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Israel Adesanya


ABOUT
Israel Adesanya

Full NameIsrael Mobolaji Adesanya

BornJuly 22, 1989

Height6 ft 4 in

NationalityNigerian-New Zealander

ABOUT

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.


  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Israel Adesanya UFC
  3. Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker
  4. Israel Adesanya vs Jan Blachowicz
  5. Israel Adesanya Stats
  6. Israel Adesanya Last Fight
  7. Israel Adesanya Next Fight
  8. Israel Adesanya Record
  9. Israel Adesanya Net Worth 2021


UFC 236 Holloway v Poirier 2


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, 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.


UFC 243 Whittaker v Adesanya


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.


UFC 259: Blachowicz v Adesanya


Israel Adesanya Stats


Israel Adesanya's current MMA record stands at 21-1. He is still undefeated in UFC's Middleweight Division.


Win-Loss-Draw:

MatchesWinsLossesDraws
232210

Wins by KO:

  1. 15


Wins by Submission:

  1. 0


Wins by Decision:

  1. 6


Current Titles:

  1. UFC Middleweight Championship


Weight:

  1. 185 lbs / 84 kg


Reach:

  1. 80 in (203 cm)


Weight Class:

  1. Middleweight


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:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Win22-1Robert WhittakerDecision (unanimous)UFC 2712/02/2022
Win21-1Marvin VettoriDecision (unanimous)UFC 26312/06/2021
Loss20-1Jan BlachowiczDecision (unanimousUFC 25906/03/2021
Win20-0Paula CostaTKO(punches and elbows)UFC 25327/09/2020
Win19-0Yoel RomeroDecision (unanimous)UFC 24807/03/2020
Win18-0Robert WhittakerKO (punches)UFC 243October 6, 2019
Win17-0Kelvin GastelumDecision (unanimous)UFC 236April 13, 2019
Win16-0Anderson SilvaDecision (unanimous)UFC 234February 10, 2019
Win15-0Derek BrunsonTKO (knees and punches)UFC 230November 3, 2018
Win14-0Brad TavaresDecision (unanimous)The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated FinaleJuly 6, 2018
Win13-0Marvin VettoriDecision (split)UFC on Fox: Poirier vs GaethjeApril 14, 2018
Win12-0Rob WilkinsonTKO (punches)UFC 221February 11, 2018
Win11-0Stuart DareKO (head kick)Hex Fighting Series 12November 24, 2017
Win10-0Melvin GuillardTKO (punches)Australia Fighting Championship 20July 28, 2017
Win9-0Murad KuramagomedovTKO (punches)Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 4May 28, 2016
Win8-0Andrew Flores SmithTKO (corner stoppage)Glory of Heroes 2May 7, 2016
Win7-0Dibir ZagirovTKO (punches)Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 2March 13, 2016
Win6-0Vladimir KatykhinTKO (doctor stoppage)Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 1January 13, 2016
Win5-0Gele QingTKO (elbows)Wu Lin Feng 2015: New Zealand vs. ChinaSeptember 19, 2015
Win4-0Maui TuigamalaTKO (body kick)Fair Pay Fighting 1September 5, 2015
Win3-0Song KenanTKO (punches)The Legend of Emei 3August 8, 2015
Win2-0John VakeTKO (punches)Shuriken MMA: Best of the BestJune 15, 2013
Win1-0James GriffithsTKO (punches)Supremacy Fighting Championship 9March 24, 2012


Israel Adesanya Net Worth 2021


As of 2021, Israel Adesanya's net worth stands at $2 Million(estimated).


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