UFC 243 fight card and start time: Who is fighting on Whittaker vs Adesanya card? – Express

The returns to pay-per-view action this weekend, with their latest card coming all the way from Melbourne, Australia.

Headlining the card at the Marvel Stadium is the eagerly-anticipated middleweight title fight between undisputed champion Robert Whittaker and interim titleholder Robert Whittaker.

Whittaker vs Adesanya have been on a collision course for well over a year and their showdown will be the biggest fight in the respective histories of Australian and New Zealand mixed martial arts.

In the co-main event of the evening, New Zealander Dan Hooker will lock horns with fan favourite Al Iaquinta in a pivotal 155lb match-up.

Whittaker vs Adesanya LIVE: UFC 243 results and live updates from Melbourne

What channel is UFC 243 on?

The main card and the preliminary fights will be shown live on BT Sport 1.

Alternatively, if you don’t have BT Sport, you can watch the prelims on the UFC’s Fight Pass service.

What time will UFC 243 start?

The preliminary fights will get underway at 6:30pm ET and 3:30pm PT, with the main card kicking off at 10pm ET and 7pm PT.

What time does UFC 243 start in the UK?

The prelims will get underway at 11:30pm BST on Saturday, August 17.

What time will UFC 243’s main card get underway in the UK?

The main card will commence at 3:00am BST.

What time will UFC 243’s main event start?

Whittaker and Adesanya are expected to make their respective walks to the Octagon at around 5:30am BST (11:30pm ET and 9:30pm PT).

The Octagon walks could be later or earlier than 5:30am depending on how long the preceding fights go the distance or finish early. 

Can I watch UFC 243 online?

BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the eighth pay-per-view card of the year through their mobile device via the BT Sport App.

The preliminary fights will be available to watch on the UFC’s Fight Pass service.

UFC 243 fight card

Main Card

Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya – middleweight title unification fight

Dan Hooker vs Al Iaquinta – lightweight bout

Tai Tuivasa vs Sergey Spivac – heavyweight bout

Luke Jumeau vs Dhiego Lima – welterweight bout


Jake Matthews vs Rostem Akman – welterweight bout

Justin Tafa vs Yorgan De Castro – heavyweight bout

Callan Potter vs Maki Pitolo – welterweight bout

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