Overtime: Israel Adesanya prepares for UFC Fight Island

Mixed martial arts has undoubtedly been a growing sport in New Zealand in recent years, but this increase reaches a new high this weekend.

No fewer than four fighters from Auckland’s City Kickboxing gymnasium will compete at UFC 253, with the title of middleweight world champion Israel Adesanya defending his belt against famed Brazilian Paulo Costa.

Join Clay Wilson in RNZ overtime as we hear from Israel Adesanya and another member of City Kickboxing’s UFC stable, Dan Hooker – and we’re joined by up and coming CKB fighter Genah Fabian, Marvin France from Stuff and RNZ Sport’s Joe Facchino.

And we hear from White Ferns cricketer Amy Satterthwaite about touring with a kid on board and Commonwealth Games mountain biker Sam Gaze talks about her battle against depression as she gets back on her bike for international competitions.

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