15 Apr 2019

Israel Adesanya wins UFC interim middleweight title

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:24 pm on 15 April 2019

Over the weekend Kiwi-Nigerian mixed martial artist Israel Adesanya defeated the American Kevin Gastelum to win the UFC's interim middleweight belt.

RNZ Sport journalist Ravinder Hunia, who's followed Adesanya's career for some time, is here to explain why it's such a big deal, and what's next for New Zealand combat sport's biggest superstar.

Israel Adesanya reacts after winning the UFC interim MW title belt a bout against Kelvin Gastelum.

Israel Adesanya reacts after winning the UFC interim MW title belt a bout against Kelvin Gastelum. Photo: John David Mercer