Where did Adesanya grow up?

Adesanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria, the eldest of five children. His father, Oluwafemi, is an accountant and his mother, Taiwo, is a nurse. Adesanya attended Chrisland School, Opebi, and enrolled in its Taekwondo after-school club until he was removed by his mother due to an injury.

Is Adesanya a Muay Thai?

Adesanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and moved to New Zealand with his family in 2001. After taking up Muay Thai in Whanganui under Derek Broughton, Adesanya moved to Auckland where he began a professional kickboxing career under Eugene Bareman at City Kickboxing.

Is Adesanya a Nigerian?

Israel Adesanya (born 1989), Nigerian-born New Zealand mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and boxer.

What religion is Muay Thai?

As with all Wai Khru, the movements are rooted in Buddhist tradition. Throughout history, Muay Thai was originally performed during ceremonies, festivals, and important occasions. Fighters would pay respect to their teachers and their Buddhist beliefs.

Is MMA and Muay Thai the same?

MMA combines techniques from various striking and grappling arts like boxing, wrestling, and BJJ. Muay Thai focuses only on using all limbs as weapons to fight in the standup. The emphasis is on hard kicks, basic boxing, and fighting at close range using elbows and knees.

Who has best Muay Thai in UFC?

Jose Aldo. In his prime, Jose Aldo dominated the featherweight division in the UFC and was undefeated for a decade. Valentina Shevchenko. Anderson “The Spider” Silva. Donald Cerrone. Jon “Bones” Jones.