Israel Adesanya

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Adesanya in 2014

Israel Adesanya (born 22 July 1989) is a Nigerian-born professional mixed martial artist. He fights out of Auckland, New Zealand.[1] He is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the current UFC Middleweight Champion. He has an undefeated MMA record of 19 wins and no losses. In kickboxing, Adesanya has a record of 75 wins and five defeats.

Adesanya was born in Lagos. He moved with his family to New Zealand at a young age. He lived in Rotorua for a time. At the age of 21, Adesanya moved to Auckland.

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  1. Malili, Faleatua (10 August 2018). "'I'm going to do great things' - Kiwi fighter Israel Adesanya's amazing journey from Whanganui to the UFC". TVNZ. Retrieved 18 March 2020.

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