UFC 243 Whittaker vs Adesanya fight card
UFC 243: Robert Whittaker faces Israel Adesanya in the middleweight championship unification | Pic: Facebook /RobertWhittakerMMA

UFC 243 takes place at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on October 6. The top of the pay-per-view fight card features the reigning middleweight champion Robert Whittaker up against the interim titleholder Israel Adesanya in the championship unification. The contest is scheduled for five rounds.

In the co-main event Al Iaquinta takes on Dan Hooker at lightweight. In addition, Tai Tuivasa squares off against Sergey Spivac at heavyweight, and Luke Jumeau and Dhiego Lima do battle at welterweight.

The Women’s Bantamweight rematch between Raquel Pennington and Holly Holm was scheduled for the event. The contest fell off due to injury recently suffered by the latter. The promotion is yet to announce which bout moves up to the main card.

Among the preliminary matchups, Jake Matthews faces Rostem Akman at welterweight and Megan Anderson meets Zarah Fairn dos Santo at women’s featherweight. In addition, Brad Riddell goes up against Jamie Mullarkey at lightweight.

The current lineup can be found below. The finalized order of the bouts is expected to be announced shortly.

The list of UFC 243 open to the public events can be found here.

UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya fight card

Main Card
Middleweight Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya
Lightweight Al Iaquinta vs. Dan Hooker
Heavyweight Tai Tuivasa vs. Sergey Spivac
Welterweight Luke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima

Preliminary Card
Welterweight Jake Matthews vs. Rostem Akman
Heavyweight Justin Tafa vs. Yorgan De Castro
Welterweight Callan Potter vs. Maki Pitolo
Women’s Featherweight Megan Anderson vs. Zarah Fairn dos Santos

Early Prelims
Lightweight Jamie Mullarkey vs. Brad Riddell
Women’s Flyweight Nadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim
Bantamweight Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Silva