Israel Adesanya Net Worth, Career Earning & Next Fight


Israel Adesanya net worth is estimated to be around $9 Million, Adesanya made most of his net worth from his fighting career in UFC.

UFC 259 was his biggest payday when he challenged UFC Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz. He made whopping $2,140,000 for this fight.

About Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist, and former kickboxer and boxer. He is a current Middleweight Champion in the UFC (2020).

Fighter Name Israel Adesanya
Nationality New Zealander
Israel Adesanya Net Worth $9 Million
MMA Record 21-1-0
Height 6′ 4″
Weight Class Middleweight
Stance Switch
Reach 80″
Date of Birth Jul 22, 1989

Israel Adesanya Career Earnings

It is estimated that Israel Adesanya has earned $7,685,500 throughout his fight career in MMA.

Israel Adesanya Vs. Marvin Vettori – Adesanya defeated Vettori for the second time by unanimous decision. He made $1,142,000 for this fight, Which included $500,000 base salary, PPV Sales bonus $600,000 along with all other bonuses.

UFC 259: Jan Blachowicz Vs. Israel Adesanya – This was the first ever and only loss to Adesanya in his MMA career. He failed to capture another division gold and initially stopped by defending champ. He made highest $1,740,000 for this fight.

Israel Adesanya Vs. Paulo Costa – One of the most anticipated fight of his career, Israel outclassed Costa and won this fight by TKO in round number 2.

For this fight, he was paid $1,540,000 which included his base salary of $600,000, PPV sale bonus of $850,000 and 50k performance bonus.

Israel Adesanya Vs. Yoel Romero – The fight went to the distance with Adesanya once again outclassed his opponent to steal the unanimous decision victory.

He made $790,000 for this fight, Including $500,000 base salary, $200,000 as a PPV sale bonus and 50K performance bonus.

Israel Adesanya Vs. Robert Whittacker – Adesanya dominated the Australian Whittacker and finished the fight by TKO in round number two.

For this fight, he was paid $1,090,000 which included his $400,000 base salary, $ 200,000 fight win bonus, $400,000 PPV bonus and 50K Performance bonus.

Israel Adesanya Vs. Kelvin Gastelum – At UFC 236 Adesanya captured his belt with unanimous victory over defending champ Kelvin Gastelum.

Anderson Silva Vs. Israel Adesanya was one of the most anticipated matchup of his career. It was a striking chess, Where Adesanya secured unanimous victory over GOAT Anderson Silva.

Adesanya made $178,000, Which included his salary of $65,000 base salary and $50k performance bonus.

UFC 230 Adesanya Vs. Brunson – Adesanya defeated Blonde Brunson by KO in round number one. Which earned him performance bonus of 50K $. Overall, he made $172,000 in this fight.

Israel Adesanya Vs. Brad Tavares – Adesanya defeated Brad Tavares in The Ultimate Fighter Finale in 2018 to earn his UFC contract.

He made $115,500 for this fight along with massive UFC contract.

Israel Adesanya Vs Marvin Vettori 1 – Adesanya faced Marvin in his early career, Where he defeated him by split decision. For this fight, Adesanya made $109,500.

Israel Adesanya Early Life

Israel Mobolaji Temitayo Odunayo Oluwafemi Owolabi Adesanya is the real full name of UFCs Middleweight Champ Israel Adesanya.

He was born on 22 July 1989 at Lagos, Nigeria. He is the eldest son of Oluwafemi and Taiwo, His father was accountant and mother was a nurse.

In his school time, He joined taekwondo training, but shortly after this due to an injury he was removed by his mom.

Adesanya family moved to New Zealand for better education. Israel also said he was bullied in his school which inspired him to pursue his mma career.

After high school graduation, Adesanya enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Computer Design at the Universal College of Learning in Whanganui.

After two years Adesanya decided to quit his studies to pursue his kickboxing career. At the age of 21 he turned to mixed martial artist.

He joined city kickboxer along with Dan Hooker, Kai-Kara France and Alexander Volkanovski.

Ultimate Fighting Championship Journey of Israel Adesanya

In December 2007, Adesanya signed the contract with UFC. He faced Rob Wilkinson in his debut match. Where he earned TKO victory and performance bonus.

On 14 April 2018, Adesanya faced Marvin Vettori. Where he pulled out split decision victoty.

At The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale, Adesanya fought Brad Tavares, where he dominated this fight and won via unanimous decision.

Then he defeated Derek Brunson to enter the top 5 of middleweight rankings. Then he defeated his idol Anderson Silva.

After victory over Silva, Adesanya was awarded by title shot against Kevin Gastelum and he initially defeated him also to become first ever African born middleweight champion.

Israel Adesanya Personal Life

Israel Adesanya is a big fan of anime, He also wants to found a anime company after his retirement.

Israel also claims dancing as one of his passion and hobby that he enjoys. He regularly competed in dance competitions across New Zealand.

Awards & Accomplishments of Israel Adesanya

  • UFC Middleweight Championship – four defenses
  • UFC Performance of the Night (Six times)
  • Most Knockdowns in a UFC Title Fight (4)
  • AFC Middleweight Champion
  • Hex Fighting Series Middleweight Champion
  • 2019 Fighter of the Year – CagesidePress
  • 2019 Fighter of the Year – The Body Lock
  • 2019 Fighter of the Year -MMA Mania


How much is the net worth of Israel Adesanya?

Israel Adesanya net worth is estimated to be around $9 Million, Adesanya made most of his net worth from his fighting career in UFC.

What is the age of Israel Adesanya?

Israel Adesanya is 32 years of old in the age.

What is the MMA record of Israel Adesanya?

21-1-0 is the current MMA record of Israel Adesanya.

When is the next fight of Israel Adesanya?

Israel Adesanya is scheduled to defend his title next against Robert Whittaker in february.

How much is the height of Israel Adesanya?

Israel Adesanya is six feet four inches in the height.

Is Israel Adesanya is married?

No,Israel Adesanya is not married yet.


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