Fight Club podcast: Kiwi UFC243 takeover hits full throttle

  • 04/09/2019
 Fight Club podcast: Kiwi UFC243 takeover hits full throttle
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Kai Kara France's impressive UFC Shenzhen win has the Kiwi flyweight eyeing a spot on the UFC 243 card in Melbourne next month.

What's shaping as the biggest fight night in UFC history is headlined by New Zealanders and features several young Kiwi prospects on the undercard. 

The main event sees UFC middleweight champion, New Zealand born Robert Whittaker defend his title against Auckland's own Israel Adesanya.

"The Last Stylebender" is on the precipice of global superstardom - a win on October 6 will ensure that happens. 

His City Kickboxing teammate Dan 'Hangman' Hooker features in the co-main event when he takes on well-rounded lightweight contender Al Iaquinta.

Hooker looking for his sixth win in his last seven fights as he surges towards a UFC title shot. 

But that's not it. Brad 'Quake' Riddell will make his UFC debut in Melbourne while Hamilton's own Luke Jumeau returns to the Octagon against Dhiego Lima. 

Sky Sport combat sports analyst and former world kickboxing champion "Lightning" Mike Angove is the guest co-host on Fight Club this week.

Angove trains with several New Zealand's most talented fighters and he believes this is just the beginning.

Mike also looks at Joseph parker's upcoming heavyweight fight against Dereck Chisora and he previews this weekend's exciting King in the Ring tournament in Palmerston North.

Fight Club is a podcast hosted by fight fans for fight fans.

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Hosted by sports journalists Brad Lewis and Stephen Foote.

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Previous episodes of Fight Club

#1 The Last Stylebender Israel Adesanya

#2 'Cingano' Junior dos Santos

#3 Kai Kara France

#4 'Super Samoan' Mark Hunt

#5 Brian 'T City' Ortega

#6 Dan 'The Hangman' Hooker

#7 Nyrene "Neutron Bomb" Crowley

#8 MMA Junkie's John Morgan

#9 Adam 'Brooksy' Brooks

#10 What's next for Jon Jones?

#11 The Royal Rumble preview

#12 Israel Adesanya, Kai Kara-France and Shane Young

#13 Royal Rumble fallout with Harry Kettle

#14 UFC 234 fallout

#15 Fight With My Family with superstar Paige

#16 UFC235: Can Jon Jones dominate?

#17 Road to WrestleMania with WWE's Bayley 

#18 'His Yard': WWE's Roman Reigns

#19 Wonderboy Stephen Thompson

#20 One Championship: A new era

#21 Israel Adesanya's date with destiny 

#22 'The Man' Becky Lynch

#23 Junior Fa: Inspired by greatness

#24 Burn it Down: WWE's Seth Rollins 

#25 'Bobby Knuckles' Robert Whittaker 

#26 Junior Fa: A heavyweight growing confidence 

#27 Deontay Wilder's violent statement

#28 WWE's Buddy Murphy and UFC's Tai Tuivasa 

#29 Tony Ferguson and Dan Hooker 

#30 UFC 238: The Fallout 

#31 Fury Reigns: Is the Gypsy King heavyweight boxing's new ruler?

#32 NZ MMA's Godfather: Steve Oliver

#33 Joseph Parker's redemption begins 

#34 UFC 239 Preview

#35 Travis Banks: From Bulls to the WWE 

#36 'The Hangman' is back!

#37 City Kickboxing's Eugene Bareman 

#38 WWE's Goddess: Alexa Bliss

#39 Adesanya's countdown to destiny 

#40 Is this the end for Daniel Cormier?

#41 Kai Kara-France: Chasing Gold