Israel Adesanya is a professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and former boxer from Nigeria who currently competes in the Middleweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
He was born on July 22, 1989, in Lagos, Nigeria, and currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand.
Adesanya is also known by his nickname “The Last Stylebender”, and has a professional record of 24 wins and 3 losses.
He has held the UFC middleweight crown for four years, defeating opponents such as Robert Whittaker, Marvin Vettori, Anderson Silva and others.
He is a popular figure in the MMA community and has a large following on social media, with over 8 million followers on Instagram.
Israel Adesanya religion
Adesanya was born into a Christian family in Lagos, Nigeria.
However, according to Childhood Biography, he doesn’t practice any religion and has posted tweets that suggest his skepticism about Christianity.
Despite not practicing any religion, Adesanya seems to have grasped a lesson or two about Christianity.
For instance, following his split decision win over Marvin Vettori in 2018, he addressed his performance by stating;
“Even Jesus Christ, he was the greatest guy of all time; he got crucified. I welcome all the criticism. Because it’s good for me. I criticize myself.”
In a video interview, Adesanya talked about his spiritual beliefs and mentioned that he had a conversation with God.
However, he did not specify which religion he follows or if he follows any religion at all.
In another instance, Adesanya questioned the origins of God and began to question God as the sovereign creator of the world based on who created him.
According to the latest research, Adesanya is a Christian, however, people who know him say that he doesn’t follow any religion.
On his Twitter handle, Adesanya has mentioned that he appreciates the teachings of different religions and cultures.
Therefore, it can be concluded that he does not follow any religion but appreciates the teachings of different religions and cultures.
Israel Adesanya career
Adesanya started training in kickboxing at the age of 18 and went on to amass an amateur record of 32–0 before turning professional and fighting in China.
He dominated the kickboxing world, amassing a record of 75 wins and five losses.
Adesanya made his UFC debut in February 2018 and quickly rose to prominence in the Middleweight division.
He won the interim UFC Middleweight Championship in April 2019 and became the undisputed champion in October 2019.
As of September 2023, Adesanya has a professional MMA record of 24 wins and 3 losses.
He is known for his unique fighting style, which combines precision striking with unorthodox techniques.