Israel Adesanya's coach addresses his success

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 8:19PM

Israel Adesanya's UFC victory could change the sport in New Zealand.

Adesanya became UFC's new interim middleweight champion after a violent unanimous decision win over American Kelvin Gastelum in Atlanta.

A dominant fifth round performance from Adesanya saw him clinch the fight, with each judge scoring the fight 48-46.

For Eugene Bareman, Adesanya's long-time coach, it was an amazing moment to watch. 

He joined D'Arcy and Goran to talk about the victory, what it means for the sport, and how Adesanya has been able to achieve more than they ever thought he would. 

Israel Adesanya hugs coach Eugene Bareman after winning the UFC interim middleweight championship. Photo / Getty Images

Israel Adesanya hugs coach Eugene Bareman after winning the UFC interim middleweight championship. Photo / Getty Images

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