Israel Adesanya - Official UFC® Profile
Israel
Adesanya
14-0-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #9 Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 14-0-0
Summary: Creativity, open mind

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Last Stylebender
From: Lagos Nigeria
Fights Out Of: Auckland New Zealand
Age: 29
Height: 6' 4" ( 193 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 80"
Leg Reach 44"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
413
55% Successful
228
Types of Successful Strikes
0
228
81% Standing
16%
184
36
8
Striking Defense
71
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
3
Not Available
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
2
0
Takedown Defense
82
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Israel Adesanya
Nov 3, 2018
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Win
Israel Adesanya
Jul 6, 2018
40
119
1
0
0
1
1
2
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Performance of the Night
Win
Israel Adesanya
Apr 14, 2018
57
46
0
2
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Israel Adesanya
Feb 10, 2018
22
52
3
0
0
0
1
0
R2 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night

Biography

TRAINING: 9am to 12pm then 6pm to 8pm, training all the various aspects and subtleties of MMA. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? In 2008, because I needed skills to protect myself.

What ranks and titles have you held? AFC world champ and Hex FC world champion.

Do you have any heroes? Avatar Aang and Naruto Uzumaki, the 7th Hokage of the hidden leaf village. Ethiopian political leader Robel Hailu.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's one goal ticked off, but it's only the beginning.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Studied computer graphic design for three years, dropped out to pursue this life.

What was your job before you started fighting? Metering and billing coordinator for a gas line company (hated it).

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ blue belt under Professor Andre Galvao.

Favorite grappling technique: I like choking people and whispering sweet nothings in their ear as they fall asleep.

Favorite Striking technique: Spinning s**t


• MMA pro since 2012

• 12 of 14 wins by KO/TKO, five in the first round

• Stopped UFC vets Kenan Song (2015) and Melvin Guillard (2017)

• Had reported 75-4 (29 KOs) pro kickboxing record

• Had 5-1 (1 KO) pro boxing record

• Origin of nickname – “Coined from the TV show Avatar.”

Career

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