Israel Adesanya Age, Net Worth, Bio, Family, Career, Height, Weight & More in (2023)

Israel Adesanya Biography

Israel Adesanya’s Real name is Israel Mobolaji Temitayo Odunayo Oluwafemi Owolabi Adesanya, (born on July 22, 1989) he is a professional fighter from New Zealand who competes in mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and boxing. He has won several titles in all three of these combat sports.

As a practitioner of mixed martial arts, he now fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the Middleweight division, which is the division in which he has won the title of UFC Middleweight Champion not once but twice. In the sport of kickboxing, he was once a challenger for the Glory Middleweight Championship title. As of the 21st of March in the year 2023, he holds the fifth spot in the pound-for-pound rankings for men in the UFC.

Israel Adesanya Biography & Personal Details

NameIsrael Adesanya
Date Of Birth22 July 1989
BirthplaceLagos, Nigeria
Age 34 years old (As 2023)
Birth Sign Cancer
Gender Male
SchoolChrisland School, Opebi/ Rotorua Boys’ High School
College/UniversityUniversal College of Learning in Whanganui
Highest QualificationGraduation (Bachelor of Science in Computer Design(
HobbiesWatching Television, Traveling, and Listening to Music
NationalityNigerian / New Zealand
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist

Israel Adesanya Career

Adesanya started his current winning streak with a victory over Tim Atonio in May 2010, which was the first of his seven consecutive victories. The victory was decided by unanimous decision. He went on to win his following six bouts, all of which took place in China and nearly solely involved Wu Lin Feng. Because of his recent run of success, he was invited to compete in the 80 kilogram division of the Kunlun Fight tournament that took place at Kunlun Fight 2 in 2014.

He was defeated by Simon Marcus in the semifinal fight via a split decision after extra rounds were fought. After that, Adesanya made his debut in the Glory competition at Glory 15, when he fought Filip Verlinden. The judges all agreed that Verlinden was the winner of the fight. A rematch between the two of them took place two years after their initial fight at an event called Glory of Heroes 3, where Adesanya emerged victorious by way of unanimous decision.

Adesanya made his debut in the professional ranks in 2012, defeating James Griffiths through technical knockout. After defeating John Vake through technical knockout, he took a break from mixed martial arts competition for a period of two years. In August of 2015, he made his return to mixed martial arts competition and won a battle against Song Kenan through technical knockout.

After that, he went on to accumulate a record of 8–0, primarily fighting in circuits in Oceania and China. During this run, he was victorious in both the AFC Middleweight title and the Hex Fight Series Middleweight title. He won the AFC Middleweight Championship by defeating Melvin Guillard via first-round technical knockout at Australia Fighting Championship 20, and he defeated Stuart Dare via first-round knockout to win the Hex Fight Series Middleweight championship.

It was revealed in December 2017 that Adesanya had signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). At UFC 221, which took place on February 11, 2018, he made his debut with a bout against Rob Wilkinson. In the second round, he scored a technical knockout victory, which gave him the victory.

Because of this victory, he was awarded the bonus for having the best performance of the night. Marvin Vettori was the opponent of Adesanya’s upcoming bout, which took place on April 14, 2018, at UFC on Fox 29. He triumphed in a match decided by a split decision.

After that, Adesanya squared off against Brad Tavares on July 6, 2018, at the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 27. Adesanya was awarded the victory via unanimous decision after the one-sided battle. His victory earned him the prize for Performance of the Night for the second time.

Israel Adesanya with American Rapper Snoop Dogg

Adesanya kicked off his career as a professional boxer in November 2014 against Daniel Ammann, who had previously held the title of two-time Australian champion. He was given one of the two wildcards that may be used to compete in the first ever cruiserweight Super 8 Boxing Tournament.

Shane Cameron and Kali Meehan were the headlining acts for the event, which took place at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. After appearing to have the upper hand against Ammann in the quarterfinals, he was eliminated in a manner that was highly contested by a unanimous judgment.

Israel Adesanya Family, Relationship and Afair

He was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Oluwafemi, his father, is a certified public accountant, and Taiwo, his mother, is a registered nurse. While Adesanya was a student at Chrisland School in Opebi, he participated in the taekwondo after-school club there until his mother took him out because he had sustained an injury. In 1999, he moved to Ghana with his family for ten months.

Israel Adesanya with his Father

Israel Adesanya with his Mother

However, because his parents wanted their children to acquire a well-recognized higher education, he settled in Rotorua, New Zealand, when he was ten years old and attended Rotorua Boys’ High School. He is currently a student at the University of Auckland. Adesanya used to compete frequently in dance contests all throughout New Zealand before he began his career in mixed martial arts. His choreographed walkout at UFC 243 was a great opportunity for him to showcase his love of dance.

Family & Marital Status

Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsMother-Taiwo Adesanya
Father-Oluwafemi Adesanya
SiblingsBrother-Not Known
Sister-Not Known
Spouse/WifeNone (But Relationship in Model Shana Evers

Physical Measurement

HeightIn Centimeters –1.93 m
In Meters-1.93 m
In Feet and Inches –6′ 3″
Weight In Kg –84 kg
In Pounds –190 lbs
Hair ColourBrown
Eye ColourDark Brown

Israel Adesanya Social Media Accounts

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Facebook id Israel Adesanya2.8M followers
Youtube Channel FREESTYLEBENDER1.06M subscribers
Twitter id Israel Adesanya1.7M Followers
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Israel Adesanya Net Worth:

Israel Adesanya net worth is (Approx) $4 million dollars. And is monthly salary $75,000  & Yearly Salary $1 Million.

Israel Adesanya Cars Collection:

Israel Adesanya have Six Luxurious Cars:-
  • Range Rover
  • McLaren 720s Spider
  • Nissan SUV
  • Rolls-Royce Cullinan
  • Bentley Continental GT
  • Porsche Cayenne GT

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