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UFC 243 fight card: Whittaker vs. Adesanya

Middleweight Israel Adesanya defeated Derek Brunson by TKO

Middleweight Israel Adesanya defeated Derek Brunson by TKO during the second round of their fight at UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, on Nov. 3, 2018. Credit: Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger

Event: UFC 243

Date: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Venue: Marvel Stadium

UFC 243 main card, 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+

Middleweight title unification bout: Champion Robert Whittaker vs. interim champion Israel Adesanya

Lightweight: Al Iaquinta vs. Dan Hooker                

Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa vs. Serghei Spivac              

Welterweight: Luke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima               

Heavyweight: Justin Tafa vs. Yorgan De Castro                                

UFC 243 prelims, 8 p.m. on ESPN

Welterweight: Jake Matthews vs. Rostem Akman               

Welterweight: Callan Potter vs. Maki Pitolo

Women's featherweight: Megan Anderson vs. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos

Lightweight: Jamie Mullarkey vs. Brad Riddell

UFC 243 early prelims, 6:15 p.m. on UFC Fight Pass

Women's Flyweight: Nadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim                

Bantamweight: Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Silva

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