Isreal Adesanya net worth of $4 million made him one of the richest Kickboxers in Nigeria. He is a mixed martial artist and kickboxer. Currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where he is the current UFC Middleweight Champion.
However, Isreal Adesanya net worth was made from his success in mixed martial artists and kickboxing. This made him widely regarded as one of the best strikers in mixed martial arts.
As of 12 April 2022, he is #3 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound ranking.
|Full Name||Israel Mobolaji Odunayo Oluwafemi Temitayo Owolabi Adesanya|
|Date of Birth||22 July 1989|
|Career||Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer|
|Isreal Adesanya Net worth||$4 million|
|Nationality||Nigeria, New Zealand|
Israel Mobolaji Odunayo Oluwafemi Temitayo Owolabi Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand. He is the eldest out of 5 children of Oluwafemi and Taiwo. Being born in Lagos, he attended Chrisland School Opebi and was enrolled in Taekwondo, an after-school club until he was removed by his mother because of an injury.
Isreal Adesanya settled in New Zealand at the age of 10, he attended Rotorua Boys High School, and then he was not interested in sports but in Japanese Anime.
Following his high school graduation, he enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Design at Universal College of Learning in Whanganui.
His kickboxing training started at the age of 18 after being inspired by the Muay Thai film Ong-Bak. Two years later he made a decision to cease his education in pursuit of his career in kickboxing and that is how to amass an amateur record of 32-0 before turning professional and fighting in China.
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Defeating Tim Antonio by unanimous decision in May 2010, Adesanya won the first fight of his seven-fight winning streak. Winning his next six fights, his winning streak earned him a place in the 2014 Kunlun Fight held during Kunlun Fight 2.
Though he lost a semifinal against Simeon Marcus Adesanya made his professional debut afterward at Glory 15 when he faced Filip Verlinden. Verlinden won their first fight by unanimous decision and two years later Adesanya made his Glory debut two years later at Gory Heroes 3 winning him by unanimous decision.
In 2015, Adesanya moved up in weight by participating in The Heavyweights III. He defeated Nase Foai by TKO in the quarterfinal and Dan Roberts by KO in the semifinal, before facing Jamie Eades in the finals. The two had previously met in the final of the 2014 Cruiserweight tournament. Adesanya won the tournament final by unanimous decision.
Before transitioning to mixed martial arts, he has his last kickboxing fight which was a rematch with Alex Pereira at Glory Heroes 7. In the third round, Pereira dropped Adesanya with a short left hook and therefore winning the fight.
On Sunday, 3 July 2022, Isreal Adesanya overcame American Jared Cannonier by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) to retain his UFC middleweight title.
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Mixed Martial Arts Career
In a mixed martial arts career, Adesanya made his first debut in 2012, with a TKO win against James Griffiths. He scored another TKO win against John Vake, before taking a two-year hiatus from mixed martial arts.
He won the AFC Middleweight Championship at Australia Fighting Championship 20 with a first-round TKO over Melvin Guillard. As well as the Hex Fight Series Middleweight championship with a first-round KO of Stuart Dare.
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Isreal Adesanya Net Worth
According to research, professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and former boxer with multiple championships in all three disciplines made Isreal Adesanya net worth rise to $4 million.
As one of the best strikers in mixed martial arts with an estimated net worth of $4 million, Adesanya is considered one of the richest kickboxers and mixed martial artists.