13 Feb 2020

UFC team nominated for Halberg Awards

From First Up, 5:26 am on 13 February 2020

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Tonight, the New Zealand sporting community celebrates its champions at the annual Halberg Awards. Alongside the usual line up of rugby, cricket, netball and rowing stars are UFC sensation Israel Adesanya and his coach Eugene Bareman, nominated for Sportsman of the Year and Coach of the Year respectively. Producer Jeremy Parkinson spoke with combat sports commentator Mike Angove, who has been trying to raise awareness of the achievements of both Adesanya and Bareman in the lead up to tonight's Halbergs.