UFC 243 : Whittaker vs Adesanya Preview

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MMA has never been so big in Oceania. This Saturday, the world's smallest continent will see two of its representatives vying for the world's biggest MMA title. Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Southwest Australia, will host UFC 243 , an event led by the unification of the organization's middleweight belt. 



In his first official defense, New Zealand-born champion Robert Whittaker , a native of Australia, faces interim belt holder Israel Adesanya , who was born in Nigeria and naturalized New Zealand.

A major fight in the development of the lightweight ranking will involve local Dan Hooker , 15th, against American number six Al Iaquinta . Among the heavyweights, Australian Tai Tuivasa , 14th in the ranking, faces Sergey Spivak , who struggles to dispel the debut impression.

The first preliminary match takes place at 01:00, while the main card will air from 03:00.