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Israel Adesanya biography, net worth, career and luxury collection

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Israel Adesanya
Israel Adesanya. Photo/Marca
  • He is a Nigerian and New Zealand professional boxer
  • He is a former Glory Middleweight Championship
  • He currently competes in the Middleweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship

At 33, Israel Adesanya net worth is at a staggering $4 million courtesy of prize money and endorsements from companies like Stake.com where he is a brand ambassador. As of March 2023, he ranked number five in the Ultimate Fighting Championship men’s pound-for-pound.

He advocated for tougher penalties against coward punching after his training partner succumbed to punches in the head. Adesanya voted a yes in the 2020 New Zealand referendum on the question of whether to legalize the sale, use and possession of recreational cannabis which has been illegal in the country since 1927.

Adesanya Biography

Full name Israel Mobolaji Temitayo Odunayo Oluwafemi Owolabi Adesanya
Age 33 years
Height 1.93m
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Date of birth 22nd July   1989
Nationality Nigerian, New Zealander
Occupation Boxer
Source of wealth Boxing
Marital status Single
Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya. Photo/MMA News

Israel Adesanya Net worth

Israel Adesanya net worth is $4 million and he earns a salary of $1.79 million at UFC. He has an endorsement for Stake.com as an ambassador which could also be earning him. He also earns bonuses after winning fights.

In 2017, he signed a contract with Ultimate Fighting Championship making a debut the following year, winning a fight through technical knockout. This win earned him a sweet bonus of about $50,000. Towards the second half of 2018 , he won another fight facing Brad Tavares winning another performance of night bonus of a similar amount of $50,000 and four months down the line, he won another similar bonus. So, in total, he won three performances of the night awards in season 2017-18 amounting to $150,000 and one fight of the night award in early 2019.

Two months later, he faced Kelvin Gastelum winning the back-and-forth fight earning him the fight of the night award.  October 2019, he won another performance of the night totalling to four. He acquired his fifth award in 2020 after facing Paulo Costa and won the fight.

His total earnings at UFC are $9 million. He faced Jared Cannonier on July 2022 at UFC 276 and this earned him a Fan Bonus of the Night award which was paid in US Bitcoin $30,000. On April 8 2023, he faced Alex Pereira at UFC 281 winning a sixth performance of the Night award.

Personal Life

He was born in Lagos, Nigeria on July 22, 1989, and is the eldest among five children. His father Oluwafemi is an accountant while his mother Taiwo, is a nurse. He attended Chrisland School, Opebi later enrolled in a Taekwondo class after school in the same institution until his mother stopped him due to an injury.

The UFC fighter belongs to a Christian family and he is currently not married going by the information available in the public domain as of now.

Career

Israel Adesanya net worth gets its credit from his aggressive fighting style and confidence in facing opponents gives off a  champion, a core feature that has endeared him to multiple mixed martial Arts. One of the main reasons why his net worth is high as compared to other fighters is the fact that he entertains and puts on a show.

In his 23 wins, he defeated his opponents by knockout on 15 occasions. After high school, he enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Computer design which he dropped to pursue kickboxing.

He fought in 32 amateur hours winning all. He went on to turn pro and moved to fight in China. He won his debut and in 2014, he was at the 2014 Kunlun Fight being eliminated in the semifinal.

He faced Belgian kickboxer Filip Verlinden in his Glory 15 debut which he lost.

Three months later, he avenged his losses at Glory of Heroes 3. He went on to win the King in the Ring, Cruiserweights II,5, Cruiserweights III and the heavyweight Tournaments. He also participated in the Glory -Middleweight Championship, winning.

In his last Kickboxing bout, he faced Alex Pereria at Glory of Heroes 7.

Isarel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Luxury Collection

With such an impressive net worth, Israel Adensanys is a proud owner of two Range Rovers, a flagship Range Rover and a Range Rover Velar Crossover. The New Zealander also owns a posh house in Auckland, New Zealand.

FAQs

1.How old is Adesanya?

33 years.

2.Is he married?

No.

3.What is his religion?

Christian.

4.Does he have children?

No.

5.Where does he live?

He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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