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The Rise of City Kickboxing: Watch Israel Adesanya, Alexander Volkanovski & Dan Hooker Discuss The Gym’s Rise

City Kickboxing is now widely regarded as one of the greatest gyms on the planet, and in a new video, the likes of Alexander Volkanovski and Israel Adesanya discuss why that is.

Just a few years ago, most MMA fans likely hadn’t heard about City Kickboxing in Auckland, New Zealand. But, due to the championship runs of Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski, and the rise of fighters like Dan Hooker, all that’s changed.

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The Rise of City Kickboxing

EMG Access continues to post extremely interesting video content about the Auckland gym and its all-star fighters. In one of the more recent videos, the likes of Adesanya, Volkanovski, Hooker and the gym’s head coach, Eugene Bareman, discuss the team’s rise to world acclaim. It’s definitely worth a watch if you’re a fan or admirer of the team.

Next bouts for the team’s stars?

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it remains to be seen when the UFC will resume holding events. But, as it stands right now, Volkanovski is expected to rematch now former featherweight champ, Max Holloway later this year. The plan is to have Hooker fight Dustin Poirier on May 16th.

Adesanya, meanwhile, is coming off a decision win over Yoel Romero earlier this month. The middleweight champ will likely battle Paulo Costa later in 2019.

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