Israel Adesanya is a highly successful kickboxer turned mixed martial artist currently signed with the biggest MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Originally from Nigeria, he moved to New Zealand at the age of 13 after being deeply inspired by the Muay Thai film Ong-Bak, he started kickboxing training at the age of 18. Within the next few years, Israel went on to amass an impressive kickboxing record with 75 wins and just 5 losses. After making a name for himself in kickboxing, he diverted his attention towards mixed martial arts and made his professional MMA debut in 2012. While holding an undefeated record of 11-0, Adesanya signed with the UFC in 2017 and quickly rose through the rankings by staying highly active and beating the well-ranked fighters in dominant ways. His efforts were soon rewarded with an interim UFC Middleweight title bout against Kelvin Gastelum, which he won via unanimous decision. At UFC 243, he faced Robert Whittaker in a UFC middleweight title unification bout and knocked him out in the second round to become the undisputed UFC middleweight champion.
Israel Adesanya Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Israel Mobolaji Adesanya
- Nicknames: The Last Stylebender
- Date of Birth: 22 July 1989
- Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
- Nationality: New Zealander, Nigerian
- Occupation: Mixed Martial Artist, Former Kickboxer
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Hair Color: Black
Israel Adesanya Height Weight Body Measurements Facts
Israel Adesanya Family Details:
- Father: Femi Adesanya (Accountant)
- Mother: Taiwo Adesanya (Nurse)
- Siblings: He has four younger siblings.
- Spouse Name: Unmarried
- Children Name: None
Israel Adesanya Career Highlights:
- Stance: Orthodox
- Style: Boxing, Kickboxing
- Team: City Kickboxing
- Kickboxing Record: 75 wins and 5 losses
- Boxing Record: 5 wins and 1 loss
- MMA Debut: 2012
- First MMA Title: Interim UFC Middleweight Championship (2019)
Israel Adesanya Distinctive Features:
- Body Tattoos
- Towering Height
Israel Adesanya Body Measurements:
Given below is the list of MMA fighter Israel Adesanya height, weight, reach, shoe size, and other body measurements.
- Height in Feet: 6’ 4”
- Height in Centimeters: 193 cm
- Weight in Kilogram: 84 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 185 pounds
- Reach: 80 inches (203 cm)
- Leg Reach: 44 inches
- Feet/ Shoe Size: Unknown
Israel Adesanya Interesting Facts:
- He is undefeated as a mixed martial artist.
- Israel currently holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
- He holds dual nationality of Nigeria and New Zealand.
- He first began kickboxing training after being inspired by the martial arts film, Ong-Bak.
- As a kid, he trained did taekwondo training but his mother made him quit after he broke his arm.