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Israel Adesanya Biography


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Occupationkickboxer, MMA fighter
Body measurementN/A
Place of birthLagos, Nigeria, New Zealand
CountryNew Zealand
Height6 Feet 4 Inch
AkaIsrael Adesanya

Israel Mobolaji Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealander professional kickboxer, boxer, and mixed martial artist. Currently, Israel is fighting in the Middleweight division of Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of 2019, Adesanya is number 6 in official UFC middleweight rankings.


As of 2019, Israel Adesanya has an estimated net worth of $500,000. Talking about his personal life, Adesanya is possibly living a single life.

What is Israel Adesanya's Net Worth in 2019?

Adesanya has quickly found success in the UFC scene and has been making quite an earning as a professional UFC fighter. As of 2019, his estimated net worth is reportedly around $500,000. Also, Israel has so far made the UFC career earnings of about $600,000.

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For the information, Adesanya earned the career-high match earning of $172,000 at UFC 230 that included $59,000 to show, $59,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $4,000 fight week incentive pay. Moreover, he was awarded $112,000 including $56,000 to show and $56,000 win bonus at TUF 27.

No doubt, Israel Mobolaji Adesanya is living a luxurious life. Moreover, his salary is likely to increase in the near future.

Israel Adesanya Personal Life, Girlfriend, married, dating

The proficient kickboxer is not found dating anyone till date. He has managed to keep his personal details secret from media and the public. Moreover, he is concerned about building his professional career strong rather than maintaining his love life.

CAPTION: Israel Adesanya during his career
SOURCE: Instagram

Israel is seen active on different social media including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Through his Instagram post, we can assume that his working hard to make his professional career strong. Currently, he is single and is still unmarried.

Israel Adesanya Early Life and Education

Israel Mobolaji Adesanya was born on 22 July 1989 in Lagos, Nigeria. Further, his birth sign is Leo. He attended Chrisland School, at that time he was admitted to school’s Taekwondo club. He extinguished and showed his passion at that time. As his interest was in martial arts perhaps took root at the stage.

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He engaged at The Bells, Sango Ottaon on completion of his primary school education. At that time his family also lived in Ghana for one year. After that, they migrated to Rotorua, New Zealand in 2001 and five years later they shifted Whanganui.

CAPTION: Israel Adesanya at an early age
SOURCE: Just Living Daily

Israel wanted to be a dancer, but his parents didn’t support that. His parents wanted him to be well educated and earn a degree in one of the noble profession. Inspired by the film Ong-Bak, he began his training in Muay Thai and start fighting in 2008.

He shifted to Auckland in 2008, where he emerged his professional kickboxing career under Eugene Bareman at City Kickboxing.

Israel Adesanya Career

Israel obtained 5-1 professional boxing record after three sessions in Sky Arena’s Super 8 boxing competition. After losing to Daniel Ammann in his beginning at Super 8 II, he didn’t lose hope and returned at Super 8 III and went 3-0 in his way to win the heavyweight tournament after beating American veteran Brian Minto in final.

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Then he returned to Super 8IV again he undefeated but that time he won the cruiserweight tournament for second Super 8 title.

CAPTION: Israel Adesanya at the set of UFC

Israel made his professional career in 2012 by fighting in New Zealand, China, and Australia over the next five and a half years. Also, he made the record of 11-0 with all coming via TKO obstruction preceding to be signed by the UFC.

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In 2017 it was announced that Israel had signed with the UFC. He made his premiere against Rob Wilkinson in February 2018 at UFC 221. He won the fight through TKO in the second round.

Israel Adesanya Age, Height, Weight

  • Age: 29 years as of 2019
  • Birthplace: Lagos Nigeria
  • Star Sign: Leo
  • Net Worth: $500,000
  • Height: 6 feet 4 inch
  • Weight: 84 kgs
Updated On Tue Mar 06 2018 Published On Tue Mar 06 2018 By Asmita Thapa

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