“Stylebender” is a Nigerian-born mixed martial artist who is best known for being a dominant middleweight champion in the UFC. Israel Adesanya’s net worth is approximately $5 million, as of 2022.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 07: Israel Adesanya of Nigeria celebrates after defeating Yoel Romero of Cuba in their UFC middleweight championship fight during the UFC 248 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
|Full Name||Israel Mobolaji Temitayo Odunayo Oluwafemi Owolabi Adesanya|
|Birth Date/Age||July 22, 1989/32 Years Old|
|Source of wealth||Mixed Martial Arts|
|Height||6 ft. 4 in. / 1.93 m.|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
Israel Adesanya was a child of Oluwafemi (and Taiwo) in Lagos, Nigeria in July 1989. His father is an accountant and his mother is a nurse.
He is the eldest child of five. His two brothers are named Samuel and David, whereas his sister’s names are Deborah and Bolu.
Adesanya is well educated, having attended Chrisland School, Opebi before enrolling at the Rotorua Boys’ High School in New Zealand. Afterward, he went to the Universal College of Learning in Whanganui to study Computer Design.
He decided to go into kickboxing and left school. Adesanya amassed a 32-0 amateur record before turning pro and fighting for China.
He moved to Auckland, New Zealand at 21 and began training mixed martial art at City Kickboxing under Eugene Bareman.
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 27: UFC President Dana White places the championship belt on Israel Adesanya of Nigeria after defeating Paulo Costa of Brazil in their middleweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Israel Adesanya Net Worth and Career
From 2010 to 2017, “Stylebender” tallied an incredible pro kickboxing record of 75-5. Then in 2012, he decided to transition over to MMA, where he hasn’t looked back. He is now one of the most prominent stars in MMA, reaching all corners of the globe.
Adesanya’s UFC debut came in 2017 against Rob Wilkinson. The bout was won by Adesanya via TKO in the second round. $153,500 After adding his show bonuses, his win/performance bonus and his sponsorship by Reebok,
Before he was able to headline his first event, he would fight and win three times more. Adesanya earned an estimated $447,000 from those three fights.
Anderson Silva was the legend that Anderson Silva defeated in February 2019, and he is now the current champ at middleweight. He began making big money, and that has been his case since.
Adesanya was the headliner on seven pay-per view cards, from April 2019 to February 2022. Adesanya has been a part of seven pay-per-view fights. He is currently ranked 6-1 and his estimated earnings are $3.77million.
Izzy has made a lot of money in sponsorship deals. He has endorsements with brands such as Peak Milk and Engage as well Reebok. He also had one from BMW but it was cancelled.
Israel Adesanya Instagram & Twitter
He has a large fan base on social media, with the MMA star gaining quite a following. He currently has 5.9 million followers on his social media accounts. Instagram. Adesanya also has 1.1 million. Twitter Followers and 696,000 YouTube Subscribers.
Izzy has many passions other than mixed martial arts. He is an avid anime fan and even stated that he would love to start one. Animation production company Following his fighting career.
Actually, his nickname “The Last Stylebender”, derives from the show Avatar: The Last Airbender.
He is also a skilled dancer and has shown this on his way to the Octagon. In New Zealand, Adesanya would partake in numerous dancing competitions.
Israel was bullied in school, and he picked one. Israel now credits the mistreatment he suffered to his decision to learn martial arts later in his life.
Another interesting fact about the middleweight champ? He is multilingual. He is fluent in Yoruba, Nigerian Pidgin, and of course English.
Israel Adesanya Net Worth
The Israel Adesanya networth figure of $5million has been built in a short period. In just over four years, “Stylebender” has made millions being one of the faces of the UFC.
He is also able to promote himself and brand himself to attract more pay-per view buys. In all, the 32-year-old isn’t Conor McGregor, but he’s the next closest thing as of now.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Israel Adesanya of Nigeria prepares to fight Jan Blachowicz of Poland in their UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.