Israel Adesanya Biography
Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer and boxer. Aside from that, Israel is also a former Glory middleweight contender winner. He was also the King in the Ring two-time cruiserweight and heavyweight champion. Israel is also the current competitor for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
This is where he holds the position of the interim Middleweight Champion. He was later ranked as the first official UFC middleweight ranking. Adesanya was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria where he trained taekwondo as a youth. However, he was removed by his mother after breaking his arm. Adesanya moved to New Zealand at the age of 13 with his parents.
He used to attend Rotorua Boys’ High School. From there he trained Kickboxing at the age of 18. Adesanya then proceeded to amass an amateur kickboxing record of 32-0 prior to moving and fighting in China. Furthermore, Adesanya decided to relocate to Auckland, New Zealand at the age of 21. He then began pieces of training at City Kickboxing with other established fighters such as Kai Kara-France and Dan Hooker.
Israel Adesanya Age
He was born as Israel Mobolaji Adesanya on July 22, 1989, in Lagos, Nigeria. As of 2018, he is 29 years old. Both of his parents were born and raised in Nigeria. Thus making him a Nigerian by birth.
Israel Adesanya Height
Isreal stands at a height of 1.93 m tall.
Israel Adesanya Ufc
Adesanya first made his professional debut in 2012. He fought in Hong Kong, Australian and China over the next five-and-a-half years. From there, he amassed a record of 11-0 with all wins coming via KO/TKO which was prior to being signed by the UFC. It was later announced in December 2017 that Adesanya had signed with the UFC.
He made his first debut against Rob Wilkinson on February 11, 2018. Adesanya won the fight via TKO in the second round. From there he faced Brad Tavares on July 6, 2018, at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale. Eventually, Adesanya won and earned himself a Performance of the Night award.
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Israel Adesanya Jon Jones
Adesanya and Jon Jones are on a collision course. However, the two have not disclosed any information about the collision. It will be updated soon.
Israel Adesanya Net Worth
His estimated net worth is $558,000. He has been termed as the most popular name in the UFC and is expected to be the greatest fighter in the near future. This due to his outstanding kickboxing records and boxing records. He has managed to gather enough worth to cover his various tours across the globe among other expenses.