Look back as Jamie Wall brings you live updates from UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi, with Israel Adesanya defending his middleweight title against Paulo Costa.
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The continued rise of New Zealand MMA reaches a new high point on Sunday. Audio
Mixed martials arts has undoubtedly been on the up and up as a sport in New Zealand in recent years, but that rise reaches a new high point this weekend. Audio
Turning youthful aggression into a constructive career is behind a mentorship programme set up by one of the biggest names in New Zealand's thriving mixed martial arts scene. Video
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya maintains being black was only a problem when he moved to New Zealand. Video
UFC star and New Zealand's Sportsman of the year Israel Adesanya says Auckland's Covid lockdown has been a blessing in preparing for his middleweight title defence.
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