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UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya

UFC 243
  • Saturday 10.05.2019 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Marvel Stadium
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Daniel Cormier
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $5,478,345
  • Attendance: 57,127
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: N/A | TV Ratings: 559,000 avg. viewers (ESPN prelims, 639k peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Performance of the Night
    Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya   |   $50,000 bonus to Adesanya
  • Performance of the Night
    Yorgan De Castro vs. Justin Tafa   |   $50,000 bonus to De Castro
  • Fight of the Night
    Brad Riddell vs. Jamie Mullarkey   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter

Referees

  • Marc Goddard
    Whittaker vs. Adesanya (11)Jumeau vs. Lima (8)Riddell vs. Mullarkey (4)
  • John Sharp
    Iaquinta vs. Hooker (10)Anderson vs. Fairn (3)
  • Steve Perceval
    Tuivasa vs. Spivak (9)Potter vs. Pitolo (5)
  • Jim Perdios
    De Castro vs. Tafa (7)Kassem vs. Kim (2)
  • Greg Kleynjans
    Matthews vs. Akman (6)Taha vs. Silva (1)

Event Discussion

Zulizani
Zulizani

10.06.2019 | 4:49 PM ET

Australian MMA has fallen to just above Italian MMA. 
wnmoyerv
wnmoyerv

10.09.2019 | 1:08 PM ET

didnt age well

Mikey, hows that crow taste?
WaterShogun
WaterShogun

10.19.2019 | 8:23 PM ET


The Adensanya loss stung as a Whittaker fan, but it takes greatness to surpass greatness. As long as we get 3-4 matches between Adensanya-Whittaker-Costa while these guys can still throwdown in their primes then a great service to mma history will have been paid.

Adensanya-Costa
Costa-Whittaker
Adensanya-Whittaker-Costa II
This would be great, no matter how the fights play out they would be incredibly exciting. I feel Gastelum/Romero aren't going to hang with these three guys, and Cannonier is still to be tested against any of the aforementioned fighters. Middleweight has a lot of potential hopefully UFC can capitalize on the opportunities, and the fighters stay healthy.

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