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UFC's next PPV venture takes it to the other side of the world when middleweight champion Robert Whittaker puts his belt on the line against interim champ Israel Adesanya. Whittaker has been out of action since June 2018 with injuries, forcing him to withdraw from a scheduled defense against Kelvin Gastelum in February the day of the event.

Adesanya took on Gastelum in his place in April, scoring a decision win in one of the best fights of 2019. The all-Oceanic showdown will be held at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne and could break UFC attendance records in the process.

In the co-main event, Adesanya's teammate and training partner, Dan Hooker, will look to maintain his momentum in the lightweight division when he takes on Al Iaquinta. Hooker bounced back from a TKO loss to Edson Barboza with his own finish of James Vick in April. Iaquinta is coming off a decision loss to Donald Cerrone in May.

Below is a running list of fights scheduled to take place at UFC 243 on Oct. 5. This page will be updated with any new fights or adjustments made to the card.

UFC 243 viewing info

Date: Saturday, Oct. 5 | Location: Marvel Stadium -- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Stream: ESPN+ | Price: $59.99

UFC 243 fight card

Fight Weightclass

Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Israel Adesanya

Middleweight title

Al Iaquinta vs. Dan Hooker

Lightweight

Tai Tuivasa vs. Serghei Spivac

Heavyweight

Luke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima

Welterweight

Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington 

Women's bantamweight

Nadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim

Women's flyweight

Justin Tafa vs. Yorgan De Castro

Heavyweight

Jake Matthews vs. Rostam Akman

Welterweight

Callan Potter vs. Maki Pitolo

Welterweight


Published at Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:27:09 +0000