Israel Adesanya is a professional mixed martial artist from New Zealand. He competes in the UFC middleweight division and is a former division champion. He is also a former kickboxing star. Adesanya is currently #5 in UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings. His estimated net worth is $4 million. Here we bring you Israel Adesanya’s net worth, salary, earnings, career, MMA record, wife, and more.
Israel Adesanya’s Biography and Career
Israel Mobolaji Adesanya was born to Nigerian parents on 22 July 1989 in Lagos, Nigeria. At age 10, he moved to Rotorua, New Zealand, with his family for better education.
Adesanya started training in kickboxing at the age of 18, inspired by the Muay Thai film Ong-Bak. Later, he started training in mixed martial arts when he was 21. He trained with future MMA stars such as Dan Hooker, Kai Kara-France, and Alexander Volkanovski.
Israel Adesanya made his professional MMA debut in March 2012. He went 11-0 before making his UFC debut in February 2018 at UFC 221.
As of writing, “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya boats a 23-2 MMA record, with 15 wins via KO/TKO. He is considered one of the best strikers in the UFC.
Adesanya is currently #5 in UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings. He is a former UFC middleweight champion.
In October 2019, at UFC 243, he knocked out Robert Whittaker to win the UFC middleweight title. He successfully defended the title 5 times vs. Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori, Robert Whittaker, and Jared Cannonier.
In November 2022, Adesanya lost his belt to Alex Pereira at UFC 281.
The Last Stylebender is a five-time UFC Performance of the Night. He was named the 2019 Fighter of the Year by both MMA Fighting and MMAJunkie.com.
Israel Adesanya is scheduled to face Alex Pereira for the UFC middleweight title, at UFC 287 main event, on April 8, 2023.
Israel Adesanya’s Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings
In 2023, UFC middleweight star Israel Adesanya’s estimated net worth is $4 million. His primary sources of earnings are his fight purse and incentives.
Adesanya’s estimated base salary is $500,000 for a fight, depending on his UFC contract, the event, and the opponent.
Adesanya made a whopping $1.79 million total payouts for his defeat to Alex Pereira at UFC 281 main event title bout, including base pay, pay-per-view shares, and sponsorship deals.
For his title defense at UFC 276 against Jared Cannonier, Adesanya pocketed a $542,000 guaranteed purse ($500,000 base salary and $42,000 incentive pay).
Moreover, The Last Stylebender earns a massive chunk from endorsements and brand promotions. He has sponsorship deals with Puma and Stake.com.
|Full Name||Israel Mobolaji Adesanya|
|Nickname||The Last Stylebender|
|Date of Birth||22 July 1989|
|Birth Place||Lagos, Nigeria|
|Residence||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Nationality||Nigerian, New Zealander|
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Relationship Status||In a Relationship|
UFC middleweight star Adesanya’s rumored girlfriend is Shana Evers. Shana is an Australian model. She has a daughter from a previous relationship.
Shana has over 84.7k followers on her Insta.
Born on 22 July 1989, he is 33 years old.
Height and Weight
He is 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) tall and 185 lb. He competes in the UFC middleweight division.
[As of March 21, 2023]
|Win by KO/TKO||15|
What is Israel Adesanya’s Net Worth in 2023?
In 2023, his estimated net worth is $4 million.
Who is his girlfriend?
His rumored girlfriend is Shana Evers, an Australian model.
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