Who is Israel Adesanya?
Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-New Zealand professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and former boxer. As a martial artist, Adesanya has competed in several kickboxing and boxing tournaments. He is the current and two-time UFC Middleweight Champion.
In kickboxing, Israel Adesanya is a former Glory Middleweight Championship title challenger. He has been nicknamed The Last Style Bender after winning titles like the Glory Middleweight Contender, Heavyweight Champion, and King in the Ring two-time champion.
Israel Adesanya’s full name is Israel Mobolaji Temitayo Odunayo Oluwafemi Owolabi Adesanya. He was born on July 22, 1989, in Lagos, Nigeria. He is 33 years old as of April 2023.
About Israel Adesanya’s parents
Israel Adesanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria to his parents – Femi Adesanya (father) and Taiwo Adesanya (mother). His father was an accountant while his mother worked as a nurse. Further information about his parents’ marriage is scarce at this time, but they have five children together.
In 1999, Adesanya’s family moved from Nigeria to Ghana and settled there for 10 months. They later moved from Ghana to Rotorua, New Zealand where Israel Adesanya attended Rotorua Boys’ High School.
About Israel Adesanya’s father- Femi Adesanya
Femi Adesanya was an accountant popularly known as the father of Israel Adesanya. He got married to Taiwo Adesanya (Israel Adesanya’s mother) and they have five children together. Further information about him is scarce at this time.
About Israel Adesanya’s mother- Taiwo Adesanya
Taiwo Adesanya was a nurse popularly known as the mother of Israel Adesanya. She got married to Femi Adesanya (Israel Adesanya’s father) and they have five children together. Further information about her is scarce at this time.
Israel Adesanya’s siblings
Israel Adesanya was born as the eldest of five children. He has two younger brothers and two younger sisters. His siblings include David Adesanya, Sammy Adesanya, Deborah Adesanya, and Bolu Adesanya.
About Israel Adesanya’s siblings
a. David Adesanya
David Adesanya is the younger brother of Israel Adesanya. According to reports, David Adesanya is the one behind Israel’s YouTube channel ‘Freestylebender’. In an interview with Combat TV in 2022, David Adesanya revealed that he worked for three years as an accountant. Aside from that, he was also formerly part of a rap group called, The Machete Clan. David Adesanya is also a part of Israel’s fight camps. He is in charge of documenting his training footage and all the interviews leading to each event.
b. Sammy Adesanya
Sammy Adesanya is the younger brother of Israel Adesanya. Further information about him is scarce at this time.
c. Deborah Adesanya
Deborah Adesanya is the younger sister of Israel Adesanya. Further information about her is scarce at this time.
d. Bolu Adesanya
Bolu Adesanya is the younger sister of Israel Adesanya. She was born on February 15, 1999, in Lagos, Nigeria. She is 24 years old as of April 2023. According to her Instagram profile, Bolu is a baker by profession and her business name is Baked by Bolu. Further information about her is scarce at this time.
Israel Adesanya’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (April 2023), Israel Adesanya is not married and does not have a wife. The boxing champion has never been married. He is, however, believed to be in a relationship with Australian model and business entrepreneur Shana Evers. The pair are believed to have been together since September 2021.
Israel Adesanya’s past girlfriends/relationships
Although Adesanya likes to keep details of his private life away from the media, reports have it that he has been romantically linked to three women.
- Israel Adesanya was romantically linked to Charlotte Powdrell in 2019.
- Israel Adesanya was romantically linked to Yanet Garcia in 2021.
- Israel Adesanya is believed to be dating Shana Evers in 2023.
About Israel Adesanya’s relationship with Charlotte Powdrell
Charlotte Powdrell is a New Zealand real estate agent and a registered nurse. She was born in 1995 in New Zealand. She is 28 years old as of April 2023.
Israel Adesanya and Charlotte Powdrell’s relationship went public after a video of them in a bathtub surfaced on the internet before his fight with Paulo Costa in 2020 at the Du Forum in Abu Dhabi. It was also reported that Charlotte Powdrell was spotted at Israel’s fight with Robert Whittaker on October 6, 2019, at the Toyota Center in Houston, United States. Other details of their relationship and how long it lasted are scarce at this time.
About Israel Adesanya’s relationship with Yanet Garcia
Yanet Garcia is a Mexican TV host, actress, and certified health coach. She was born on November 15, 1990, in Monterrey, Mexico. She is 32 years old as of April 2023. Reports terming Yanet Garcia as the “world’s sexiest weather girl” have circulated in the media.
Israel Adesanya was allegedly in a relationship with Yanet Garcia in 2021. Reports claim the pair dated for several months and were once very happy together. However, further information about their relationship is scarce at this time. Yanet Garcia has also been linked to other men apart from Adesanya.
About Israel Adesanya’s relationship with Shana Evers
Shana Evers is an Australian model and business entrepreneur. She was born on February 18, 1990, in Australia. She is 33 years old as of April 2023.
Shana Evers is currently reported to be Israel Adesanya’s current girlfriend, however, the exact time they started dating is not known. According to reports, Adesanya and Shana Evers have been together since September 2021. Neither of the lovers has spoken openly about their relationship so it is unknown how long they have been together.
After defeating Alexa Pereira at the UFC 287 in April 2023, Shana Evers took to her Instagram story to post a picture of Israel mimicking Pereira’s pre-fight entrance bow and arrow routine. The photo was accompanied by eagle and sparkle emojis. Further information about their relationship is scarce at this time.
Israel Adesanya’s children
As of the time of publishing this article (April 2023), Israel Adesanya does not have a child yet. The middleweight champion has not revealed any plans of having children yet.