Israel Adesanya Next Fight

Last Modified Feb 21, 2024 17:12 GMT
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Since his professional debut in professional mixed martial arts in 2012, Israel Adesanya has witnessed a meteoric rise in the game by dominating the middleweight division in the world's leading professional mixed martial arts promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A flamboyant fighter filled with a distinct charisma and flashy fighting style, Adesanya quickly became one of the sport's most entertaining and leading stars.

Ever since his debut in professional mixed martial arts, Israel Adesanya has fought in various fight promotions before finding his way into the UFC. Owing to his successful fight campaign with a record of 12 clinical victories and 0 losses, Adesanya made his debut in the UFC in 2018. He rapidly went through the division and finally landed a shot at the UFC interim middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236.

He won the fight by outclassing Gastelum via a unanimous decision to win the interim title, which he unified in his next bout against Robert Whittaker at UFC 243. Israel Adesanya made a dominant statement by knocking Whittaker out in the second round, thus starting his dream run in the middleweight division of the UFC before losing his belt in 2023.

Israel Adesanya Next Fight - Opponent, Date, & Location

Israel Adesanya has not currently signed any official fights with the UFC as of February 2024. However, a ticket leaked on a website called Kingdom Arena suggested that Adesanya and the undefeated Russian-born contender, Khamzat Chimaev, are scheduled for an ultimate showdown at the UFC's first blockbuster event in Saudi Arabia, which was originally scheduled for March 2024 but was pushed to June later.

The UFC has denied any official development for the match between Israel Adesanya and Khamzat Chimaev; however, Chimaev's name has been thrown around in a speculative manner as an opponent against the former UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, ever since he moved to the middleweight division.

Israel Adesanya MMA Record

Israel Adesanya has a professional MMA record of 24 wins and 3 losses as of February 2024.

25 Matches24 Wins3 Loss

Israel Adesanya Last Fight

Israel Adesanya faced Sean Strickland in a middleweight title showdown at UFC 293 on September 10, 2023. He was originally scheduled to fight and defend the middleweight gold against Dricus du Plessis, who was the leading contender for the title at the time, however, an injury forced him to withdraw, which led Adesanya to call out Sean Strickland as a replacement for Du Plessis. Strickland delivered an upset and put up a strong game on the feet, outclassing Adesanya by a unanimous decision and becoming the new champion of the middleweight division.

*Last updated on February 21, 2024.

FAQs on Israel Adesanya Next Fight

Q. Who is Israel Adesanya facing in his upcoming fight?

A. As of February 2024, Adesanya's opponent has not been announced by the UFC.

Q. Who is Israel Adesanya rumored to fight in his next fight?

A. According to a ticket leak online by a website, Israel Adesanya is rumored to face Khamzat Chimaev at the UFC's upcoming event in Saudi Arabia in March 2024.

Q. Who did Israel Adesanya fight in his most recent fight?

A. He fought Sean Strickland in his most recent fight.

Q. Who took the UFC belt from Sean Strickland at UFC 293?

A. Sean Strickland upset Israel Adesanya and won the UFC middleweight title against him in a middleweight title showdown at UFC 293.

Q. What is the professional MMA record of Israel Adesanya?

A. He has a professional MMA record of 24 wins and 3 losses.