The Nigerian-New Zealander professional mixed martial artist Israel Adesanya is currently competing in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Besides, he is also a former kickboxer and boxer too. Likewise, he is one of the rising names in the middleweight division of the UFC.
Israel Adesanya entered this earth as Israel Mobolaji Adesanya on 22nd July 1989, in Lagos, Nigeria. As of 2019, his age is 30 years old under the birth sign of Cancer. By nationality, he is a Nigerian but his ethnicity is still under the review. At the age of 12, he moved from Nigeria to Whanganui, New Zealand.
He used to train and practice taekwondo in his younger years. Later he started training kickboxing being inspired by the muay-Thai movie Ong Bak. After that, he moved to Auckland in the year 2008. There he started to kickbox under the tutelage of Eugene Bareman at City Kickboxing.
Regarding his education, he studied at Chrisland School, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos. Then he moved to study at Bells Secondary School, Ota.
Height & Weight
Israel stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches with an average weight of 84 kg. He has developed ripped muscles as well as maintained his body weight. Likewise, he has a reach of 80 inches and a leg reach of 44 inches. Adesanya has a pair of eyes with a black color and a natural black hair color. Furthermore, he is active on various social sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Israel Adesanya began his career as a martial artist in the year 2012. His first fight was against New Zealand, Australia, and China over the course of five-and-a-half years. He was also signed by the UFC. At that time, he has a record of 11-0 with all wins with TKO prior.
In China, he had a professional record of 32-0 prior to moving and fighting as well. After that, the UFC announced to have signed Israel Adesanya in December of 2017. On 11th February 2018, his debut match was held at UFC 221. There he faced Rob Wilkinson. The match went until the second round. At that time, Adesanya won the fight with a TKO (Technical Knockout). Likewise, that win earned him the Performance of the Night bonus.
Moreover, his second match was at UFC held on 14th April 2018. There he fought against Marvin Vettori. Again, he won the fight with a split decision. On 6th July 2018, he also appeared in the Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale. There he faced Brad Tavares and won another performance of the Night award.
In his short time at the UFC, he has quickly climbed the Middleweight rankings. After that, he again appeared at UFC 230 held on November 3, 2018. There he faced against Derek Brunson. Also, in the first round, he also fought with Brunson via KO and won the matches. As of now, he is competing in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Net Worth & Salary of Nigerian-New Zealander professional mixed martial artist
Israel Adesanya owns a net worth of around $500 thousand as of 2019. He has so far made the UFC career earnings of about $600,000 as his salary.
Likewise, he alas earned the career-high match earning of $172,000 at UFC 230 that included $59,000 to show, $59,000 win bonus, $50,000 performance of the Night bonus, $4,000 fight week incentive pay.
|Feb 11/18||UFC 221||Wilkinson||$153,500|
|Apr 14/18||UFC on Fox: Gaethje vs. Poirier||Vettori||$109,500|
|Jul 6/18||TUF: Undefeated Finale||Brunson||$165,500|
|Feb 9/19||UFC 234||Silver||$178,000|
|Apr 13/19||UFC 236||Gastelum||$430,000|
Besides, he has won the award at $112,000. The award also includes $56,000 to show and $56,000 win bonus at TUF 27.
His Relationship Status
No, Israel Adesanya is not a married man. He seems to be single at the moment. As he prefers to be very secretive and kept a low-key profile.
As of now, there is no information about him being in a relationship. However, there is a photo of him with a mystery woman on Instagram.
Facts of Israel Adesanya
|Full Name||Israel Mobolaji Adesanya|
|Date Of Birth||22nd July 1989|
|Age||50 years 10 months|
|Place Of Birth||Lagos, Nigeria|
|Height||6 feet 4 inches|
|Profession||Nigerian-New Zealander professional mixed martial artist|
|Education||Bells Secondary School, Ota/ Chrisland School, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos|
|Nicknames||Israel Adesanya/ Israel / Adesanya|
|Israel Adesanya Instagram|