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UFC 293

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its highly anticipated return to Qudos Arena in Sydney, Australia, on Sat., Sept. 9, 2023, after a nearly five-year hiatus. In the ESPN+-streamed pay-per-view (PPV) main event, Middleweight roost-ruler, Israel Adesanya, plans to silence loudmouth No. 5-seeded contender, Sean Strickland, so he can get his hands on South African rival, Dricus Du Plessis, next. In UFC 293’s co-main event, Heavyweight smashing machines Tai Tuivasa and Alexander Volkov will go to war for a spot in the 265-pound title chase. We'll stockpile all the real-time UFC 293 updates, odds, start time, tickets, weigh ins, predictions, previews, video highlights, press conferences, winners, losers and much more from "Down Under" right here before, during and well after the ESPN+-streamed live PPV show concludes.

DUI = Publicity Stunt?

Henry Cejudo isn’t sold on the purity of Israel Adesanya’s recent legal issue.

Adesanya’s Strickland Loss ‘Wasn’t That Bad’

Israel Adesanya isn’t broken up about his recent title defeat.

Where Izzy?

UFC President Dana White has not spoken to former middleweight champion Israel Adesanya after "The Last Stylebender" was beaten by Sean Strickland at UFC 293.

Illegal? MMA Ref Claims Adesanya’s Fingernails Too Long At UFC 293

Were Israel Adesanya’s fingernails too long for his fight against Sean Strickland at UFC 293?

What!? ESPN Ranks Adesanya No. 1 Despite UFC 293 Loss

Do you agree with these ESPN MMA rankings for UFC’s middleweight division?

The ‘Worst’ And The ‘Easiest’

Israel Adesanya rematch "worst option" for UFC champ Sean Strickland, according to Dricus Du Plessis, but Jared Cannonier "the easiest," says Michael Bisping.

Holland: Della Maddalena Wasn’t Worth The Australian Taxes

If UFC really wanted Jack Della Maddalena to fight in Australia, it would have ponied up the tax bill to make it happen ...

Robbed! Flabbergasted Fighter Reveals Massive UFC 293 Tax

John Makdessi didn’t have an ideal result on his recent trip down under.

Garry Called Out For ‘Insane Stupidity’

Ian Machado Garry made several comments about Israel Adesanya in the wake of "The Last Stylebender’s" loss to Sean Strickland at UFC 293 in Sydney and now "The Future" is being called out for his "stupidity."

Vettori: Izzy-Strickland Rematch ‘Won’t Sell’

Self-professed Israel Adesanya hater Marvin Vettori claims Sean Strickland rematch won’t sell after "The Last Stylebender" was defeated at UFC 293 in Sydney.

Aussie Gov Almost Canceled Strickland Over Fan Punch

Sean Strickland almost got canceled the day he landed in Australia after punching a fan. The Aussie government was ready to toss him out following reports of the incident, but cooler heads prevailed.

'Reaper' Laughs At 'Silly' Idea Of Strickland Vs. Adesanya 2

Robert Whittaker wants to see the UFC middleweight division move forward with fresh matchups.

Dana Walks Back Plans For Adesanya Rematch

UFC CEO Dana White wanted to "absolutely" do the rematch between Sean Strickland and Israel Adesanya, but now claims that was a product of "stupid" MMA websites.

Sean Clickland Leaves Social Media ‘Fascinated’

UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland has been a massive hit with MMA fans across all the promotion’s social media platforms as the public is "fascinated" by his story.

White Lauds Sanko As ‘The Rousey Of Commentating’

UFC CEO Dana White is so enamored with commentator Laura Sanko that he recently compared her to women’s MMA icon Ronda Rousey, which may have Joe Rogan fanboys worried about the future.

Cannonier Benches Izzy: ‘I Already Beat The Champion’

Jared Cannonier is not a fan of Dana White’s plans to rematch Sean Strickland and Israel Adesanya after "Tarzan" won the middleweight title at UFC 293 in Sydney.

‘I Should Have Taken More Time Off’

Kamaru Usman has been in a similar situation to Israel Adesanya after losing his title, and now he’s offering his insight into what should be next for ‘The Last Stylebender.’

Midnight Mania: Is ‘An Air Of Arrogance’ To Blame For Shocking Izzy Defeat?

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‘I Don’t Really Understand’ White’s Critique

Dricus Du Plessis wants his UFC middleweight title shot.

‘You Saved That Man’s Life!’

Sean Strickland’s performance against Israel Adesanya at UFC 293 was truly a sight to behold.

No Comparison!

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva deleted an Instagram post destroying Israel Adesanya after "The Last Stylebender" fell to Sean Strickland in the UFC 293 main event in Sydney.

‘Khamzat Vs Costa Just Became A No. 1 Contender’s Match’

Chael Sonnen believes Dricus Du Plessis will be "forgotten" when it comes time to book the next middleweight title fight against Sean Strickland after passing on the chance to face Israel Adesanya at UFC 293 in Sydney.

‘Tarzan’ Shakes Up Official UFC Rankings

Latest UFC rankings update following the UFC 293 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Sydney with newly-crowned middleweight champion Sean Strickland making a huge impact at both middleweight and pound-for-pound.

‘The Rematch Will Be The End Of That Story’

Adesanya’s coach is confident an immediate rematch opposite Strickland will go much differen than UFC 293’s wild outcome in Sydney, Australia.

Adesanya Looking ‘Slow’ Vs. Strickland Is ‘Bulls—t’

There has been a lot to take away from the big UFC middleweight title fight upset between Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland at UFC 293 this past weekend (Sept. 9, 2023).

Off-esanya? Nope! ‘Strickland Shut Him Down’

Robert Whittaker was just as impressed by Sean Strickland’s title-winning performance as the rest of the MMA community.

Bookies Back ‘Stylebender’ To Win ‘Tarzan’ Rematch

Israel Adesanya opens as odds-on betting favorite to beat Sean Strickland in UFC 293 PPV rematch, despite his unanimous decision loss to "Tarzan" in Sydney.


Video: Sean Strickland’s sparring partner Caio Borralho perfectly predicts Israel Adesanya’s downfall at UFC 293, laying out a clear (and accurate) path to victory for "Tarzan" in Sydney.

DDP Wants Strickland, Not ‘Amateur’ Adesanya

Dricus Du Plessis claims he is ready to make his return after UFC 293 but wants "amateur" Israel Adesanya to improve while "Stillknocks" scores a Sean Strickland title shot.

What Did ‘Mad’ Izzy Say To Strickland After The Fight?

Sean Strickland reveals his "strange" post-fight dog conversation with Israel Adesanya after winning the middleweight title at UFC 293 in Sydney.

No Rematch! ‘The Division Needs To Move On’

Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland rematch: Former UFC champion wants "The Last Stylebender" to make way for "fresh matchups" for "Tarzan" like Khamzat Chimaev and Dricus Du Plessis.

‘I Had Nothing To Do With It’

In a new YouTube video, Adesanya’s nemesis credited Strickland’s dedication and unique style for stymying "The Last Stylebender" at UFC 293.


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