Israel Adesanya Biography – MMA Fighter And Former Boxer

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Israel Adesanya is a well-known mixed martial artist and boxer. Image Soyrce: Israel Adesanya's Instagram.

Israel Adesanya is a renowned professional mixed martial artist and former boxer. He has won many championships and is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Widely considered one of the best strikers in MMA, Adesanya has gained significant fame and fortune to his name. With this being said, let’s take a look at Israel Adesanya’s biography, including his girlfriend, parents, net worth, and many more.

Eldest Son In The Adesanya Family

The UFC Middleweight Champion was born Israel Mobolaji Odunayo Oluwafemi Temitayo Owolabi Adesanya on July 22, 1989, in Lagos, Nigeria. He is the eldest child among the five children of his parents.

Israel Adesanya’s father, Oluwafemi Adesanya, was an accountant. Similarly, the fighter’s mother, Taiwo Adesanya, worked as a nurse. His dad and mom relocated time and again to seek proper education for him and his siblings.

Israel Adesanya’s siblings, Samuel Adesanya and Deborah Adesanya, are nurses. Similarly, his brother, David Adesanya, is an accountant, while his other brother, Bolu Adesanya, is still a student.

The MMA fighter attended Chrisland School, Opebi. After settling in Rotorua, New Zealand, he went to Rotorua Boys’ High School. After graduation, he enrolled at the Universal College of Learning in Whanganui. At the college, he pursued a Bachelor of Science in Computer Design but dropped out to pursue a career in kickboxing.

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Israel Adesanya Net Worth – $4 Million

The professional mixed martial artist is one of the richest fighters. As per Celebrity Net Worth, Israel Adesanya’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million. His fortune comprises his earnings from paychecks, endorsements, and other ventures.

When he was eighteen years old, Israel began training in kickboxing. Even before turning professional, he amassed an amateur record of 32-0. At the age of twenty-one, the fighter moved to Auckland, New Zealand, where he trained in mixed martial arts under Eugene Bareman at City Kickboxing.

The mixed martial artist’s professional debut came in 2012 with a TKO win against James Griffiths. In February 2018, he made his debut in UFC against Rob Wilkinson. Since then, he has fought in several UFC events and has won many of them.

As per Sherdog, the fighter has a total of twenty-two wins and one loss in his mixed martial arts career. The one loss was during UFC 259 against Jan Blachowicz.

In his MMA career, there’s no doubt that the fighter has earned significantly. The table below shows some of Israel Adesanya’s earnings.

Date Opponent Event Total Earnings
2/11/2018 Rob Wilkinson UFC 221 $153,500
11/03/2018 Derek Bunson UFC 230 $172,000
4/13/2019 Kelvin Gastelum UFC 236 $430,000
8/05.2019 Robert Whittaker UFC 243 $490,000
7/26/2020 Paulo Costa UFC 253 $590,000
3/06/2021 Jan Blachowicz UFC 259 $540,000
2/12/2022 Robert Whittaker UFC 271 $642,000

Table Source: The Sports Daily

Apart from the paychecks, Adesanya also makes considerable earnings from endorsement deals. In September 2020, he signed a multi-year deal with Puma making him the brand’s first-ever sponsored MMA athlete.

Similarly, the Nigeria-born MMA fighter has also signed an endorsement deal with Australia-based athleticwear online apparel store ENGAGE. He has his own signature line of hoodies, accessories, and T-shirts with the brand.

While Puma and Engage are his major sponsors, Israel also has sponsorship deals with other brands, including Peak Milk. He even serves as the ambassador of the crypto world’s biggest betting site, Furthermore, Adesanya also earns from his YouTube channel, FreeStyle Blender, which has 737K subscribers. His Instagram and Twitter accounts also has millions of followers.

Hence, in his professional career, Israel has pocketed a significant sum. As a result, Israel Adesanya’s net worth of $4 million seems to be reasonable.

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Who Is Israel Adesanya’s Girlfriend?

The boxer has been in the limelight since the start of his professional career. But even after being in the spotlight, he seems to have mastered the art of remaining quiet when it comes to his personal affairs. Hence, Israel Adesanya’s girlfriend has remained a mystery for a long time now.

During UFC 253, where Israel was scheduled to fight against Paulo Costa, he uploaded stories of a girl trying different outfits in a store. But, he hadn’t revealed the face of the woman at that time. The fans only got to see Israel Adesanya’s rumored partner’s face when Zuffa, LLC, UFC’s parent company, posted photos of them together.

Interestingly, the mysterious lady had similarities to Australian actress Margot Robbie. Well, the MMA fighter has not revealed if the lady is his girlfriend. Let’s hope he opens up about his love life in the coming days.

Israel Adesanya's Girlfriend
Israel Adesanya’s rumored girlfriend had similarities to Australian actress Margot Robbie. Image Source: Social Media.

All thanks to his earnings, Adesanya is living a comfortable lifestyle. He is a great fan of anime and even owns anime memorabilia. As a car enthusiast, he has a collection of exotic cars, such as the McLaren 720s Spider.

Israel is close with his siblings and parents and has even gifted Bently GT and Porshe to his dad and mom, respectively.

Let’s hope Israel Adesanya achieves more success in his career and becomes able to afford more luxury in his life.