Young Riini Apo heading to MMA Worlds

Riini Apo is taking it easy, helping fellow members of his gym in Rotorua.  

He's one of six NZ MMA fighters chosen to fight in Las Vegas at the end of June, despite being just 22 years old.

An amateur fighter, he found out last week via text message that he'd been chosen to fight overseas.  

Riini Apo has been with this club since 2012 and was encouraged by his older brother to join.

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation World Championship will take place at the end of this month in Las Vegas with Riini Apo expected to fly out on the 27th.