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Israel Adesanya
Israel Adesanya (Credit: UFC)

He is Flashy, he is Dynamic, and he knows how to entertain the fans. They call him “The Last StyleBender” and rightfully so. Israel Adesanya is the first Nigerian born to hold the UFC middleweight championship title.

Israel Adesanya: Achievements

After a long and decorated kickboxing career, Israel Adesanya made his MMA debut in 2012. He made his UFC debut in 2018 against Rob Wilkinson.

Israel Adesanya became the UFC interim middleweight champion by defeating Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236. Adesanya fought Robert Whittaker in one of the biggest events in UFC history at UFC 243 in Australia. In a sold-out Marvel Stadium, Israel Adesanya won the undisputed middleweight title by beating Robert Whittaker.

In kickboxing, Israel Adesanya has won Cruiserweight and Heavyweight titles in the King of the Ring. He also dominated opponents in kickboxing at Glory.

Israel Adesanya biggest wins

The Style Bender has some huge wins over Anderson Silva, Robert Whittaker, Yoel Romero, Derek Brunson, and Kelvin Gastelum. He reclaimed his UFC middleweight title at UFC 287 by defeating his arch-rival Alex Pereira.

Israel Adesanya UFC losses

The UFC middleweight champion has lost once in his mixed martial arts career, which came against Jan Blachowicz in the light-heavyweight division back at UFC 259. His second loss came against his former kickboxing nemesis Alex Pereira at UFC 281 where he failed to defend his UFC middleweight title.

Israel Adesanya kickboxing career

Adesanya fought in several kickboxing tournaments, including Glory and King in the Ring. He won the King in the Ring middleweight tournament thrice in 2014, 2015, and 2017 respectively, and also won the Glory middleweight contender tournament in 2017. 

Adesanya’s notable successes in kickboxing include victory against former middleweight champion Simon Marcus.

He also had a highly anticipated fight with Alex Pereira, where he suffered his second career loss. His kickboxing background has made him stand out in MMA, where he has become an established star and the middleweight champion.

Israel Adesanya net worth and salary

Israel Adesanya earned $350,000k for his interim title fight against Kelvin Gastelum. Adesanya earned $400,000k for the Robert Whittaker title fight and $500,000k for the Yoel Romero title defense. Israel’s base salary for the Alex Pereira fight at UFC 281 was reported to be $1 million. These figures do not include fight bonuses, PPV points, and fight week incentives.

The net worth of the UFC middleweight champion is around $2 million.

Israel Adesanya endorsements

Besides the earning from UFC fights, Israel Adesanya makes a fortune from his huge endorsement deals. The Last StyleBender has endorsed brands such as Reebok, Blessed CBD, Peak Milk, Manscaped, and EsportsUFC, CallofDuty. The Last StyleBender apparel is available at ENGAGE.

Israel Adesanya’s girlfriend

Israel Adesanya is rumored to be dating Australian model Shana Evers. Evers was previously partnered with famed rapper Fortafy.

Evers is popular on social media as she strikingly resembles the celebrity, Kim Kardashian. The couple hasn’t confirmed the relationship, but they have been spotted in each other’s social media posts.

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