The Octagon makes a historic return to Australia. Live from Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia’s first UFC champion, middleweight Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker will defend his 185-pound belt for the first time on home soil against interim title holder, Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya, in a five-round Trans-Tasman championship bout.
UFC’s last visit to Marvel Stadium resulted in the largest sporting event of 2015. UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm packed 56,214 fans throughout the Docklands venue, breaking a world attendance record for an MMA event. Holm was slated to appear on UFC 243, but an injury has seen her withdraw from the event.
UFC 243: Whittaker v Adesanya – $54.95
Sunday, October 6 from 1pm on Main Event (Channel 521)
Replays 7pm (Oct 6), 1am and 10pm (Oct 7) on Main Event (Channel 521)