Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya To Take Place In Australia
UFC 243 “Whittaker vs. Adesanya” PPV MMA event finally has a location as it’s set to go down on October 6th from inside the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The main headliner features a middleweight title bout where reigning champ a proud Aussie Robert Whittaker will look to defend his title against rising New Zealand star Israel Adesanya.
Robert Whittaker confirm the news via social media earlier this morning:
I have unfinished business here…see you in October, Melbourne Australia.
— Robert Whittaker (@robwhittakermma) July 23, 2019
Marvel Stadium has the 60,000-seat capacity, and it could break an all-time attendance record.
After confirming it on Twitter, Whittaker also spoke to The Daily Telegraph that event would take place in Melbourne.
“So this show, it’s well overdue,” he said. “And to have the opportunity to potentially fight in front of 60,000 people, I’m absolutely pumped.
“This fight, it’s going to be a milestone moment, not only for the Australian fight game but combat sports, period.
“MMA doesn’t often get these sorts of crowds.
“So to be one of the few fighters ever who gets to perform in front of an audience so large, it’s awesome.”
UFC 193: “Rousey vs. Holm” PPV which also took place in this stadium back in late 2015 which drew a whopping 56,214 fan attendance.
Whittaker twice withdraws from a title defense bout due to serious injuries, but this time he’s ready to rock the stage.
“And I draw strength and energy from Australian crowds, definitely,”
Who’s watching this intriguing title bout on October 6th?