Dylan Andrews is considered one of the most promising rising stars and will join countrymen Mark Hunt and James Te Huna on UFC's Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, creating one of the biggest nights in MMA history for NZ.
Te Kāea caught up with the fighter and his family in the comfort of their home, and saw first-hand what he does in his spare time outside the gym.
He's the father of two children, a husband, and a role model to the many Māori who want to become a UFC fighter one day.
Andrews was raised in Wellington but now lives on the Gold Coast and has never forgotten his heritage and his roots.
Andrews goes into this fight on a high, coming off a win against Papy Abedi, but is aware Clint Lester is a stronger opponent.