11 Jun 2021

Israel Adesanya's training good for UFC fight this weekend

From First Up, 5:33 am on 11 June 2021

New Zealand mixed martial arts world champ Israel Adesanya is back in action this weekend. Adesanya will defend his middleweight title against Italian Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 in Arizona on Sunday. The fight is a re-match, with the Nigerian-born Kiwi beating Vettori by split decision when they fought at the same venue in 2018. It also comes after Adesanya unsuccessfully shifted up a weight division in an attempt to claim two UFC belts in March. Speaking from Arizona, head coach Eugene Bareman told Clay Wilson the first loss of Adesanya's MMA career had made for a very good training camp.