AUSTRALIA – The epic event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) slated to take place in Melbourne 10:00 am GMT +08:00 this Sunday Oct. 6, 2019 and captioned “UFC 243” is a bout between the New Zealand-born Australian current middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker and the Nigerian-born New Zealand interim champion, Israel Adesanya.
This championship match has been scheduled to be the main event in the fight for the unification of the middleweight belt.
According to the UFC 243 fight card, there are three consecutive sessions of the fight which are the Fight Card Early Prelims, Prelims and Main Card featuring various fighters in different weight classes.
Israel Adesanya, popularly known in the cage as “The Last Stylebender” has been seen as the favourite winner by many online betting sites owing to the high odds accorded to him due to his unmatched unique striking and defense style in his mixed martial arts career.
The 30 year old fighter has been undefeated since he was signed into the UFC in December 2017 with a professional record of 17 wins, 0 losses and is ranked #14 in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings as of Oct. 1, 2019.
His recent notable wins are the TKO win against Derek Brunson, the unanimous decision win of Anderson Silva and the unanimous decision win against Kelvin Gastelum, which earned him the UFC interim Middleweight Championship.
In the ceremonial weigh-in event that took place Saturday Oct. 5, 2019 in Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Israel said something to his opponent, Robert in a face off between the two.
During the interview that followed UFC commentator, Jon Anik asked him what he said to Robert and he said, ” I just spoke some Yoruba to him, I just want him to feel me…”
“But mehn, (I mean) 2015 when this was Etihad, I remember being way up there, I watched same fight as well so I remember watching and thinking this is gonna be me one day I was in a nose bleed, now I’m gonna make his nose bleed,” he affirmed