UFC 287 goes down on Saturday night as Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya 2 takes center stage. Here at SportsLens, we have decided to take an in-depth look at the career of the former long-reigning UFC Middleweight Champion, Israel Adesanya. This includes his net worth, career earnings and endorsements.
Israel Adesanya Net Worth Estimated At Over $6 Million
Israel Adesanya embarks on another UFC main event this weekend as he bids to become a two-time UFC Middleweight Champion. Adesanya lost his belt last time out to Alex Pereira, but has a chance to avenge that loss in their highly anticipated rematch at UFC 287 this Saturday night.
The fight goes down at the Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, Florida on Saturday night. Pereira vs Adesanya 2 is the main event, with several other stellar fights on the main card and prelims respectively.
Going into this main event bout at UFC 287, Israel Adesanya is priced as the -138 betting favorite to win the fight outright with the best offshore gambling sites. Despite losing last time against Pereira at UFC 281 by knockout in the fifth and final round, the sportsbooks are favoring ‘The Last Stylebender’ to become UFC Middleweight Champion for the second time this weekend.
Going into another compelling UFC pay-per-view card, here at SportsLens we have decided to take an in-depth look at Israel Adesanya’s net worth, career earnings and sponsorship deals. Israel Adesanya’s net worth is estimated to be in the region of $6 million dollars.
The 33-year-old is worth an absolute fortune and is one of the biggest names in the sport of MMA. The New Zealand/Nigeria MMA sensation has won 23 professional fights, including six UFC title fights. Not only that, but he is one of the biggest commercial draws and most recognisable names in the entire UFC.
Essentially Sports now estimates his net worth to be at least $6 million, based on his lifetime earnings. Adesanya has had an outstanding career so far, and looks to win back his UFC middleweight crown on Saturday night to become a two-time UFC champion.
Since winning the UFC Middleweight Title back in October 2019, ‘Izzy’ has earned millions of dollars. More about Adesanya’s career earnings later in this article.
Adesanya’s net worth has also been heavily enhanced through ventures outside of the octagon too. His other main earners outside of MMA come through his various endorsements. Again, more on that later.
The career of Israel Adesanya has been an incredibly successful one thusfar, and a win at UFC 287 this weekend would take his name to a whole new level. Not only that, but he could cement himself as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time by becoming a two-time UFC champion.
Israel Adesanya net worth figure according to essentiallysports.com
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Israel Adesanya Career Earnings
Ever since Israel Adesanya signed for the UFC, he has gradually earned more money as his career has progressed. For his first fight against Rob Wilkinson, ‘The Last Stylebender’ was paid around $153,500. This is more than most UFC athletes making their debut, but UFC President Dana White clearly knew he had a special talent on his hands.
Compare Adesanya’s UFC debut purse to his last fight. For his UFC Middleweight Title clash with Alex Pereira at UFC 281, ‘Izzy’ reportedly pocketed $2,642,000. This emphasizes just how big of a star Adesanya is and how much of a draw he is to fans all around the world.
Just inside the octagon and in his career in the UFC, Israel Adesanya has earned $10,749,500 according to mmasalaries.com. This puts Adesanya right up there as one of the highest paid UFC fighters ever. Of course, this is nowhere near the likes of what Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov or Jon Jones have earned in their career, but it’s still a lot of money!
As previously mentioned, Adesanya’s biggest purse did indeed come in his first fight against Pereira last November. The fighting pride of Nigeria/New Zealand was paid $2,642,000 for the fight in total. HIs base salary for the bout was around $2m, with over half-a-million dollars in add ons, despite losing the fight.
Before that fight with ‘Poatan’, Adesanya’ biggest purse was when he stepped up to 205-pounds to challenge Jan Blachowicz for the UFC Light-Heavyweight Title. Adesanya was daring to be great and was rewarded in terms of purse for his efforts, despite falling just short. ‘Izzy’ was paid around $1,740,000 for that fight alone.
Several other high caliber fights of Adesanya’ have earned him a fortune too in recent years. Given that he was the champion in all of these fights, it comes as absolutely no surprise to discover that ‘The Last Stylebender’ was raking in some huge purses.
For example, Adesanya earned roughly $1.5 million for his fight last year against Jared Cannonier. Before that in his rematch with Robert Whittaker, the 33-year-old was paid in excess of $1.5 million. His fight with Martin Vettori before that also earned Adesanya around $1.1m.
Adesanya also earned over $1.5 million for his fight against Paulo Costa at UFC 253 and $1m+ for his world title winning night when he beat Robert Whittaker for the first time back in October 2019.
More about Israel Adesanya’s outside of the octagon earnings next.
All career earnings info provided by mmasalaries.com
Israel Adesanya Endorsement & Sponsorship Deals
Another reason that Israel Adesanya has a net worth of $6 million and has earned upward of $10 million in his career is due to the fact he has various sponsors.
Given his rise to fame and immense success in the cage, Israel Adesanya is endorsed by several huge global companies. The former UFC Middleweight Champion became the first ever MMA fighter to land a sponsorship deal with sportswear brand Puma. ‘Izzy’ signed a deal with the sporting giant back in September 2020, a partnership that is still going today.
Besides his main sponsors Puma, ‘The Last Stylebender’ also has an endorsement deal with fight gear supplier Engage. Not only that, but Adesanya also partnered with the extremely popular Call of Duty in November 2020. As a self confessed avid gamer, this endorsement deal was huge for the career of ‘Izzy’.
“Whoever said the sky is the limit, doesn’t know about the universe!”
Hyped and honored to partner up with a BEAST in the game @puma ✨🐾 pic.twitter.com/1RMFyzX21C
— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) September 17, 2020
As previously mentioned, Puma are Israel Adesanya’s main sponsor. It is unknown exactly how much this endorsement deal is worth, but it is said to be ‘big money’. The endorsement deal puts Adesanya as the second highest paid UFC athlete behind Conor McGregor (source: thesportsrush.com).
All of these sponsors, along with his earnings outside of the octagon are all huge factors in the growth of Israel Adesanya’s net worth.
As of today for this UFC 287 main event, Israel Adesanya is the -138 betting favorite to avenge his loss and become a two-time UFC champion with the best sports betting apps. The UFC Middleweight Champion, Alex Pereira goes into this rematch as the slight +110 underdog with the best offshore sportsbooks to make it back-to-back wins over Adesanya and four in their careers.
What a fight we have on our hands this weekend in the main event at UFC 287. Finger’s crossed the content lives up to the pre-fight hype!
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