesanya
“All that matters is how you see yourself.”― Israel Adesanya
As of 2022, Israel Adesanya’s net worth is $2 million.
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