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Latest UFC 243 fight card, rumors, and updates for ‘Whittaker vs Adesanya’ on Oct. 5 in Melbourne

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The UFC middleweight titles will be unified when Robert Whittaker defends his belt against interim straphanger Israel Adesanya in what could prove to be the promotion’s most ticketed event in the history of MMA.

Event: UFC 243: “Whittaker vs. Adesanya”
Date: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019
Location: Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia
Broadcast: ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV), ESPN2, Fight Pass (and ESPN+)

UFC 243 ESPN+ PPV Main Event:

185 lbs.: Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker vs. Interim Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya

UFC 243 ESPN+ PPV Main Card on (10 p.m. ET):

155 lbs.: Dan Hooker vs. Al Iaquinta
265 lbs.: Sergey Spivak vs. Tai Tuivasa
170 lbs.: Luke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima
265 lbs.: Yorgan De Castro vs. Justin Tafa
135 lbs.: Raquel Pennington vs. Holly Holm - CANCELED

UFC 243 ‘Prelims’ Under Card on ESPN2 (8 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Rostem Akman vs. Jake Matthews
170 lbs.: Maki Pitolo vs. Callan Potter
145 lbs.: Megan Anderson vs. Zarah Fairn dos Santos
155 lbs.: Jamie Mullarkey vs. Brad Riddell

UFC 243 ‘Prelims’ Under Card on Fight Pass / ESPN+ (6:30 p.m. ET):

115 lbs.: Nadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim
135 lbs.: Bruno Silva vs. Khalid Taha

*Fight card, bout order and the amount of matches subject to change.

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