Israel Adesanya

Israel is UFC Middleweight Champion, and also known as The Last Stylebender.
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The Stylebender is Moving to USA

Izzy has been training out of City Kickboxing in Auckland, New Zealand. Due to Covid, new rules have been implemented which make travel to New Zealand extremely difficult or impossible.


Some fighters from City Kickboxing have gone to fight overseas knowing that they may not be able to return to NZ, and also not knowing how long they'll be prevented for returning.


The new law is strict and it's been making the decisions for fighters to fight overseas very difficult. In this post Stylebender announces he is moving to the USA.


Scroll right and there's additional video footage from team mate Dan Hooker describing the challenging situation.

A Day In The Life of Israel Adesanya

A video showing a day in the life of The Last Stylebender. Israel spends his day jet skiing in the Hauraki Gulf in Auckland, New Zealand.

Visualising and Feeling Experiences in Advance

In this post Israel describes how even before his UFC debut he'd spend hours visualising and imaging the feelings of the experience. This would include "the check ins, media scrums, weigh ins, being in the tunnel, walkout, fight, post win interview…etc.". Izzy describes that “Imaginaaaaation” is key to manifesting. He also describes the imoprtance of childlike play and suggests to "Keep it playful".

Anime Voiceover

Israel often talks of his love for anime and cartoons. He's referenced shows in the octagon, including while fighting Anderson Silva.


The Stylebender can be seen here recording a voiceover for a character in a popular anime.

Israel Adesanya's Best Quotes in the Octagon

Israel always brings the style to his fights and his interviews. BT Sport have compiled some of his best moments on the mic (24th Sept 2020).

Multi-year Deal with Puma

The Stylebender is the first ever MMA fighter to be sponsored by Puma. He is been a Puma Ambassador since 2020. 

Adesanya: We Slay Monsters

Watch three and a half minutes of awesome Stylebender clips - this movie was made as a UFC 259 Promo by BT Sport. 

“When they win, we win. When I win, you win!”

Izzy shows his enthusiasm and support for City Kickboxing team mate Dan Hooker, who'd just won at UFC 266.


Dan defeated Nasrat Haqparast via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26).

Incredible Dance Moves for UFC243 Walkout

The Stylebender demonstrates that dance culture is his culture with this legendary walk out at UFC 243. 


Israel went on to knock out Robert Whittaker in round two.

Stylebender and Alex Volkanovski

Izzy is UFC Middleweight Champion, and he's pictured here with Alex Volkanovski the UFC Featherweight Champion.


Alex trains with Izzy at City Kickboxing under Eugene Bareman. Alex is based at Freestyle Fighting Gym in Wollongong, Australia but travels to City Kickboxing in Auckland, New Zealand.

What It’s Like When Israel Adesanya Visits Nigeria

Israel talks to Joe Rogan about visiting Nigeria, Israel's place of birth. The video was recorded on the JRE MMA Show #82.

Engage Knights MMA Gloves

Israel has had a long working relationship with Engage. Israel provides a testimonial on his Knights MMA gloves in this 2018 video.

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