Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya 2022: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is called "The Last Stylebender". He has rightfully earned that nickname. Currently, the Nigerian-born Kiwi sits at #3 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Israel Adesanya of Nigerian is interviewed 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. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

Israel Adesanya: UFC Career

Having competed as a boxer and a kickboxer, Adesanya started his UFC career in 2018, where he was up against Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221. He defeated his opponent via technical knockout and won the Performance of the Night award.

He registered wins against the likes of Derek Brunson, Marvin Vettori, Brad Tavares, and Anderson Silva. Adesanya became the interim UFC middleweight champion after beating Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236.

He then defeated Robert Whittaker to become the undisputed middleweight champion at UFC 243. Subsequently, Adesanya has defended his title against Yoel Romero at UFC 248 and Paulo Costa at UFC 253.

At UFC 259: Israel Adesanya vs Jan Blachowicz, 'The Last Stylebender' suffered his maiden MMA loss. Later, at UFC 263: Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori 2, he bounced back to winning ways.

At UFC 271, Israel Adesanya outpointed his rival, Robert Whittaker, to retain his middleweight strap.

Now, Adesanya will go up against Jared Cannonier in the main event of UFC 276. This will be the Nigerian born Kiwi's fifth title defense.

Israel Adesanya: Achievements

His achievements are not limited to the UFC octagon. Adesanya was the Cruiserweight and Heavyweight champion of the King of the Ring. He was also the winner of the Glory Middleweight Contender.

Adesanya has won the Performance of the Night bonus five times and the Fight of the Night bonus two times. He holds an amazing record of 22-1-0 in his MMA career.

Israel Adesanya: Fighting Style

Adesanya is one of the best counter strikers in the UFC. His fluid striking makes it difficult for his opponent to tag him clean. His wrestling and BJJ skills got tested at UFC 259 and he showcased some measures to counter that approach at UFC 263: Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori 2.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Israel Adesanya of Nigeria celebrates his victory over Rob Wilkinson of Australia in their middleweight bout during the UFC 221 event at Perth Arena on February 11, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Israel Adesanya: Net Worth and Salary 2022

Adesanya earned over $540,000 in his fight with Yoel Romero. He also grabbed a whopping amount of $590,000 in his fight with Paulo Costa.

Meanwhile, the win over Whittaker at UFC 271 earned 'Stylebender' his highest payout of  $642,000.

That was Israel Adesanya's highest take from a single fight. His total career earnings are $4,552,500 according to The Sports Daily.

According to Celebritynetworth, Adesanya has a net worth of $4 million.

Israel Adesanya: Endorsements 2022

Adesanya has a tie-up with ENGAGE for merchandise. He also got endorsements for Peak Milk after he became the UFC interim champion.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The middleweight champion also endorses brands like Stake.com and NordVPN.

How to Contact Israel Adesanya?

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

NicknameThe Last Stylebender
Age32
Born7-22-89
CountryNew Zealand
GymCity Kick Boxing
Height6' 4"
Weight/ Division184 lbs (Middleweight) 
Reach80"
Israel Adesanya Record 22-1-0,0NC
Active Win Streak2
Estimated Net Worth$4 Million
EndorsementsENGAGE, Peak Milk, Reebok, NordVPN
TitleUFC middleweight championship
ManagerParadigm sport management

EDITORS' PICK