25 Sep 2020

Rise of NZ MMA reaches new high at UFC 253

From Checkpoint, 6:22 pm on 25 September 2020

The continued rise of New Zealand MMA reaches a new high point on Sunday.

Four fighters from Auckland's City kickboxing gym will compete at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi, headlined by world champion Israel Adesanya defending his title.

The reigning New Zealand Sportsman of the Year will be challenged by another undefeated fighter - Brazil's Paulo Costa.

But, as Clay Wilson reports, Adesanya heads into the battle with plenty of back-up.