The Ultimate Fighting Championship heads to the land down under for UFC 243 on Saturday, October 5. The pay-per-view event takes place at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia with a title unification bout at the top of the card.
In the main event, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (20-4) returns to action to take on undefeated interim titleholder Israel Adesanya (17-0) to unify the 185-pound crown.
The co-main event features lightweights Al Iaquinta and Dan Hooker.
Ahead of Saturday night’s pay-per-view, the UFC released the UFC 243: Countdown episode which gives an all-access look at the fighters as they go through their fight camps and prepare for the biggest bouts of their lives. From last-minute training to a look at their everyday life, UFC 243: Countdown gives fans a look behind-the-scenes at what it takes to make a world class fighter.
You can check out the full episode of UFC 243: Countdown below along with the full fight card for Saturday’s pay-per-view.
UFC 243 Countdown – Full Episode
A middleweight title unification bout headlines UFC 243. Robert Whittaker defends his belt against interim champion Israel Adesanya. Plus, Al Iaquinta takes on Dan Hooker. See these athletes train and prepare ahead of their bouts.
UFC 243 Countdown: Whittaker vs. Adesanya
A middleweight title unification bout headlines UFC 243 as Robert Whittaker defends his belt against interim champion Israel Adesanya. See these athletes train and prepare ahead of their October 5th bout.
UFC 243 Countdown: Iaquinta vs. Hooker
See Al Iaquinta and Dan Hooker train and prepare ahead of their UFC 243 co-main event.
UFC 243: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Venue: Marvel Stadium
Main Card Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, ESPN2, ESPN+
UFC 243 Fight Card
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10:00 p.m. ET)
- Champ Robert Whittaker vs. Interim champ Israel Adesanya – to unify middleweight title
- Dan Hooker vs. Al Iaquinta
- Sergey Spivak vs. Tai Tuivasa
- Luke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN2, 8:00 p.m. ET)
- Rostem Akman vs. Jake Matthews
- Yorgan De Castro vs. Justin Tafa
- Maki Pitolo vs. Callan Potter
- Megan Anderson vs. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6:15 p.m. ET)
- Jamie Mullarkey vs. Brad Riddell
- Nadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim
- Bruno Silva vs. Khalid Taha