The lineup of UFC 243 scheduled for October 6 at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia keeps growing. In addition to the previously announced four matchups including the main event, two bouts have been added to the card this week. The list includes a women’s featherweight encounter between Megan Anderson and Zarah Fairn Dos Santos, and a welterweight battle between Luke Jumeau and Dhiego Lima, Dutch portal MMA DNA reported.
— FIGHTMAG (@fightmag) July 23, 2019
Megan Anderson (9-4) lost her previous bout by submission in the first round against Felicia Spencer. Before that she took the first-round TKO win against Cat Zingano.
Zarah Fairn dos Santos (6-2) makes her UFC debut. She is riding a three-win streak including a couple of first-round TKO victories against Izabela Badurek and Kerry Hughes, and a unanimous decision against Suvi Salmimies.
In his previous outing last February Luke Jumeau (13-4) scored a unanimous decision against Daichi Abe. Before that he lost by unanimous decision against Shinsho Anzai, which snapped his seven-win streak.
Dhiego Lima (14-7) won his previous bout in April by split decision against Court McGee. Last December he knocked out Chad Laprise in the first round, rebouncing for a three-fight losing streak.
The promotion is yet to formally announce the above matchups.
In the main event of UFC 243 Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya square off in a five-round middleweight championship unification. Among other bouts, the event is expected to see Tai Tuivasa taking on Sergey Spivak in a three-round battle at heavyweight.
— FIGHTMAG (@fightmag) July 25, 2019
Other matchups are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The announced to date list of bouts can be found below.
Middleweight Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya
Heavyweight Tai Tuivasa vs. Sergey Spivak
Heavyweight Yorgan De Castro vs. Justin Tafa
Women’s Flyweight Nadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim
Welterweight Luke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima
Women’s Featherweight Megan Anderson vs. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos