UFC 243

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UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateOctober 6, 2019 (2019-10-06)
VenueMarvel Stadium
CityMelbourne, Australia
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Waterson

UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is expected to take place on October 6, 2019 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.[1][2]


The event will be the fourth that the promotion has contested in Melbourne and second at the venue, following UFC 193 in November of 2015.[2]

A UFC Middleweight Championship title unification bout between current champion Robert Whittaker and interim champion Israel Adesanya is expected to serve as the event's headliner.

Fight card[edit]

Fight Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Israel Adesanya (ic) [a]
Lightweight Al Iaquinta vs. Dan Hooker
Heavyweight Tai Tuivasa vs. Serghei Spivak
Welterweight Luke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima
Heavyweight Justin Tafa vs. Yorgan De Castro
Welterweight Jake Matthews vs. Rostem Akman
Women's Bantamweight Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
Women's Flyweight Nadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim


Announced bouts[edit]

  • Women's Featherweight bout: Megan Anderson vs. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos[4]
  • Bantamweight bout: Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Gustavo Aparecido Da Silva[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff (2019-07-23). "UFC 243, Robert Whiitaker v Israel Adesanya fight set for Melbourne on October 6". foxsports. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  2. ^ a b Nick Walshaw (2019-07-23). "Record crowd expected for Aussie UFC blockbuster". www.dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  3. ^ "UFC 243". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  4. ^ DNA, MMA. "Jumeau vs. Lima & Anderson vs. Dos Santos nieuwste toevoegingen UFC 243 in Melbourne". Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  5. ^ "ran FIGHTING". ranfighting.de (in German). Retrieved 2019-08-22.