14:40 – Not long to go, NZ fight fans. Jason Knight and Jordan Rinaldi just finished their race, what will be the ultimate fight in the foreword before we get into pay-per-view programming.
Kia is now and we welcome live coverage at Madison Square Garden when New Zealand's Adesanya runs with Derek Brunson at UFC 230.
The main card was led by Dan Cormier, who attempts to defend his heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis.
But for NZ fight fans, it's the "Last Stylebender" lucky thing, while trying to get one more step in the UFC's middle class ranking for victory over the hard-hitting Brunson fight.
The fight is about 3 o'clock. Watch the video above for preview of today's showdown.
Israel Adesanya ($ 1.30) vs. Derek Brunson ($ 3.30)
Chris Weidman ($ 1.55) vs. Ronaldo Souza ($ 2.35)
Dan Cormier ($ 1.18) vs. Derrick Lewis ($ 4.50)
Main Combat Card:
Jason Knight vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Israel Adesanya vs. Derek Brunson
Karl Roberson vs. Jack Marshman
David Branch vs. Jared Canonier
Chris Weidman vs Jacare Souza
Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis
The match before the match
NY State of Mind: Israel Adesanya discusses UFC 230, title dreams and Joe Rogan
The Kiwi MMA phenomenon for Israel's Adesanya was a whimsical experience.
The UFC fighter, the so-called "The Last Stylebender", conquered three consecutive victories in the highest stage of the sport in 2018 and became the instant favorite favorite of a sniper, magnetic and magnetic character.
But Adesanya really realized how high he was flying – in a variety of ways – a different encounter.
"I went to [Joe Rogan’s] green room in the comedy show last year and hanging with it and running through the community, "Adesanya told Newshub.
"I looked for a moment, I thought," Joe Rogan's green room is about smoking, okay. " The whole notorious façade disappears, and I felt like I was there.
As a result of this encounter, the comedic and UFC commentator podcast – Joe Rogan Experience – is one of the world's most popular podcasts, with more than 30 million downloads a month.
This look came back to an earlier chapter of his life, when a wide-eyed Adesanya lived 9 to 5 lives a day, and was trained at night.
"This podcast has saved me from posting in my old job," he said. – He saved me from the monotony of all the ordinary whims.
"In my ear I was just laughing, my boss hated me, but I always found his way – hastily, whatever it was.
"Because I was actually on the podcast and talking to him, he drank some whiskey – it was cool … Something I could just tick you out of the bucket.
Sunday (NZ time), Adesanya's primary opportunity is to move a step closer to another item on the list – the UFC World Championship title.
28-year-old Derek Brunson will be at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York at UFC230 – the third time the historic combat sports centers hosted an MMA event after the promotion was finally revoked in 2016.
"Ever since, the ban has risen, it's great to continue the traditions of fighting sports in NYC," said Adensaya.
"There is boxing demonstration, kickboxing shows there – but in the future the fighting sports are mixed martial arts.
"This is the sharpest test of the fight, this new age is gladiator sport.
Adesanya has called for the UFC since her debut after Rob Wilkinson's first in Perth.
His recent triumph – Brad Tavares' three-round demolition – was reported as the main event from which a group of warriors joined to achieve such a rapid growth. This group includes the transcendent Irish superstar, Conor McGregor.
Adesanya is not the kind to be afraid of the spotlight. In fact, he was captivated by the unbridled confidence that helped to succeed today.
"I feel more comfortable as I owe, and I have to be here," he said. "I feel like one of those guys is not better than me.
"I'm the guy we're all looking at. It's just the drive – it's not greedy, it's just a drive.
"Many people, especially in Kiwi culture, tend to reduce their own results so that other people can feel comfortable.
"I'm not following the trends, doing my own tendencies, I'm the guy who's gonna say what he wants, and I'm going to myself and if I eat on my face and shit, it's cool.
"Any time I've ever been, I always know I'm fine, this is my saving grace.
"I know that whatever it is, it's just temporary. I'm fine, I'll be back, and I'll rule."
Eugene Bareman's senior coach, the Auckland fighter factory, City Kickboxing, saw the biggest increase in Adesanya, one of four UFC-like fighters.
"Israel was set aside and taken as a potential star, so the media's responsibilities were huge," said Bareman.
"They're really meeting them, but they're really fine, but this is a huge distraction for someone who may not be able to handle it, especially during the fighting week.
"If we are dealing with it – light, pressure, the big stage – have already dealt with it, but not in this quality.
"Big Apple" is the biggest defeat for the unbeaten Adesanya (14-0) to showcase the stock, higher than ever before.
The current mid-range landscape is growing significantly for ninth place Kiwi. The former champion of Chris Weidman and Jacare Souza's loss on the same night in New York, with the resignation of Yoel Romero Diego Costa and Luke Rockhold, is at the beginning of the line to challenge NZ-born Australian Robert Whittaker to the belt .
Of course, Adesana needs to discuss the major challenge raised by Brunson (18-6). The 34-year-old American Dynamic Wrestler has exceptional power, who has the ability to draw his enemies into his chaotic style and then shoot them.
Auckland fans saw this first hand when they were on last year's card in the Spark Arena and changed the lights of Australia's Dan Kelly for just a minute.
"It's the biggest failure, but the big challenge is also its greatness," said Adesanya.
"At the moment I can calibrate, I can try the moment, read it at the moment, set what you have to do and then disassemble it.
"It's a random one, but there's a pattern in that randomness, so that's what I can recognize, and that's how these guys are," says Adesanya, pointing toward him at Bareman.
According to Bareman, the key to Brunson 's orthodox puzzle solution is critical component positioning.
"[Adesanya] Brunson first and foremost, "he notes. This gives you the split-second advantage you will need.
"Brunson does not have a concept of position, he only encourages Israel to take one step ahead of the whole fight if he is in a higher position."
Not that Adesanya is overly concerned that her opponent is in the business.
"I just worked for myself, just done it, at the end of the day I could only be the best, I know, and I know I can best beat all these guys at them.
"Probably about 35 percent of the camp outlined its habits and what it will do, but it is about the remaining mixed martial artists."
The couple had a lot of cord with the lead. Adesanya replied to Brunson's assurance that he was "torturing" the latest criminal when he dismissed the "bootleg-chuck Norris technique of the boom-style, drunk wrestling" boom.
In August, after a press conference in Los Angeles, Adesanya filmed Brunson's film in the bar before telling him that he would show the fight "drunk as f ** k and still his ass."
"If you put the silhouette on me and you see its style of fighting and my style, I guarantee that the visual abilities of people are more attractive to me because mine is beautiful.
"It's mixed martial arts, it's artistic.
"You can not compare, even apples and oranges, like the apple and apple f ** king.
"You can do this and become a seed, but not well fertilized.
"I want you to catch the guy's ass.
Adesanya has been demanding a new demoralizing defeat for his foe this weekend, reinforced by the ever-growing ground game.
– There are three [predictions] "KO in the first round, KO in the second round, or I'll catch his neck," he continued, "I see myself catching his neck.
"There is no chance, this is my battle, my fight is lost."
If this is your plan, Whittaker defeats the Kelvin Gastellum, there is no doubt what's next in the menu.
– I get the tape, we're going to Spark Arena.