Israel Adesanya

Israel is UFC Middleweight Champion.
Also known as The Last Stylebender.

UFC 281: Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira | Official Trailer | November 12

18 Sep 2022

UFC 276 Highlights - Israel Adesanya v Jared Cannonier

Stylebender defends his middleweight crown!

Israel Adesanya beats Jared Cannonier at UFC276

Israel Adesanya Goes Jewelry Shopping in Beverly Hills

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel 'The Last Stylebender' Adesanya goes jewelry shopping in Beverly Hills. Israel links with high profile jeweler Ben Baller at his flagship store IF & Co. and buys a few items for himself.

Edited by: Stayhydrated.mp4, Shot by: Jeff Sainlar, Produced by: David Adesanya

UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier - Big Dog In The Yard

At UFC 276 middleweight champion Israel 'The Last Stylebender' Adesanya will face new challenger Jared 'The Killa Gorilla' Cannonier.

This Las Vegas Main card also includes:

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway 3
  • Sean Strickland vs Alex Pereira
  • Lauren Murphy vs MieshaTate
  • Pedro Munhoz vs Sean O'Malley
  • Uriah Hall vs Andre Muniz

Vitamin Sea

Israel with Nana Helen

Israel describes how Nana Helen welcomed Israel and his family into her and Robert's home when they moved to New Zealand. Israel has known Nana Helen for 18 years and describes her as loving and quick witted. Israel says "Cherish your elders and listen when they speak, they have a lot to say."

Israel Adesanya Post-Fight Press Conference | UFC 281

UFC: "Former middleweight champion Israel Adesanya addressed the media at the official UFC 281 post-fight press conference after facing defeat to Alex Pereira in the main event on Saturday."

13 Nov 2022

Mike Tyson Shares His Wisdom with Israel Adesanya | Hotboxin'

Israel Adesanya meets Boxing Legend and former Heavyweight Champion of the World Mike Tyson for the first time during his guest appearance on the Hotboxin' podcast.

Edited by: Stayhydrated.mp4, Shot by: Jeff Sainlar, Produced By: David Adesanya

UFC 273 Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie

This is a Stylebender Breakdown of the upcoming UFC 273 fight headlined with Alex Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie. The card also features the anticipated Bantamweight Championship rematch Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan, and also Khamzat Chimaev's vs Gilbert Burns.

Izzy talks with BBC in London

While in London, Israel spoke with the BBC about fame and boycotting New Zealand. 

Israel described that “Winning is like coffee - you feel stimulated then you crash”.

During the Covid pandemic, New Zealand have given preferential treatment to some sports such as rugby and netball, and applied different rules for professional MMA athletes.

NZ Police threatened Dan Hooker (Israel’s team mate) with arrest for training. Israel says he’ll never fight in New Zealand again.

For the full article click here.

Izzy, Vik White & Kevin Davis Jr

@itsslavik @konkrete_

Fight Highlights from Adesanya and Rob Whittaker II at UFC 271

Almost 10 minutes of highlights by BT Sport from the fight which left Israel victorious with a unanimous decision after five rounds.


Israel writes "You can copy the recipe, but the sauce ain’t the same 🥫". Click right to see all pictures.

Robert Whittaker Is In For A ‘Rude Awakening’ At UFC 271

"Act like you’ve been here before"

Israel and team besides jet in USA.

Uphill in the Heat

The Stylebender has gruelling running training, up and down a hill on a sunny Auckland day.

UFC 271 Fight Camp | Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya Ep.2

See Israel train for his upcoming fight with Robert Whittaker. This is his second fight with Whittaker, previously The Stylebender won with a second round TKO. On 12th February 2022, UFC 271 will take place in Houston, Texas, USA.

Let them Keep on Calling

Israel describes while growing up in New Zealand people called him "Akon" as an insult. This puzzled him as "Akon is a rich successful black man" Izzy said, but later learnt "it’s cuz he’s reeeeaaally darker skinned…".

