Huge fight show in Australia incoming – interim UFC middleweight titleholder Israel Adesanya (17-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) meets middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (20-4 MMA, 11-2 UFC) in the main event of UFC 243.
The bout will be in Melbourne, Australia.
“Look, (expletive) the belt,” Adesanya said. “For me, the real gold is beating him because he’s a warrior, he’s got that Maori blood in him. He’s not the first Maori I fought, trust me. So Sunday, Oct. 6, if you don’t have your tickets, don’t steal, don’t do nothing crazy. Just make sure you get your tickets because trust me, we’re going to blow that place up.”
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— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) September 30, 2019
Adesanya is now the main event of what could potentially be the largest crowd in UFC history.
“If you’ve been following me for a long time, everything I’ve done, I’ve been calling it,” Adesanya said. “And even at UFC 193, right here, back when it was Etihad Stadium, I remember walking the streets and tweeting – “If you see Dana, just mention me, drop my name” and now here we are.”
“I’m about to headline the whole place and shock the world again.”