Israel Adesanya Biography
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Israel Adesanya is a mixed martial artist from New Zealand who was born in Nigeria. Read the full article to know his net worth, wife, salary, and height.

Adesanya is the eldest of his four siblings. He currently plays in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Earlier he has played Boxing and Kickboxing. He holds the title of UFC Middleweight Champion and was the Glory Middleweight champion challenger in the past.

“The Last Stylebender” is currently placed at number 3 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria. His Father’s name is Oluwafemi who is an accountant by profession. His mother’s name is Taiwo and she is a nurse by profession. He practiced Taekwondo at Chrisland School located in Opebi after his school time, but eventually, he was removed from the team by his mother after an injury.

In 1999, Adesanya’s family moved to Ghana for about a year and again relocated to Rotura, New Zealand for the sake of the education of their children. During His early years in high school, Adesanya was not interested in martial arts but rather in anime cartoons like Naruto and Death Note. He was bullied during high school and this pushed him to learn martial arts in the following years.

When Adesanya was 21-years old, he made a bold decision to move to Auckland and started training in martial arts under the mentorship of Eugene Bareman at City Kickboxing. At the institute, he had the chance to train with distinguished future UFC stars like Alexander Volkanovski and Dan Hooker. In 2010, he won seven fights in a row which got him into the 2014 Kunlun Fight 80kg tournament where He reached the semifinals and lost to Simon Marcus as the game ended in an extra round.

Adesanya took part in the Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament in 2016. He won the fight with Robert Thomas in the semifinal and defeated Yousri Belgaroui in a split decision ending in the final. In February 2020, Israel Adesanya faced criticism when in a pre-fight press conference he said that he would make his opponent “crumble like the Twin Towers”.

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He apologized for his speech later and said he would never make a mistake of this kind in the future.

Israel Adesanya’s details

Full Name Israel Mobolaji Temitayo Odunayo Oluwafemi Owolabi Adesanya
Nickname The Last Stylebender
Born 22 July 1989 (age 32)
Debut 2011
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Salary $425000
Birthplace Lagos, Nigeria
Religion Christianity
Nationality Nigerian, New Zealander
Networth $10 million
Marital Status Unmarried
Father Name Femi Adesanya
Mother Name Taiwo Adesanya
Twitter Handle @stylebender
Instagram Handle @stylebender


Israel Adesanya is 32 years old. He is quite a mature fighter.


Adesanya is quite a tall fellow. He is 6ft 4inches which means he is a tall fellow among his fellow fighters.


Israel Adesanya has not married someone yet and he prefers his single life for now.

Israel Adesanya in octagon
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Israel Adesanya is often called the Last Style Bender or just Style bender by his family and fans.

Recent News about Israel Adesanya

He recently had a rematch with Robert Whittaker whom he defeated 2 years earlier.

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