Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya Live Stream: Watch UFC 243 Online

The UFC is in Australia this weekend where UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, the company’s first champion to represent Australia and New Zealand, takes on interim title holder Israel Adesanya, who is repping New Zealand, too (alongside Nigeria).The headline fight is the first contest for Whittaker since his bout with Yoel Romero last June. He was supposed to face Kelvin Gastelum last November, but he was pulled from the bout hours before the show for emergency surgery to address an abdominal hernia of the intestine and a collapsed bowel. Adesanya earned his interim belt, and shot at Whittaker, with a win over Gastelum at April’s UFC 236.
The UFC is in Australia this weekend where UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, the company’s first champion to represent Australia and New Zealand, takes on interim title holder Israel Adesanya, who is repping New Zealand, too (alongside Nigeria).The co-main event tonight pits Adesanya’s City Kickboxing teammate Dan Hooker versus the always entertaining Al Iaquinta. That fight goes down in the lightweight division. Rounding out the pay-per-view are clashes between Tai Tuivasa and Sergey Spivak (heavyweight), Luke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima (welterweight), and Justin Tafa vs. Yorgan De Castro (heavyweight).

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They’ll throw down in the five-round main event, scheduled for Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on Sun., Oct. 6, 2019 (airing stateside on Sat., Oct. 5, due to the considerable discrepancy in time zones).Whittaker (20-4) captured the vacant middleweight crown following a five-round battle against Yoel Romero at UFC 213 over two years ago, then ran it back with “Soldier of God” at UFC 225, winning another close decision over the Cuban slugger.As for Adesanya (17-0), he stymied top contender Kelvin Gastelum in their interim championship headliner at UFC 236 last April, his sixth straight win since joining the promotion back in early 2018.Whittaker (20-4) captured the vacant middleweight crown following a five-round battle against Yoel Romero at UFC 213 over two years ago, then ran it back with “Soldier of God” at UFC 225, winning another close decision over the Cuban slugger.As for Adesanya (17-0), he stymied top contender Kelvin Gastelum in their interim championship headliner at UFC 236 last April, his sixth straight win since joining the promotion back in early 2018.The 28-year-old Whittaker (21-4) is arguably the best middleweight in the UFC. Since moving up to 185 pounds in November 2014, he is undefeated in seven bouts, with four of those victories coming by stoppage. Injuries and a subsequent lack of activity, however, have prevented him from solidifying his title reign, which started when he captured the interim title against Yoel Romero at UFC 213. 

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