UFC 243: Whittaker vs Adesanya – Video Preview & Breakdown

Excitement for the Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s return to Australia continues with UFC 243 at Marvel Arena in Melbourne just days away. The pay-per-view event takes place on Saturday, October 5, with the biggest mixed martial arts bout in Oceania history headlining the thrilling night of fights.

In the main event, Australia’s own Robert Whittaker puts his middleweight championship on the line against Nigerian-born Israel Adesanya, who fights out of New Zealand and is the proud owner of the 185-pound interim title fight. The winner will walk away with the unified title and crown of undisputed champion.

In the co-main event of the night, lightweights Al Iaquinta and Dan Hooker go toe-to-toe.

Ahead of the highly-anticipated pay-per-view event, UFC commentators John Gooden and Dan Hardy took the time to provide a tactical analysis of the contest with the tale of the tape and by taking an in-depth look at the highlights and careers of both fighters.

You can check out the full breakdown from UFC 243: Inside the Octagon below.

UFC 243: Inside the Octagon– Full Episode

In this episode John and Dan preview the UFC 243 title unification bout between defending middleweight Champ, Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker, and Interim Champion, Israel “The last style bender” Adesanya.

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


  • Rostem Akman vs. Jake Matthews
  • Yorgan De Castro vs. Justin Tafa
  • Maki Pitolo vs. Callan Potter
  • Megan Anderson vs. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos


  • Jamie Mullarkey vs. Brad Riddell
  • Nadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim
  • Bruno Silva vs. Khalid Taha
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