They call him “The Last Stylebender” and he has rightfully earned that nickname. With a magnificent in-ring persona, Adesanya is the current UFC middleweight champion and is one of the fastest rising superstars in the fight business.
He is currently ranked at #3 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
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 UFC interim middleweight champion after beating Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236.
He then defeated Robert Whittaker to become the undisputed middleweight champion at UFC 243. Since then, Adesanya has defended his title two times against Yoel Romero at UFC 248 and Paulo Costa at UFC 253.
He will move to light heavyweight to challenge Jan Blachowicz for the belt at UFC 259.
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 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 are yet to be tested inside the cage.
Adesanya earned over $540,000 in his fight with Yoel Romero. He also grabbed a whopping amount of $690,000 in his fight with Paulo Costa. His total career earnings are $2,928,500 according to The Sports Daily.
Adesanya has a tie-up with ENGAGE for merchandise. He also got endorsements for Peak Milk after he became the UFC interim Champion.
|Nickname||The Last Stylebender|
|Gym||City Kick Boxing|
|Weight/ Division||184 lbs (Middleweight)|
|Active Win Streak||20|
|Estimated Net Worth||NA|
|Endorsements||ENGAGE, Peak Milk, Reebok|
|Title||UFC middleweight championship|
|Manager||Paradigm sport management|