Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer. Besides, Adesanya is currently signed under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Likewise, Israel is a reigning UFC middleweight champion who has set an impressive record in UFC with 20 wins and 0 losses. Having produced impressive fighting skills and martial arts, Israel ranks one of the best fighters in his division today. According to Sportskeeda, the defending UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya’s net worth is estimated at $2 million as of 2021.
Furnished with great talent and fighting skill in the Octagon, Israel Adesanya has gained a huge number of fans following in the UFC at the present time. With his calm and cool composure, Adesanya has been able to take a battle into his side. The Nigerian-born NewZeand MMA champion, Adesanya is currently undefeated in his UFC career and has dominated the UFC middleweight division. Israel stays in a pole position in the middleweight division. Without further delay, let us discuss more UFC fighters, Israel Adesanya in more detail.
Know About Israel Adesanya Personal Life and Relationship
Following on Israel Adesanya’s personal life, he is currently single. Although achieving massive fame from UFC, the champion has maintained low key about his personal life. Despite his popularity and being one of the entertainers of UFC, he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight of media. Moreover, the UFC fighter Israel has been spending his leisure time with friends, family, and training. We can guess that Israel is training harder to uplift his career. Having already set an impressive record in the middleweight division, the champ is even more hunger next fight.
However, stalking at his social media profile, Israel has been dating a young white girl. He often shares a video and pictures with some young ladies in his social media profile. Most recently, he has shared a video on his Twitter account, where he was seen dating a young white girl, who was singing and having fun in the back of his car. However, the UFC champ, Israel has never commented on this subject. Although Israel remains active and engaged with the public through social media, he has maintained a low profile regarding his personal life.
Know About Israel Adesanya’s Net Worth and Income Source
As mentioned earlier, Israel Adesanya’s net worth is evaluated at $2 million as of 2021. Moreover, Adesanya is considered one of the fastest-growing UFC players in the history of the fight business. Having made his UFC debut in 2017, the reigning UFC middleweight champ, Israel has gained massive fame in a short time. Not only this, the fighter has already earned a considerable amount of wealth in his early career. Regarding his salary, Adesanya made $153,000 for his first UFC appearance at UFC 221 and also earned an extra $50,000 for winning a Performance of the Night bonus for his TKO against Rob Wilkinson.
However, the biggest jump in Adesanya’s payday came when he won against Paulo Costa in the title defense earning a whopping sum of $690,000 including a $50,000 for the Performance of the Night bonus. Apart from his fighting career, Israel also exaggerated a hefty amount of wealth from endorsement deals. He has signed an endorsement deal with Engage, an Australia-based athletics gear, and apparel company. Moreover, Adesanya has also signed a deal with famous athletic footwear and apparel company, Puma in September 2020.
Moving onward, Israel’s fighting career, he made his professional debut in 2012. At the beginning of his career, he started fighting in different countries like New Zealand, Australia, and China. At the age of 18, Adesanya started training kickboxing after being inspired by the Muay Thai film, Ong-Bak. Afterward, Adesanya left his studies and focus on his kickboxing career. At the age of 21, Adesanya moved to New Zealand and started training mixed martial arts under Eugene Bareman.
Israel Adesanya Kickboxing Career
Adesanya got his first victory in kickboxing in May 2010 after defeating Tim Antonio by unanimous decision. He kept on winning the seven-match win streak and finally lost in the semifinal bout against Simon Marcus. Soon after, Adesanya took part in the King in the Ring tournament. Moreover, he tasted victory in the tournament after knocking out his final opponent, Jamie Eades. In 2015, Adesanya participated in the Heavyweight III. After defeating opponents like Nase Foai, and Dan Roberts, he once again faced Jamie Eades in the final. Adesanya won the tournament by unanimous decision.
Israel Adesanya UFC Career
After having impressive fighting stats, Israel signed a UFC contract in December 2017. Soon after signing a contract, Adesanya made his UFC debut against Rob Wilkinson on 11th February 2018 at UFC 221. Similarly, he also fought against Marvin Vettori, Brad Tavares, Derek Brunson, and former Middleweight champion Anderson Silva and won against all of them.
In April 2019, Adesanya faced Kelvin Gastelum for the interim UFC Middleweight Championship in UFC 236. In the match, Adesanya won the fight via unanimous decision. After then, he faced Robert Whitaker for the title unification for UFC Middleweight Championship in October 2019. After winning a championship, he faced Yoel Romero for his first title defense and also won against him. In his next title defense, he faced Paulo Costa at UFC 253 and won the match by knocking out in the second round of the match. As of now, Adesanya has moved up in a weight class and challenge Jan Blachowicz for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship on 6th March 2021 at UFC 259.
Know About Israel Adesanya Early Life, Family, and Education
Israel Adesanya took birth to the Nigerian parents Oluwafemi and Taiwo in Lagos, Nigeria on 22nd July 1989. At the age of 10, his family moved to New Zealand. Regarding his education, he attended Rotorua Boys High School. Afterward completing high school, he enrolled at the Universal College of Learning. However, he didn’t complete his education and started training in kickboxing.