Israel Adesanya aka “The Last Stylebender” is a Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist. A former boxer and kickboxer, Israel is currently the UFC Middleweight Champion. Additionally, Adesanya now has a huge fan base, due to his interesting approach and fighting style.
Also known as “Izzy”, the Nigerian-born fighter is one of the most exciting fighters in the current UFC roster. Adesanya’s reputation increased tenfold after his fights against Anderson Silva, Marvin Vettori, Derek Brunson, and Brad Tavares. Moreover, Israel became the interim UFC middleweight champion after his win against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236. Eventually, he would also go on to be the first fighter to knock out Robert Whittaker, becoming the UFC Middleweight champion in the process.
Currently, Adesanya holds a very promising 20-1 record in MMA. His only loss is to Light Heavyweight champ, Jan Blachowicz by way of a unanimous decision. Additionally, Israel has already won about 22 awards for his performances in the UFC. Izzy has won awards from the likes of MMAJunkie, MMA Fighting, CombatPress, CagesidePress, World MMA Awards, MMA Mania, Halberg Awards, and many more.
A Glance at Israel Adesanya’s Asset Accumulation
|Net Worth||$2 Million (Estimated)|
|Salary||$425,000 (last fight against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259)|
|Source of Wealth||UFC Salary, Endorsements, YouTube|
|Endorsements||ENGAGE, Peak Milk, Reebok, Puma, Kill Cliff Fight Club, EA Sports, Stake.com, Venum|
|Endorsement Earnings||$1 Million +|
|Residence||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Charities||COVID 19 Relief Fund, Seeds of Change, NZ Cannabis Reform|
What is Israel Adesanya’s Net Worth in 2021?
In 2021, Israel Adesanya’s Net Worth is estimated to be $2 million. Per fight, Izzy brings in upwards of $400,000 according to valuations. However, this amount is exclusive of his earnings from PPV revenues and sponsorship deals. As such, the inclusion of the PPV revenue and endorsement deals will take the per fight earnings to upwards of $500,000.
Aside from his UFC salary, Israel is endorsed by numerous brands and companies. Hence, Adesanya also owes a chunk of his net worth to avenues from outside the Octagon. However, it must be taken into consideration that Israel has also lost sponsors and endorsement due to controversial comments and remarks on his Twitter and Instagram.
Israel Adesanya’s Sources of Wealth:
Here is a detailed look at the sources of income that fetch “The Last Stylebender” his current net worth of financial wellness.
Israel Adesanya UFC Salary
Ever since his introduction to the UFC, Israel has seen significant pay rises over time. For his very first UFC fight against Rob Wilkinson in 2018, Israel brought home a respectable $153,000, which included a “Performance of the Night” bonus. Surprisingly, Israel made a massive jump in terms of income when he brought in a humungous $480,000 for his amazing fight with Kelvin Gastelum in 2019.
Additionally, Adesanya crossed the half a million mark twice in his first two title defenses against Yoel Romero, where he brought in $540,000, and against Paulo Costa where he brought in $690,000 including bonuses. Recently, Adesanya pocketed $425,000 despite his loss to Jan Blachowicz, taking his MMA career earnings up to an estimated $3.6 million.
Israel Adesanya Endorsement Deals
Aside from his shenanigans inside the Octagon, Izzy makes a substantial amount of money from his endorsements. Currently, Israel is partnered with ENGAGE, Peak Milk, Reebok, Puma, Kill Cliff Fight Club, EA Sports, Stake.com. However, following some controversial comments, specifically, where he wrote ” Bro, I will f*****g r**e you” to UFC fighter Kevin Holland, Israel faced heavy criticism from New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and other high ranking officials. As a result, his partnership with the automobile company BMW was terminated. Moreover, for his upcoming fight with Marvin Vettori at UFC 263, Israel will be wearing a fight kit by Venum.
Israel Adesanya YouTube
Apart from the UFC and other Endorsements, Israel also has a YouTube channel by the name of FREESTYLEBENDER, wherein he analyzes and breaks down his past fights, showcases his daily life and training camp. Although the channel is only a few months old, it is rapidly gaining popularity with about 197,000 subscribers and 2 million+ views at the time of writing. Naturally, Israel is raking in a lot of dough from his channel although it is run by his brother, David Adesanya.
How Does Israel Adesanya Spend His Millions?
Although he is a millionaire, Israel ensures that his feet are still touching the ground. As such, he does enjoy spending money on fashion, be it cheap or expensive, and isn’t ashamed of wearing the same outfit twice. Aside from that, Israel’s hobbies also include gaming, dancing, vlogging, and watching anime. Israel’s favorite Anime, Avatar: The Last Airbender is also the inspiration behind his nickname. Aside from that, let’s take a detailed look at how Israel spends his high budget income.
Israel Adesanya Luxurious House
Lexy, play Rick Ross "key's to the crib" 🎶
From my 1st room I rented to my 1st home acquired (in fucking Auckland City). Who ever imagined beating people up for monies would pay off?…I did. I'm only gettin warmed up, I'm bout to buy Auckland up like I'm Chinese!! #hobolife 📦 pic.twitter.com/xslBcueRfS
— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) September 29, 2018
Aside from owning his own house in Auckland, New Zealand, Adesanya has reportedly also started investing in real estate. As such, Adesanya currently owns a reported 19+ properties throughout Auckland. According to Izzy, he sees himself in a different career be it E-Sports ( Gaming), Entertainment, or even Watersports. As a result, he is very methodical in planning and securing his future.
Israel Adesanya Luxurious Cars
Although he is not a big fan of super fancy race cars, he found himself unable to resist a particular McLaren machine. Hence, Israel gave in to temptation and bought an orange McLaren 720 Spider sportscar for around $315,000, which he named Kurama, a character from the anime Naruto. Additionally, Adesanya is a loving son and has gifted his father a Bentley Continental GT and his mother a Porsche worth more than $200,000 each.
Israel Adesanya’s Non-Profitable Investments: Charity Work
Previously, Israel has been working to provide over 10,000 masks and PPE kits for workers and people in both Lagos, Nigeria, and Auckland, New Zealand. Additionally, Israel has also helped raise funds for his favorite charity, Seeds of Change which addresses poverty in Africa through education and agriculture. Moreover, the UFC fighter was also a big advocate and supporter for Cannabis reform in New Zealand. However, unfortunately for Israel and many other Aussies, the referendum narrowly failed, halting the legalization of cannabis.
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