MMA

‘UFC 243’ results: Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya, Al Iaquinta vs Dan Hooker in Melbourne, Australia

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC 243”
  • Venue: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
  • Date: October 5, 2019

EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD

  1. Khalid “The Warrior” Taha (Germany) vs Bruno “Bulldog” Gustavo Aparecido da Silva (Brazil)
  • DIVISION: Catchweight (137 lbs.)
  • WINNER: KHALID TAHA
  • METHOD: Submission via Arm-Triangle Choke
  • TIME AND ROUND: 3:00 of Round 3
  • REFEREE: Greg Kleynjans
  1. Nadia “187” Kassem (Australia) vs Ji Yeon “Fire Fist” Kim (South Korea)
  • DIVISION: Catchweight (128 lbs.)
  • WINNER: JI YEON KIM 
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout via Body Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 4:59 of Round 2
  • REFEREE: Jim Perdios

PRELIMINARY CARD

  1. Megan Anderson (Australia) vs Zarah “Infinite” Fairn dos Santos (France)
  • DIVISION: Women’s Featherweight
  • WINNER: MEGAN ANDERSON
  • METHOD: Submission via Triangle Choke
  • TIME AND ROUND: 3:57 of Round 1
  • REFEREE: John Sharp
  1. Brad “Quake” Riddell (New Zealand) vs Jamie Mullarkey (Australia)
  • DIVISION: Lightweight
  • WINNER: BRAD RIDDELL
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)
  • ROUNDS: 3
  • REFEREE: Marc Goddard
  1. Callan “The Rockstar” Potter (Australia) vs Maki “Coconut Bombz” Pitolo (USA)
  • DIVISION: Welterweight
  • WINNER: CALLAN POTTER
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • ROUNDS: 3
  • REFEREE: Steve Perceval
  1. Jake “The Celtic Kid” Matthews (Australia) vs Rostem Akman (Sweden)
  • DIVISION: Welterweight
  • WINNER: JAKE MATTHEWS
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • ROUNDS: 3
  • REFEREE: Greg Kleynjans

MAIN CARD

  1. Justin “Bad Man” Tafa (Australia) vs Yorgan de Castro (Cape Verde)
  • DIVISION: Heavyweight
  • WINNER: YORGAN DE CASTRO 
  • METHOD: Knockout via Punch
  • TIME AND ROUND: 2:10 of Round 1
  • REFEREE: Jim Perdios
  1. Luke “The Jedi” Jumeau (New Zealand) vs Dhiego Lima (Brazil)
  • DIVISION: Welterweight
  • WINNER: DHIEGO LIMA 
  • METHOD: Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • ROUNDS: 3
  • REFEREE: Marc Goddard
  1.  Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa (Australia) vs Sergey “The Polar Bear” Spivak (Moldova)
  • DIVISION: Heavyweight
  • WINNER: SERGEY SPIVAK
  • METHOD: Heavyweight
  • TIME AND ROUND: 3:14 of Round 2
  • REFEREE: Steve Perceval

Co-Main Event

  1. Al “Raging” Iaquinta (USA) vs Dan “The Hangman” Hooker (New Zealand)
  • DIVISION: Lightweight
  • WINNER: DAN HOOKER
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
  • ROUNDS: 3
  • REFEREE: John Sharp

 Main Event

  1. Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker (Australia) vs Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya (Nigeria)
  • DIVISION: UFC Middleweight Championship
  • WINNER: ISRAEL ADESANYA
  • METHOD: Knockout via Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 3:33 of Round 2
  • REFEREE: Marc Goddard

Cancelled bouts:

  • Women’s Bantamweight: Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington
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