Israel writes: “When you hear them calling out Akon, Let them keep on calling! 🎶” - Akon

Izzy is in this clip with @diddy.jr

Izzy with training partner Dan "The Hangman" Hooker

Izzy trains with Dan "The Hangman" Hooker at City Kickboxing. Scroll right for Dan's victory speech which includes Dan saying “Don’t hunt what you can’t kill baby!”.

A Compilation of Stylebender KOs and Moves

A compilation of some of Israel's finest work that show why he's UFC Middleweight Champion. The video clip contains lots of knockouts, and plenty of unique Stylebender moves.

UFC 263

The Stylebender with belt, ready for Mavin Vettori.

Israel Adesanya Reacts To CRAZY UFC 261

The Stylebender watches UFC 261 and talks about his upcoming rematch with Martin Vettori.

UFC 263 Press Conference with Marvin Vettori

Things are heated, Marvin gets a little riled.

Hours Spent Visualising

The Stylebender describes his visualisation methods which have included spending hours in an enclosed space. Israel says "...never lose that childlike spark.." and recommends "Keep it playful".

How Israel Adesanya Knocks People Out

Dan Hardy's Breakdown Show describes how Israel Adesanya knocks people out. Dan covers Stylebender's finishes against Derek Brunson, Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa.

Three African World Champions

The UFC has over 600 active fighters of which less than 30 are African fighters.

African Champions Francis, Israel and Kamaru have made their mark on the UFC division.

3 African World Champions:

  • Francis Ngannouj - Heavyweight Chamption
  • Israel Adesanya - Middleweight Champion
  • Kamaru Usman - Welterweight Champion

Israel's McLaren 720s Spider

The Stylebender bought the McLaren Spider after beating Robert Whittaker at UFC 243.

New McLaren for Stylebender

Israel jokes that with his new car he's "Overcompensating".

New Car After Title Win

Israel describes orignally wanting a Lamborghini Aventador but now drives the McLaren. He found the Lambo too small, and describes the McLaren as being " a jet or spaceship".

Israel Adesanya Knocks Paulo Costa Out After Dominating Him

After showing Paulo Costa who's boss with a perfect display of striking, Israel proved his dominance at UFC 253. The UFC middleweight champ wasted no time and got the job complete within two rounds. 

Israel Breakdances After Paulo Costa KO

After winning in style, The Stylebender goes on to breakdance next to Paolo Costa. He then goes on to celebrate in the dressing room with The City Kickboxing team.

BT Sport | UFC Full-Fight Replay

This is an incredible five-round firefight of Israel Adesanya v Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236. This is one of the most entertaining middleweight bouts in history. The Stylebender won to become interim middleweight champion.

Rogan and Schaub Recap Stylebender vs Gastelum Joe Rogan | Stylebender is the Next Superstar!

OnN JRE MMA Show #62, Joe Rogan and Brendan Schaub review The Stylebender's win over Kevin Gastelum at UFC 236.

Israel & Anderson Silva Clip

Israel made these moves while fighting Anderson Silva, one of the Greatest Of All Time.

@espn Israel Adesanya really did this in the middle of the fight against Anderson Silva 😂 #ufc #mma ♬ HIGHEST IN THE ROOM - favsoundds

Joe Rogan | Stylebender is the Next Superstar!

Joe Rogan and Brendan Schaub discuss Israel is the next superstar. This clip is from the JRE MMA Show #84.

The Rise of Adesanya - BT Sport's Open Mat

Dan Hardy, Adam Caterall and Nick Peet review Israel Adesanya's rise from undefeated prospect to undisputed UFC middleweight champion. 

The Open Mat team track Adesanya's journey from his formative years in Nigeria to adulthood in New Zealand.

Israel didn't need a break during Muay Thai fight

Israel Adesanya stared down his opponent during the break at this Muay Thai event.

ESPN clip via Knees Of Fury

@espn Israel Adesanya stared down his opponent during the break 😳 (via Knees Of Fury) #mma #muaythai ♬ gangstas paradise - favsoundds