Israel Adesanya Net Worth

Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist with a net worth of $4 million. He is a former kickboxer and boxer with multiple championships. He is the current UFC Middleweight Champion.

About Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya was born in Nigeria and later shifted to New Zealand. He became interested in martial arts after experiencing mistreatment in high school. During his college years, he became interested in kickboxing.

In 2010, he made his amateur career debut. During that time, he made a seven-bout winning streak. And so, he earned a place in the 2014 Kunlun Fight. His last kickboxing match was back in 2017.

In 2012, Adesanya shifted to professional mixed martial arts. He won his debut match against James Griffiths with a TKO. Then he won his second MMA bout against John Vake with TKO. Following this, he took a two-year hiatus from MMA.

Then in 2015, he again shifted to MMA. In returning match, he won against Song Kenan with TKO. Following this, he went to collect another 8-0 streak.

Adesanya won his first title in 2017. There he defeated Melvin Guillard and earned the AFC Middleweight Championship. He signed a contract with UFC in December of the same year.

In 2019, the martial artist Robert Whittaker won the UFC Middleweight Championship. Since then, he has participated in 4 title defense fights and emerged victorious. In 22 professional bouts, he faced only one loss. Adesanya is instructed to defend his Middleweight title for the sixth time on November 12, 2022, against Alex Pereira.

Israel Adesanya’s Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings

As of 2023, Adesanya’s net worth is $4 million. He earned a total of $3,910,500 from his MMA career. He currently has a base salary of $500,000 per fight. From his recent win against Robert Whittaker, he walked away with a $1.54 million paycheck.

Besides that, every fight brings him win bonuses, PPV revenue, and sponsorship bonuses. The player also signed some major brand deals, thanks to his career. He is affiliated with Engaged, Kill Cliff, and Puma. Previously he was a brand ambassador for BMW in New Zealand. But due to recent controversy, the deal was called off.

Career Earnings

Event Base Salary PPV Payout Bonus Sponsorship Total
UFC 276 $1,500,000 $200,000 $30,000 $42,000 $1,772,000
UFC 271 $1,000,000 $500,000 $42,000 $1,542,000
UFC 263 $500,000 $600,000 $42,000 $1,142,000
UFC 259 $600,000 $1,100,000 $40,000 $1,740,000
UFC 253 $600,000 $850,000 $50,000 $40,000 $1,540,000
UFC 248 $500,000 $200,000 $50,000 $40,000 $790,000
UFC 243 $400,000 $400,000 $50,000 $40,000 $1,090,000
UFC 236 $350,000 $0 $50,000 $5,000 $405,000
UFC 234 $62,000 $0 $50,000 $4,000 $178,000
UFC 230 $59,000 $0 $50,000 $4,000 $172,000
TUF: $56,000 $0 $0 $3,500 $115,500
UFC on FOX 29 $53,000 $0 $0 $3,500 $109,500
UFC 221 $50,000 $0 $50,000 $3,500 $153,500


Israel Adesanya is endorsed by several huge global companies. The former UFC Middleweight Champion became the first ever MMA fighter to land a sponsorship deal with sportswear brand Puma. ‘Izzy’ signed a deal with the sporting giant back in September 2020, a partnership that is still going on today.

Besides his main sponsor Puma, ‘The Last Stylebender’ also has an endorsement deal with fight gear supplier Engage. Not only that, but Adesanya also partnered with the extremely popular Call of Duty in November 2020. As a self-confessed avid gamer, this endorsement deal was huge for the career of ‘Izzy’.

Quick Facts

Full Name Israel Mobolaji Odunayo Oluwafemi Temitayo Owolabi Adesanya
Nickname The Last Stylebender
Stance Southpaw & Orthodox
Born 22 July 1989
Debut 2012
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Age 32
Birthplace Lagos, Nigeria
Residence Auckland, New Zealand
Religion Atheist
Nationality New Zealander
Net Worth $4 million (as of 2022)
Marital Status Unmarried
Father name Oluwafemi
Mother name Taiwo
Salary $500,000
Twitter Handle @stylebender
Instagram Handle @stylebender


Israel Adesanya is currently in a relationship. But the identity of his girlfriend is currently undisclosed. Previously, he accidentally posted pictures of himself with his girlfriend online multiple times. The women’s identity is suspected to be Charlotte Powdrell. Other than that, no details have been disclosed yet. The athlete is very secretive about his private life.


Israel Adesanya was born on July 22, 1989, in Nigeria. He will turn 33 years old this month.

Height and Weight

The Kiwi martial artist is 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) tall and weighs 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb).


Israel Adesanya has the in-ring nickname “The Last Stylebender”. It references the popular animated show “Avatar: The Last Airbender”. It also refers to his variable martial arts mixing style. His nickname is trendy among his family, fans, and peers.

Awards and Achievements

No matter what promotion or sport Israel Adesanya has participated in, he has racked up a slew of awards at every stop.

Between his mixed martial arts career and his time as a boxer and kickboxer, Adesanya has proven to be one of the world’s best fighters.

Here are the top awards from Israel Adesanya’s illustrious fighting career:

  • 2016 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament Winner.
  • Three-time champion of King in the Ring with two at 86 kilograms.
  • Won two Cruiserweight Championships with Super 8 Boxing.
  • Selected five times for the Performance of the Night bonus and two times for the Fight of the Night bonus in the UFC.
  • Won the UFC Middleweight Championship and had fight successful title defenses.

FAQs About Israel Adesanya

What is Adesanya’s Net Worth?

MMA fighter Adesanya’s net worth is $4 million as of 2023.

How much is his salary at UFC?

Israel Adesanya earns a gross salary of $500,000 per fight at UFC.

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