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All Israel Adesanya’s Match losses

Israel Adesanya has lost only a few matches, even though he is one of the most prominent fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of the time of publishing this post, he has lost 12 fights, of which six were by decision and one by knockout. This article will briefly overview all of Israel Adesanya’s match losses both in professional MMA, kickboxing, and Muay Thai. We will also cover how he lost each fight, one after the other. Let’s get down to business!

Highlights of Israel Adesanya’s Wins and Losses

Fight DateEventOpponentResult TypeFight Arena
March 6, 2021UFC 259Jan BłachowiczUnanimous decisionLas Vegas, Nevada, USA
November 12, 2022UFC 281Alex PereiraTechnical knockout by punchesNew York City, New York, USA
September 10, 2023UFC 293Sean StricklandUnanimous decisionSydney, Australia

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UFC Fights lost by Israel Adesanya

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March 6, 2021 – Against Jan Błachowicz

The first professional fight Israel Adesanya lost in the Ultimate Fighting Championship was against Jan Błachowicz in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He lost the match after winning 20 professional matches, so this particular fight was his 21st. Israel lost by decision (unanimous) in the match titled UFC 259 for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. The fight lasted five rounds and five minutes and was held at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada.

November 12, 2022 – Against Alex Pereira

Israel also lost the UFC Middleweight Championship in the UFC 281, which makes it his second loss in professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights. Alex Pereira defeated him in the fight by technical knockout after fighting for five rounds and two minutes in New York City, New York, USA. He lost the UFC 281 after winning 23 professional fights.

September 10, 2023 – Against Sean Strickland

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The most recent fight that Israel Adesanya lost was against Sean Strickland on September 10, 2023. He lost the UFC 293 fight by unanimous decision after winning 24 professional MMA matches. The fight was held at The Sydney SuperDome, also known as the Qudos Bank Arena, in Sydney, Australia. It lasted five rounds and five minutes, of which he lost the UFC Middleweight Championship.

Israel Adesanya’s achievements in Mixed Martial Arts

  • 2023 – April Knockout of the Month
  • 2023 – Knockout of the Year
  • 2022 – Mixed Martial Arts Most Valuable
  • 2019/2020, 2021 – International Fighter of the Year
  • 2019, 2020 – Most Outstanding Fighter of the Year
  • 2019 – New Zealand Sportsman of the Year
  • 2019 – MMA Match of the Year
  • 2019 – Fighter of the Year
  • 2019 – Male Fighter of the Year
  • 2019 – Fight of the Year
  • 2018 – Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
  • 2018 – Rising Star of the Year
  • 2018 – Breakout Fighter of the Year
  • 2018 – Newcomer of the Year

Israel Adesanya’s Losses in Professional Kickboxing and Muay Thai

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Israel Adesanya lost five professional kickboxing and Muay Thai matches so far. These include:

Fight DateEventOpponentLocationResult Type
February 16, 2014Kunlun Fight 2 – 80kg tournament, Semi FinalsSimon MarcusZhengzhou, ChinaExt. R Split decision
April 12, 2014Glory 15: IstanbulFilip VerlindenIstanbul, TurkeyUnanimous decision
April 2, 2016Glory of Heroes 1Alex PereiraShenzhen, ChinaUnanimous decision
January 20, 2017Glory 37: Los AngelesJason WilnisLos Angeles, California, USUnanimous decision
March 4, 2017Glory of Heroes 7Alex PereiraSao Paulo, BrazilKnockout by left hook

February 16, 2014 – Against Simon Marcus

Israel Adesanya lost his first professional kickboxing and Muay Thai match on February 16, 2014. The fight was against Simon Marcus in the Kunlun Fight 2 Semi Finals in Zhengzhou, China.

April 12, 2014 – Against Filip Verlinden

Israel’s second loss in a professional kickboxing and Muay Thai match was against Filip Verlinden in Istanbul, Turkey. He lost the fight named Glory 15: Istanbul by unanimous decision.

April 2, 2016 – Against Alex Pereira

Apart from Mixed Martial Arts, Alex Pereira has defeated Israel in a professional kickboxing and Muay Thai match named Glory of Heroes 1. The fight was held in Shenzhen, China, on April 2, 2016, of which he lost by unanimous decision.

January 20, 2017 – Against Jason Wilnis

Israel Adesanya also lost the Glory 37: Los Angeles to Jason Wilnis on January 20, 2017. He lost by unanimous decision in LA, California, USA.

March 4, 2017 – Against Alex Pereira

Israel lost the Glory of Heroes 7 match to Alex Pereira on March 4, 2017. The fight was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which he lost by knockout (left hook).

Israel Adesanya’s losses in professional boxing

Fight DateOpponentLocationResult Type
November 22, 2014Daniel AmmannNorth Shore Events Centre, Auckland, New ZealandUnanimous decision

November 22, 2014 – Against Daniel Ammann

Israel has lost only one professional boxing fight to date. Daniel Ammann defeated him by unanimous decision in the Quarter Final of the Super 8 Boxing Tournament II: cruiserweight in Auckland, New Zealand.

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