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13 MMA fighters from New Zealand you should follow on Instagram in 2020

New Zealand is home to several world-class mixed martial artists. Some of them have retired already while some are expected to compete in 2020 in top MMA promotions, such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship and ONE Championship.

Despite strict training and fight schedules, some of these active fighters still find the time to engage with their supporters on social media. Here is a list of 13 Kiwi MMA fighters you should follow on Instagram in 2020:

#13 | Mark Abelardo

  • fight name: Tyson
  • birth date: October 18, 1991
  • birthplace: New Zealand
  • current promotion: ONE Championship
  • professional MMA record before January 1, 2020: 19 wins, 6 losses

 

#12 | Matt Vaile

  • fight name: The Viper
  • birth date: May 25, 1991
  • birthplace: New Zealand
  • current promotion: Pancrase
  • professional MMA record before January 1, 2020: 10 wins, 2 losses

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😁🥰👶 @tash_poole #babyviper #maverick

A post shared by Matt "the viper" Vaile (@mattvipervaile) on

 

#11 | Brogan Anderson

  • fight name: The Arm Collector
  • birth date: February 14, 1989
  • birthplace: New Zealand
  • current promotion: Shuriken Fight Series
  • professional MMA record before January 1, 2020: 13 wins, 3 losses

 

#10 | Luke Jumeau

  • fight name: The Jedi
  • birth date: February 12, 1988
  • birthplace: New Zealand
  • current promotion: UFC
  • professional MMA record before January 1, 2020: 13 wins, 5 losses

 

#9 | Michelle Montague 

  • fight name: The Wild One
  • birth date: November 25, 1993
  • birthplace: New Zealand
  • current promotion: International Mixed Martial Arts Federation
  • professional MMA record before January 1, 2020: 4 wins, 0 loss

 

#8 | John Vake

  • fight name: N/A
  • birth date: June 15, 1991
  • birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
  • current promotion: Wollongong Wars
  • professional MMA record before January 1, 2020: 11 wins, 6 losses

 

#7 | Shane Young

  • fight name: Sugar
  • birth date: July 31, 1993
  • birthplace: Napier, New Zealand
  • current promotion: UFC
  • professional MMA record before January 1, 2020: 13 wins, 4 losses

 

#6 | Genah Fabian

  • fight name: Fabioso
  • birth date: September 5, 1989
  • birthplace: Auckland,New Zealand
  • current promotion: Professional Fighters League
  • professional MMA record before January 1, 2020: 2 wins, 1 loss

 

#5 | Brad Riddell

  • fight name: Quake
  • birth date: September 30, 1991
  • birthplace: New Zealand
  • current promotion: UFC
  • professional MMA record before January 1, 2020:

 

#4 | Kai Kara-France

  • fight name: Don’t Blink
  • birth date: March 26, 1993
  • birthplace: New Zealand
  • current promotion: UFC
  • professional MMA record before January 1, 2020: 20 wins, 8 losses, 0 draw, 1 No Contest

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There goes the neighbourhood! 💦

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#3 | Dan Hooker

  • fight name: The Hangman
  • birth date: February 13, 1990
  • birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
  • current promotion: UFC
  • professional MMA record before January 1, 2020: 19 wins, 8 losses

 

#2 | Mark Hunt

  • fight name: Super Samoan
  • birth date: March 23, 1974
  • birthplace: South Auckland, New Zealand
  • current promotion: UFC
  • professional MMA record before January 1, 2020:

 

#1 | Israel Adesanya

  • fight name: The Last Stylebender
  • birth date: July 22, 1989
  • birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
  • current promotion: UFC
  • professional MMA record before January 1, 2020: 18 wins, 0 loss

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