At average 50,000 fans will join on the historic day into the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, to witness one of the biggest events in Australasian MMA sports history as New Zealand-born Australian Robert Whittaker takes on Kiwi superstar Israel Adesanya for the undisputed middleweight title on Saturday night.
Whittaker, who has not fought in 15 months, puts his 185lb crown on the line against interim king Adesanya, whose victory over Kelvin Gastelum in April has already been etched into MMA folklore.
A host of other top talent from the Southern Hemisphere will also be on display in what is shaping up to be one of the most explosive fight cards of the year – and all the action will be exclusively live on BT Sport UFC.
When is UFC 243: Whittaker v Adesanya?
UFC 243 will be shown exclusively live at 1am (3am main card) on Saturday 5 October on BT Sport 1 HD and across our digital platforms.
UFC 243: Whittaker v Adesanya – Preliminary card
- Welterweight: Jake Matthews v Rostem Akman
- Welterweight: Callan Potter v Maki Pitolo
- Lightweight: Jamie Mullarkey v Brad Riddell
- Women’s Featherweight: Megan Anderson v Zarah Fairn dos Santos
UFC 243: BT Sport Viewing Information
- BT TV: BT Sport 1 SD (Channel 408), BT Sport 1 HD (Channel 430)
- BT Sport large-screen app*: Xbox, PS4, Apple TV and Samsung Smart TVs
- Sky: BT Sport 1 HD (Channel 413)
- Virgin Media: BT Sport 1 HD (Channel 527)
*BT Sport customers can download the BT Sport big-screen app on PS4, Xbox, Apple TV and Samsung Smart TVs (2015 models onwards). To watch the action, follow how to watch UFC 243: Whittaker v Adesanya at the homepage ahead of kick-off.