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UFC 243 results, recap, and link wrap up: ‘Stylebender’ stops Whittaker, ‘Hangman’ outlasts Iaquinta

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) crowned a new undisputed middleweight champion last Sat. night (Oct. 5, 2016) in the UFC 243 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on ESPN+, which took place inside Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Israel Adesnaya is now king of the middleweights, thanks to his second-round knockout of Robert Whittaker.

Also featured “Down Under” was hometown lightweight contender Dan Hooker putting a three-round whooping on American interloper, Al Iaquinta. In addition, Tai Tuivasa tumbled further down the heavyweight ladder after getting pummeled by fellow up-and-coming bruiser, Sergey Spivak.

With so much to talk about in the aftermath of each fight, it’s understandable if you missed some of the top headlines from UFC 243. But no worries, we have them listed below in a convenient link wrap-up that covers most, if not all of the major talking points. Plus, we’ve also got some of the key highlights from all the lights-out finishes. If you just want the quick text updates, head over to our live results and play-by-play thread here.

UFC 243 Highlights:

Israel Adesanya stops Robert Whittaker
Sergey Spivak sleeps Tai Tuivasa
Yorgan De Castro knocks out Justin Tafa
Megan Anderson submits Zarah Fairn dos Santos
Khalid Taha chokes out Bruno Silva

UFC 243 Post-Fight:

Post-fight press conference video
Bonuses and awards
Paulo Costa reacts to main event
Reebok forced to double dip
Robert Whittaker wants “Stylebender” rematch
Biggest winners, losers
Israel Adesanya hates casual MMA fans

UFC 243: The Morning After

Complete UFC 243 event wrap-up
Is Jon Jones next for Israel Adesanya?
Dan Hooker (unsuccessfully) calls out Dustin Poirier
Another win for “Mystic Mac”
Is this the worst case scenario for Robert Whittaker?
Next matches to make

Other Notable Stories From Last Weekend:

Cain Velasquez made his WWE debut
Joanna Jedrzejczyk shuts down Colby Covington
Gennady Golovkin outboxed Sergiy Derevyanchenko
Bellator 229 went down in Temecula
Huge boxing brawl ends in stretcher job

That should just about cover it.

UFC will come storming back this Sat. night (Oct. 12, 2019) for UFC Fight Night 161: “Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson,” which takes place inside Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, live on ESPN+ (more on that fight card here).

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