Israel Adesanya is the New Zealand fighter of MMA, the temporary champion of UFC on average weight with outstanding sports career and the claim for the champion belt.
Future temporary champion of UFC Israel Moboladzhi Adesanya was born on July 22, 1989 in Lagos (the largest city in Nigeria) and almost at once moved to New Zealand, to Wanganui. Since the childhood began to do martial arts and could always stand for itself. Taekwondo, kickboxing practiced, muay-melt.
In October, 2009 debuted in amateur MMA in the three-round match, having lost Neroni Savainye. But it didn't undermine desire to move forward. And in 2010 he moves to Auckland for trainings at higher level under the leadership of Eugene Beremen where in two years he in 32 matches gains victories, keeping zero in the column of defeats. In parallel with career in kickboxing Adesanya decides on fight by rules MMA again, but already at the professional level where in two matches will gain the slashing victory.
Continued the performances in large promotions, such as Kunlun Fight and Glory. Even in 2014 debuted in prize-fighting with Daniel Amanem, but got beaten the referee's decision. The subsequent fights were advantageous. Five victories against one defeat.
Even before debut fight in the largest combative organization Ultimate Fighting Championship the huge attention of the American public is riveted on Adesanye. In February, 2018 the fight with Australian Rob Wilkinson took place, and in the second round of the referee stopped fight because of crushing blows from Israel.
Two months later Israel already participated in the match with the Italian fighter of the mixed style Marvin Vettori. Fight happened mainly in orchestra seats. The victory was awarded by Adesanye the separate decision of referees.
Same year two more matches took place, with American Brad Tavares and Derek Branson where the fighter gained victories and it was awarded with the bonus for the best performance of evening.
On February 10, 2019 in Melbourne the historical match between Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva took place. Silva famous also under psevdnimy "Spider", is the record holder by the number of the fights which are had in the status of the champion. He gained 16 victories in a row and ten times were defended by the belt. Fight lasted all five rounds where the young representative of New Zealand became the winner. Israel expressed deep respect to the opponent and told that that strongly influenced him in the beginning of the career.
In April, 2019 the fight for the title of the temporary champion of UFC on average weight between Calvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya took place. Robert Whittaker's recovery after operation was the reason. Fight was heavy for both parties. Advantage passed from one fighter to another throughout all five rounds. The final round passed for Adesanya very successful, he several times sent Calvin to the knock-down. As a result the unanimous decision of referees Israel Adesanya won the title of the temporary champion of UFC on average weight.