28 Sep 2020

Israel Adesanya lives up to world champ status

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 28 September 2020

New Zealand mixed martial artist Israel Adesanya lived up to his world champion status yesterday.

The reigning Halberg Sportsman of the Year convincingly defeated his latest challenger - sweeping aside undefeated Brazilian Paulo Costa at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi.

Adesanya retained his unbeaten record and is hotly tipped to be biggest a superstar in one of the world's fastest growing sports.

Clay Wilson has more.