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Israel Adesanya Bio, Height, Parents, Wife, Children

Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-New Zealander professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and former boxer with multiple championships in all three disciplines.


Born on 22 July, 1989 in lagos, Nigeria, Adesanya attended Chrisland School, Opebi, and enrolled in its Taekwondo after-school club until he was removed by his mother due to an injury.

At age 18, Adesanya, after being inspired by the Muay Thai film Ong-Bak, started training in kickboxing.

Whe he turned 20, he made the decision to abandon his studies in pursuit of a career in kickboxing and went on to amass an amateur record of 32–0 before turning professional and fighting in China.


A year later, Adesanya moved to Auckland, New Zealand, and began training in mixed martial arts under Eugene Bareman at City Kickboxing.

Adesanya signed a contract with the UFC in December 2017 and made his debut against Rob Wilkinson on 11 February 2018, at UFC 221.

Israel Adesanya height

Adesanya is above the average height of 1.7m. He is 1.93m tall.

Israel Adesanya parents

Adesanya’s father, Oluwafemi, is an accountant and his mother, Taiwo, is a nurse.

Israel Adesanya wife

Adesanya is not yet married.

However, he has been involved in some relationships.

Israel Adesanya children

Adesanya does not yet have children.


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