Who Is Coaching Israel Adesanya and Who Is in Israel Adesanya’s Camp?

Published 06/12/2021, 11:42 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 07: Israel Adesanya waits during his decision win over Yoel Romero to retain the middleweight title at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


Israel Adesanya has been one of the best UFC fighters of this era. The UFC middleweight champion has an incredible UFC record and is counted amongst the very best in the UFC. Adesanya’s success is certainly a result of his hard work, however, also a big part of his success is the coaching team behind him.

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Adesanya is a part of the City Kickboxing team and has been since 2010. Situated in New Zealand, City Kickboxing is one of the best MMA training gym’s in the world. Some of the most popular students and alumnae of the gym include the likes of Adesanya, Alexander Volkanovski, and Dan Hooker.

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The founder of City Kickboxing and Adesanya’s head coach is Eugene Bareman. Apart from Bareman, Doug Viney, Chanel Niumata, Tristram Apikitoa and Mike Angove are an integral part of his team.

What did Israel Adesanya’s team say about his fight with Marvin Vettori

With Adesanya all set to face Marvin Vettori at the UFC 263 event. ‘The Last Stylebender’ has been training intently for the rematch. Taling about the same, was City Kickboxing striking coach Mike Angove. He said, “To be honest, I feel like Izzy’s already in Vettori’s head in a lot of ways.”

“His energy doesn’t change too much and we already know that he’s pretty intense with this fight.”

While Angove is confident in Adesanya’s abilities, he believes Vettori’s lack of experience of big fights will also benefit Adesanya. “In many ways this is Marvin’s first rodeo, like it was Costa’s first rodeo on the big stage. Nothing really changes for us, for you know such a dangerous opponent. The rest is nothing new.”

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Many coaches and trainers of professional fighters have to spend much time away from their loved ones because of training. And many times this sacrifice of the coaching team might get overlooked by the fighter. However, that is certainly not the case with Adesanya.

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Adesanya has always acknowledged whatever his team does for him. He has frequently praised everyone and everything the team does for him and thanked them. Therefore, with such a great team behind him, it won’t come as a surprise if Adesanya if victorious in his fight against Vettori.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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