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.
|Event||Base Salary||PPV Payout||Bonus||Sponsorship||Total|
|UFC on FOX 29||$53,000||$0||$0||$3,500||$109,500|
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’.
|Full Name||Israel Mobolaji Odunayo Oluwafemi Temitayo Owolabi Adesanya|
|Nickname||The Last Stylebender|
|Stance||Southpaw & Orthodox|
|Born||22 July 1989|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Residence||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Net Worth||$4 million (as of 2022)|
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.