11 Feb 2019

NZ's new UFC Superstar

From Afternoons, 2:18 pm on 11 February 2019

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC, isn't everyone's cup of tea ... but it's given rise to New Zealand's newest sporting supernova.

Yesterday the Nigeria-born MMA fighter Israel Adesanya beat the man known as the Michael Jordan of mixed martial arts, Anderson Silva, via unanimous decision at UFC234 in Melbourne.

He's the highest-profile of three Kiwi fighters who fought last night - all of whom won.

We talk to Don Rowe, a staff writer for the Spinoff, who was at the bout yesterday

Israel Adesanya in black shorts in action during UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena Melbourne Australia. Sunday 10th February 2019. Copyright Photo. Brendon Ratnayake / www.photosport.nz

Photo: Photosport Ltd 2019