Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya is the current UFC Middleweight Champion with a professional record of 22 wins and 1-loss. Israel is a former Glory Kickboxer and currently ranks #3 in the UFC Men's pound-for-pound rankings.
Israel Mobolaji Adesanya (born 22 July 1989) is a Nigerian-New Zealander professional Mixed Martial Artist. Adesanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and started training in Kickboxing at the age of 18 after watching the movie, Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior. Adesanya relocated to Auckland, New Zealand at the age of 21 and joined City Kickboxing.
Adesanya made his professional MMA debut in 2012 and went on an 11-fight-win streak wherein he captured the AFC Middleweight Championship and the Hex Fight Series Middleweight Championship before signing with the UFC.
Israel Adesanya UFC
Adesanya signed with the UFC in December 2017 and made his debut against Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221 which he won in the 2nd round via TKO. Israel would continue his winning ways in the UFC and would go on a 5-fight-win streak in the promotion and defeat the likes of Anderson Silva before getting a UFC Interim Middleweight Championship match against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236, which Adesanya would win via Unanimous Decision.
Israel fought Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 to unify the UFC Middleweight Championship and Ko'ed Whittaker in the 2nd round to become the Undisputed UFC Middleweight Champion.
The Last Stylebender's only loss in MMA came at UFC 259 where he would face Jan Blachowicz for Blachowicz's UFC Light-Heavyweight Championship and lose via Unanimous Decision.
Adesanya then went back to Middleweight to defend his title against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263. He would win the bout via Unanimous Decision and extend his title defense streak to 3 defenses.
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. The Last Stylebender would dominate the fight and knocked out Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker in the second round to become the Undisputed UFC Middleweight Champion and extend his UFC-win-streak to 7 wins.
Israel Adesanya vs Jan Blachowicz
Israel Adesanya fought Blachowicz at UFC 259 for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. The Last Stylebender wanted to become a 2-division-champion however lost the bout to the much bigger Blachowicz who would outstrike Adesanya and dominate him on the ground. Israel lost the bout via Unanimous Decision and would go back to Middleweight to defend his title against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263.
Israel Adesanya Stats
Israel Adesanya's current MMA record stands at 21-1. He is still undefeated in UFC's Middleweight Division.
Wins by KO:
Wins by Submission:
Wins by Decision:
UFC Middleweight Championship
185 lbs / 84 kg
80 in (203 cm)
Israel Adesanya Last Fight
Israel Adesanya's last fight was against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 for the UFC Middleweight Championship. Adesanya would win the fight via a unanimous decision to retain the Middleweight Championship.
Israel Adesanya Next Fight
Israel Adesanya is scheduled to fight Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 for the UFC Middleweight Championship.
Israel Adesanya Record
Below is the professional MMA record of Israel Adesanya: