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Israel Adesanya

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Win Rate
96 %
Finish Rate
65 %
Decision Win %
89 %
#2 p4p (UFC)
Middleweight Champion (UFC)

Israel Adesanya

Age
33
Height
6' 4 (193 cm)
Reach
80 in. (6' 8/203 cm)
Ape-Index
1.052
Stance
Switch
Nationality
Nigeria
Main Division
Middleweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
André Galvão
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
purple_belt
Biography
Israel Mobolaji Odunayo Oluwafemi Temitayo Owolabi Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and former boxer with multiple championships in all three disciplines. In kickboxing, he is a former Glory Middleweight Championship title challenger. Adesanya is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in mixed martial arts.
Fighter Trivia
Before taking up fighting, Adesanya regularly competed in dance competitions across New Zealand. Adesanya has the image of one of the show's main characters, Toph Beifong, tattooed on his forearm. In September 2020, he became the first mixed martial arts athlete to sign a sponsorship deal with Puma.

Awards & Accolades

  • Super 8 Boxing Tournament: Super 8 III Cruiserweight Champion (eight man Tournament)
  • Super 8 Boxing Tournament: Super 8 IV Cruiserweight Champion (four man Tournament)
  • King in the Ring: King in the Ring 86 kg II Champion (Eight Man Tournament)
  • King in the Ring: King in the Ring 86 kg III Champion (Eight Man Tournament)
  • King in the Ring: King in the Ring 100kgs II Champion (Eight Man Tournament)
  • Glory: 2016 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament Winer (Four Man Tournament)
  • Combat Press: 2017 Fight of the Year (vs. Alex Pereira)
  • UFC: UFC Middleweight Championship (One time, current). Five successful title defenses
  • UFC: Five successful title defenses
  • UFC: Interim UFC Middleweight Championship (One time)
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Five times) vs. Rob Wilkinson, Brad Tavares, Derek Brunson, Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Anderson Silva and Kelvin Gastelum
  • UFC: Most Knockdowns in a UFC Title Fight (4)
  • UFC: Second longest winning streak in the UFC Middleweight division history (12)
  • UFC: Second most title fight wins in the UFC Middleweight division history (7)
  • UFC: Longest average fight time in the UFC Middleweight division history (17.35)
  • UFC: Five successful title defenses
  • Australian Fighting Championship: AFC Middleweight Champion (one time)
  • Hex Fighting Series Middleweight: Hex Fighting Series Middleweight Champion (one time)
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2018 Newcomer of the Year
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2019 April Fight of the Month vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2019 Fight of the Year vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2019 Male Fighter of the Year
  • MMA Fighting: 2018 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
  • MMA Fighting: 2019 Fight of the Year vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • MMA Fighting: 2019 Fighter of the Year
  • CombatPress.com: 2018 Breakout Fighter of the Year
  • CombatPress.com: 2019 Male Fighter of the Year
  • CombatPress.com: 2019 Fight of the Year vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • CagesidePress.com: 2019 Fighter of the Year
  • CagesidePress.com: 2019 Fight of the Year vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • MMADNA.nl: 2018 Rising Star of the Year.
  • The Body Lock: 2019 Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2018 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2019 – July 2020 Charles 'Mask' Lewis Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2019 – July 2020 International Fighter of the Year^
  • World MMA Awards: 2021 International Fighter of the Year^
  • MMAMania.com: 2019 Fighter of the Year
  • MMAMania.com: 2019 Fight of the Year vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • Halberg Awards: 2019 New Zealand Sportsman of the Year
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Most Outstanding Fighter of the Year (2019, 2020)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: MMA Match of the Year (vs. Kelvin Gastelum, 2019)

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UFC Debut: Israel Adesanya vs Rob Wilkinson | Free Fight

 

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