UFC 243 – Whittaker vs Adesanya: UK start time, live stream, TV channel, prelims and fight card from Melbourne – The Sun

UFC is heading Down Under – and a huge unification bout tops the bill.

Kiwi-born Aussie Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya are all set to go head-to-head in the Octagon for the UFC Middleweight crown.

This is the first time UFC has been at this venue since 2015, when Ronda Rousey was sensationally defeated at UFC 193.

When is UFC 243?

THERE's a huge night of action ahead, coming at you from Down Under.

UFC 243 will take place at The Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

It will be held on Saturday, October 5.

Prelims begin at 11.30pm, with the main card due to kick-off around 3am BST.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

YOU can catch all of the main fight card live on BT Sport 2 in the UK.

Coverage begins at 3am and goes through to 7am on Sunday morning.

If you want to stream, download the BT Sport app to watch on your mobile, tablet or PC.

Whilst coverage of the early prelims is available via the UFC Fight Pass.

Who is fighting on the card?

Main Card

  • Robert Whittaker vs Isreal Adesanya (UFC middleweight championship)
  • Al Iaquinta vs Dan Hooker (lightweight)
  • Tai Tuivasa vs Sergey Spivac (heavyweight)
  • Luke Jumeau vs Dhiego Lima (welterweight)
  • Justin Tafa vs Yorgan De Castro (heavyweight)


  • Jake Matthews vs Rosern Akman (welterweight)
  • Callan Potter vs Maki Pitolo (welterweight)
  • Jamie Mullarkey vs Brad Riddell (lightweight)
  • Megan Anderson vs Zarah Fairn dos Santos (women's featherweight)

Early prelims

  • Nadia Kassem vs Ji Yeon Kim (women's flyweight)
  • Khalid Taha vs Bruno Silva (bantamweight)

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