Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC 243 goes down in Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
The main event will be a UFC middleweight title unification bout between full champ Robert Whittaker and interim champ Israel Adesanya. The co-main will come in the lightweight division, with Al Iaquinta taking on Dan Hooker.
The featured prelim comes at welterweight, with Jake Matthews meeting Rostem Akman.
This post will cover the preliminary card.
The show is in Australia, but we’re running at regular North American times. We’ll start on Fight Pass at approximately 6:45pm ET with two fights. The card then moves to ESPN2 at 8pm ET for four more bouts, then onto the main PPV card at 10pm ET. The full lineup and schedule follows. The main card will be covered in a separate post.
Check out this week’s MMA Vivisection for predictions, analysis and betting odds on the each matchup.
Undercard (ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET)
Jake Matthews vs. Rostem Akman
Callan Potter vs. Maki Pitolo
Jamie Mullarkey vs. Brad Riddell
Megan Anderson vs. Zarah Fairn dos Santos
Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET)
Nadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim
Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Silva