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UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya

Scenes from UFC 243, where Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya face off in the main event for the UFC middleweight title in Melbourne, Australia.

Robert Whittaker of Australia (L) is hit by
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Robert Whittaker of Australia (L) is hit by Israel Adesanya of New Zealand as they compete during the UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 06 October 2019.

Middleweight title winner Israel Adesanya of New Zealand
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Middleweight title winner Israel Adesanya of New Zealand celebrates after defeating Robert Whittaker of Australia during the middleweight title bout of the UFC 243 fight night in Melbourne on October 6, 2019.

Middleweight title winner Israel Adesanya of New Zealand
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Middleweight title winner Israel Adesanya of New Zealand celebrates after defeating Robert Whittaker of Australia during the middleweight title bout of the UFC 243 fight night in Melbourne on October 6, 2019.

Robert Whittaker of Australia (L) punches Israel Adesanya
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Robert Whittaker of Australia (L) punches Israel Adesanya of New Zealand (R) during the middleweight title bout of the UFC 243 fight night in Melbourne on October 6, 2019.

Robert Whittaker of Australia (L) punches Israel Adesanya
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Robert Whittaker of Australia (L) punches Israel Adesanya of New Zealand (R) during the middleweight title bout of the UFC 243 fight night in Melbourne on October 6, 2019.

Robert Whittaker of Australia (L) punches Israel Adesanya
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Robert Whittaker of Australia (L) punches Israel Adesanya of New Zealand (R) during the middleweight title bout of the UFC 243 fight night in Melbourne on October 6, 2019.

Robert Whittaker of Australia, right, is kicked by
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Robert Whittaker of Australia, right, is kicked by Israel Adesanya of New Zealand as they compete during UFC 243 in Melbourne, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Interim champion Adesanya dethroned UFC middleweight champion Whittaker with a knockout in the second round of their 185-pound unification bout.

Israel Adesanya celebrates his victory over Robert Whittaker
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Israel Adesanya celebrates his victory over Robert Whittaker between in their Middleweight title bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

Robert Whittaker of Australia, left, is hit by
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Robert Whittaker of Australia, left, is hit by Israel Adesanya of New Zealand as they compete during UFC 243 in Melbourne, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Interim champion Adesanya dethroned UFC middleweight champion Whittaker with a knockout in the second round of their 185-pound unification bout.

Dan Hooker of New Zealand and Al Iaquinta
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Dan Hooker of New Zealand and Al Iaquinta of the United States fight in their Lightweight bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

Dan Hooker of New Zealand and Al Iaquinta
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Dan Hooker of New Zealand and Al Iaquinta of the United States fight in their Lightweight bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

Dan Hooker of New Zealand punches Al Iaquinta
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Dan Hooker of New Zealand punches Al Iaquinta of the United States in their Lightweight bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

Dan Hooker of New Zealand and Al Iaquinta
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Dan Hooker of New Zealand and Al Iaquinta of the United States fight in their Lightweight bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

Dan Hooker of New Zealand and Al Iaquinta
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Dan Hooker of New Zealand and Al Iaquinta of the United States fight in their Lightweight bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

Dan Hooker of New Zealand punches Al Iaquinta
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Dan Hooker of New Zealand punches Al Iaquinta of the United States in their Lightweight bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

Brad Riddell of New Zealand and Jamie Mullarkey
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Brad Riddell of New Zealand and Jamie Mullarkey of Australia grapple in the Lightweight bout during UFC 243 on October 06, 2019.

Megan Anderson of Australia celebrates her win over
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Megan Anderson of Australia celebrates her win over Zarah Fairn of France in the Women's featherweight bout during UFC 243 on October 06, 2019.

Bruno Silva of Brazil (R) pins down Khalid
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Bruno Silva of Brazil (R) pins down Khalid Taha of Germany (L) during the bantamweight bout of the UFC 243 fight night on Oct. 6, 2019.

Khalid Taha of Germany (L) punches Bruno Silva
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Khalid Taha of Germany (L) punches Bruno Silva of Brazil (R) during the bantamweight bout of the UFC 243 fight night on Oct. 6, 2019.

Megan Anderson of Australia punches Zarah Fairn of
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Megan Anderson of Australia punches Zarah Fairn of France in the Women's featherweight bout during UFC 243 on October 06, 2019.

Nadia Kassem of Australia (L) gets punched by
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Nadia Kassem of Australia (L) gets punched by Kim Ji-yeon of South Korea (R) during the women's featherweight bout of the UFC 243 fight night on Oct. 6, 2019.

Megan Anderson of Australia pins down Zarah Fairn
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Megan Anderson of Australia pins down Zarah Fairn of France during the women's featherweight bout of the UFC 243 fight night on Oct. 6, 2019.

Kim Ji-yeon of South Korea (L) punches Nadia
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Kim Ji-yeon of South Korea (L) punches Nadia Kassem of Australia (R) during the women's featherweight bout of the UFC 243 fight night on Oct. 6, 2019.

Maki Pitolo of the United States punches Callan
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Maki Pitolo of the United States punches Callan Potter of Australia in their Welterweight bout during UFC 243 on October 06, 2019.

Khalid Taha of Germany (R) punches Bruno Silva
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Khalid Taha of Germany (R) punches Bruno Silva of Brazil during the bantamweight bout of the UFC 243 fight night on Oct. 6, 2019.

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