Israel Adesanya Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

Israel Adesanya Biography

Israel Adesanya Profile

Name

The Last Stylebender

Real Name

Israel Oluwafemi Adesanya

Age/Date of Birth

22 July 1989

31 years (2020)

Occupation

Mixed Martial Artist

Tribe

Yoruba

Nationality

Nigeria

New Zealand

Net Worth

$2 million

Israel Oluwafemi Adesanya also known as the last style bender is a Nigerian born New Zealand Mixed Martial Artist and Ultimate Middle Weight Champion. He holds an undefeated record of 20wins with no loss in kick boxing. Israel Adesanya was born on 22 July 1989 in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Educational Background

Israel Adesanya started his basic education in Chrisland School, Opebi, Lagos, Nigeria. However, in 2001, his parents relocated to Ghana and subsequently to Rotorua, New Zealand 10 months later.

At New Zealand, Israel Adesanya attended Rotorua Boys’ High School. While in High School, Adesanya was always bullied.

Career

While Israel Adesanya was in primary school he enrolled in Takwando classes. However, he was withdrawn by his mother due injury.

In 2007, Adesanya commenced training in kick boxing after watching Muay Thai movie “Ong-Bak”. He holds the amateur kickboxing record of 32–0 before moving to and fighting in China.

In 2010, Adesanya began training with Eugene Bareman at City Kickboxing, Auckland, New Zealand. He trained alongside Dan Hooker, Kai Kara-France and Alexander Volkanovski.

In 2012, Adesanya made his professional debut fighting in Hong Kong, Australia and China.

Israel Adesanya Fights

After six months in China fighting full time, Adesanya became the first New Zealander to sign a deal with Glory promotion company in 2014. Prior to the deal, Adesanya lost his debut fight to Belgian Filip Verlinden at Glory 15. He lost the unanimous points decision.

Adesanya won the King in the Ring last-man-standing tournament in Auckland, New Zealand.

Prior to being signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC) in 2017, Adesanya has a record of 11–0 wins, with all wins coming via KO/TKO.

In December 2017, Adesanya signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC).

In February 2018, Adesanya made his debut against Rob Wilkinson in UFC 221. He defeated Rob Wilkinson with a TKO in the second round.

In April 2018, Adesanya defeated Marvin Vettori at UFC on Fox 29 via split decision.

In July, 2018, Adesanya defeated Brad Tavares in a one-sided fight at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

In November 2018, he defeated Derek Brunson at UFC 230. Adesanya won via technical knockout in round one.

In February 2019, Adesanya defeated Anderson Silva via a unanimous decision at UFC 234.

In April 2019, Adesanya battled Kelvin Gastelum for the interim UFC Middleweight Championship. He won is unanimous decision.

In October 2019, Adesanya defeated Robert Whittaker in a title unification bout at the UFC 243. He won with a knockout in the second round. The fight earned him the title of undisputed UFC middleweight champion.

In March 2020, he defended the UFC middle weight champion for the first time. Adesanya defeated Yoel Romero via unanimous decision at the UFC 248.

In September 2020, Adesanya defended his title for the second time. Adesanya defeated Paulo Costa via technical knockout in the second round at UFC 253.

Israel Adesanya Net Worth

Israel Adesanya Fights and Results

Res.

Record

Opponent

Method

Event

Date

Round

Time

Location

Win

20–0

Paulo Costa

TKO (punches)

UFC 253

September 27, 2020

2

3:59

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Win

19–0

Yoel Romero

Decision (unanimous)

UFC 248

7 March 2020

5

5:00

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Win

18–0

Robert Whittaker

KO (punches)

UFC 243

6 October 2019

2

3:33

Melbourne, Australia

Win

17–0

Kelvin Gastelum

Decision (unanimous)

UFC 236

13 April 2019

5

5:00

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Win

16–0

Anderson Silva

Decision (unanimous)

UFC 234

10 February 2019

3

5:00

Melbourne, Australia

Win

15–0

Derek Brunson

TKO (knees and punches)

UFC 230

3 November 2018

1

4:51

New York City, New York, United States

Win

14–0

Brad Tavares

Decision (unanimous)

The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale

6 July 2018

5

5:00

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Win

13–0

Marvin Vettori

Decision (split)

UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje

14 April 2018

3

5:00

Glendale, Arizona, United States

Win

12–0

Rob Wilkinson

TKO (knees and punches)

UFC 221

11 February 2018

2

3:37

Perth, Australia

Win

11–0

Stuart Dare

KO (head kick)

Hex Fighting Series 12

24 November 2017

1

4:53

Melbourne, Australia

Win

10–0

Melvin Guillard

TKO (punches)

Australia Fighting Championship 20

28 July 2017

1

4:49

Melbourne, Australia

Win

9–0

Murad Kuramagomedov

TKO (punches)

Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 4

28 May 2016

2

1:05

Henan, China

Win

8–0

Andrew Flores Smith

TKO (corner stoppage)

Glory of Heroes 2

7 May 2016

1

5:00

Shenzhen, China

Win

7–0

Dibir Zagirov

TKO (punches)

Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 2

13 March 2016

2

2:23

Henan, China

Win

6–0

Vladimir Katykhin

TKO (doctor stoppage)

Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 1

13 January 2016

2

N/A

Henan, China

Win

5–0

Gele Qing

TKO (elbows)

Wu Lin Feng 2015: New Zealand vs. China

19 September 2015

2

3:37

Auckland, New Zealand

Win

4–0

Maui Tuigamala

TKO (body kick)

Fair Pay Fighting 1

5 September 2015

2

1:25

Auckland, New Zealand

Win

3–0

Song Kenan

TKO (head kick)

The Legend of Emei 3

8 August 2015

1

1:59

Shahe, China

Win

2–0

John Vake

TKO (punches)

Shuriken MMA: Best of the Best

15 June 2013

1

4:43

Auckland, New Zealand

Win

1–0

James Griffiths

TKO (punches)

Supremacy Fighting Championship 9

24 March 2012

1

2:09

Auckland, New Zealand

Professional boxing record

Total

6

Wins

5

By knockout

1

Losses

1

By knockout

Kickboxing record

Total

80

Wins

75

By knockout

29

Losses

5

By knockout

1

Mixed martial arts record

Total

20

Wins

20

By knockout

15

By decision

5

Losses

Awards

Israel Adesanya has won series of awards fighting as a professional kick boxer. Adesanya awards include

  • Performance of the Night Award
  • Fight of the Night Award

Personal Life

Adesanya’s father Femi Adesanya, was an accountant while his mother, Taiwo Adesanya was a nurse.

Isreal Adesanya Net Worth

According to Express Newspaper UK, Isreal Adesanya net worth is $2million.

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