Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-New Zealander professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and former boxer with multiple championships in all three disciplines.
As a mixed martial artist, he currently competes in the Middleweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the current UFC Middleweight Champion.
In kickboxing, he is a former Glory Middleweight Championship title challenger.
As of August 23, 2022, he is #2 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Israel Adesanya Parents: Meet Oluwafemi Adesanya, Taiwo Adesanya
Who are Israel Adesanya’s mother and father?
Adesanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria, the eldest of five children, the son of Oluwafemi Adesanya and Taiwo Adesanya.
Oluwafemi Adesanya, Israel Adesanya’s father, was an accountant, and Taiwo Adesanya, his mother, was a nurse.