"The Last Stylebender" Israel Adesanya is the current UFC Middleweight Champion. He is known for his unconventional and free flowing style of fighting. Israel is currently undefeated in professional MMA.
- Early Life and Career
- Israel Adesanya UFC
- Anderson Silva vs Israel Adesanya
- Israel Adesanya Stats
- Israel Adesanya Record
- Israel Adesanya Net Worth 2019
Early Life and Career
Israel Mobolaji Adesanya (born 22 July 1989) is a Nigerian-New Zealander professional Mixed Martial Artist. Adesanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Inspired by Martial Arts film Ong-Bak, he started training in kickboxing at the age of 18. Adesanya relocated to Auckland, New Zealand at the age of 21, Adesanya relocated to Auckland, New Zealand, and began training at City Kickboxing.
Adesanya made his professional debut in 2012. Thereafter, he fought in Hong Kong, Australia and China over the next half a decade before he was finally signed by the UFC.
Israel Adesanya UFC
Adesanya signed with the UFC in December, 2017. On his debut, he beat Rob Wilkinson via TKO in the second round at UFC 221 in February 2018. He also won the Performance of the night bonus for that fight. Thereafter he picked up victories over Marvin Vettori, Brad Tavares and Derek Brunson at UFC on Fox 29, UFC 230 and UFC 234 respectively.
In UFC 243, The Last Stylebender defeated Robert Whittaker to become UFC Middleweight Champion.
Anderson Silva vs Israel Adesanya
Adesanya faced his idol 'The Spider' at UFC 234 on February 10, 2019. He beat Silva via unanimous decision and took home the Fight of the Night award. Adesanya faced Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 for the interim UFC Middleweight Championship. He won via unanimous decision.
Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker
Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya faced each other in a Middleweight title unification bout at the main event of UFC 243 and as promised, we witnessed a masterclass from an elite athlete. The Last Stylebender knocked out Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker in the second round, becoming the undisputed UFC Middleweight Champion.
Israel Adesanya Stats
Adesanya is currently undefeated in MMA with 18-0 winning streak.
Wins by KO:
Wins by Submission:
Wins by Decision:
- UFC Interim Middleweight Champion
- 185 lbs / 84 kg
- 80 in (203 cm)
Israel Adesanya Record
Below is the MMA and UFC professional record of Israel Adesanya:
|Win||18-0||Robert Whittaker||KO (punches)||UFC 243||October 6, 2019|
|Win||17-0||Kelvin Gastelum||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 236||April 13, 2019|
|Win||16-0||Anderson Silva||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 234||February 10, 2019|
|Win||15-0||Derek Brunson||TKO (knees and punches)||UFC 230||November 3, 2018|
|Win||14-0||Brad Tavares||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale||July 6, 2018|
|Win||13-0||Marvin Vettori||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Poirier vs Gaethje||April 14, 2018|
|Win||12-0||Rob Wilkinson||TKO (punches)||UFC 221||February 11, 2018|
|Win||11-0||Stuart Dare||KO (head kick)||Hex Fighting Series 12||November 24, 2017|
|Win||10-0||Melvin Guillard||TKO (punches)||Australia Fighting Championship 20||July 28, 2017|
|Win||9-0||Murad Kuramagomedov||TKO (punches)||Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 4||May 28, 2016|
|Win||8-0||Andrew Flores Smith||TKO (corner stoppage)||Glory of Heroes 2||May 7, 2016|
|Win||7-0||Dibir Zagirov||TKO (punches)||Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 2||March 13, 2016|
|Win||6-0||Vladimir Katykhin||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 1||January 13, 2016|
|Win||5-0||Gele Qing||TKO (elbows)||Wu Lin Feng 2015: New Zealand vs. China||September 19, 2015|
|Win||4-0||Maui Tuigamala||TKO (body kick)||Fair Pay Fighting 1||September 5, 2015|
|Win||3-0||Song Kenan||TKO (punches)||The Legend of Emei 3||August 8, 2015|
|Win||2-0||John Vake||TKO (punches)||Shuriken MMA: Best of the Best||June 15, 2013|
|Win||1-0||James Griffiths||TKO (punches)||Supremacy Fighting Championship 9||March 24, 2012|
Israel Adesanya Net Worth 2019
Israel Adesanya is considered to become one of the greatest fighters in the near future. As of 2019, the net worth of "The Last Stylebender" is estimated to be $750,000.