Israel Adesanya

1. Early Life

Israel Adesanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria on 22 July 1989. He and his family moved to New Zealand when he was 10 years old. Adesanya began training in kickboxing when he was 18 years old. He had his first professional fight in 2012 and amassed a kickboxing record of 11-0 before transitioning to mixed martial arts (MMA).

Adesanya made his MMA debut in 2012. He fought primarily in regional promotions in New Zealand and Australia, amassing a record of 12-0 before being signed by the UFC in 2018.

In his UFC debut at UFC 221, Adesanya defeated Rob Wilkinson via TKO in the second round. He then went on to win his next four fights, all by knockout or TKO. This included a first-round knockout victory over Anderson Silva at UFC 234, which earned him the Performance of the Night award.

With five wins in the UFC, Adesanya was given a title shot against then-undefeated UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 243. He won the bout and the title via second-round knockout, becoming the first African-born UFC champion.

2. Rise to Prominence

Israel Adesanya is one of the most successful mixed martial artists in the world today. He is also one of the most popular, with a large and devoted following. Adesanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and moved to New Zealand with his family when he was a child. He began training in martial arts when he was just a teenager and quickly rose to prominence in the sport. Adesanya has fought in some of the biggest MMA organizations in the world, including the UFC, where he is currently the Middleweight champion. He is widely considered to be one of the best fighters in the world, and his popularity shows no signs of waning.

3. UFC Career

Israel Adesanya is a professional mixed martial artist from New Zealand. He is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is the UFC Middleweight Champion.

Adesanya made his professional MMA debut in 2012 and competed primarily in his home country of New Zealand for several years. He amassed a record of 11-0 before being signed by the UFC in 2018.

Adesanya made his UFC debut at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia, where he defeated Rob Wilkinson via TKO in the second round. He then went on to win his next four fights, including a TKO victory over Derek Brunson at UFC 230.

This win earned Adesanya a shot at the UFC Middleweight Championship, which he won via TKO in the second round against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 234.

Adesanya has since defended his title twice, first against Yoel Romero at UFC 248, and then against Paulo Costa at UFC 253. He is currently undefeated in his MMA career, with a record of 20-0.

4. Major Achievements

# Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya is a New Zealand professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer.

# As of July 2020, he is signed to the UFC, where he is the UFC Middleweight Champion and ranked as the #3 pound-for-pound fighter in the world by ESPN.

# Major Achievements

# 1) UFC Middleweight Championship

# Adesanya made his UFC debut at UFC 234 in February 2019, where he defeated Anderson Silva via unanimous decision.

# With the win, he also became the first African-born UFC champion.

# 2) The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated

# In July 2019, it was announced that Adesanya would be a coach on The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated,

# opposite fellow undefeated middleweight Kelvin Gastelum. The show aired in October and November 2019,

# with the live finale taking place on 2 November. In the finale, Adesanya defeated Gastelum via unanimous decision to retain his title.

# 3) ESPN MMA Fighter of the Year

# In December 2019, Adesanya was named ESPN MMA Fighter of the Year.

# 4)’s 2019 Fighter of the Year

# In January 2020, Adesanya was named’s 2019 Fighter of the Year.

5. Personal Life

Hi everyone!

Today, I want to talk about something a little bit different – my personal life. In particular, I want to share five things that help make me who I am today.

First, I am a Christian. I grew up in a Christian home and it has always been a big part of my life. I am very thankful for my faith and the role it plays in my life.

Second, I am married to my wonderful wife, Sarah. We have been married for four years and she is my best friend. I am so thankful for her and the love and support she gives me.

Third, I have an amazing son, Isaiah. He is three years old and he is the light of my life. I am so thankful for him and the joy he brings to my life.

Fourth, I love sports. I played football and basketball in high school and I still enjoy playing both of those sports today. I am also a big fan of the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners.

Finally, I am passionate about helping others. I volunteer with a number of different organizations and I love being able to help those in need.

These are just a few of the things that make me who I am. I am so thankful for all of the blessings in my life and I am excited to see what the future holds.

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