Events Schedule for UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya

In a highly anticipated Trans-Tasman battle, UFC middleweight champion Robert Whitaker and interim champion Israel Adesanya will clash in the main event of UFC 243 at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium on October 6. In the semi-main event, Adesanya’s team-mate, Dan Hooker will face-off against the entertaining Al Iaquinta.

The promotion has released a schedule of events taking place during fight week which are as follows:


UFC 243: OPEN WORKOUTS (Free and open to the public)

Main Square at Federation Square
Corner of Swanston St. and Flinders St.
Melbourne VIC 3000

5:30pm – 7:00pm (AEST)


  • Jon Anik – UFC commentator
  • Robert Whittaker – UFC middleweight champion
  • Israel Adesanya – UFC interim middleweight champion
  • Al Iaquinta – No. 6 UFC lightweight
  • Dan Hooker – No. 15 UFC lightweight
  • Tai Tuivasa – No. 13 UFC heavyweight
  • Holly Holm – No. 3 UFC women’s bantamweight


  • 5:30pm: Dan Hooker workout
  • 5:45pm: Israel Adesanya workout
  • 6:00pm: Tai Tuivasa workout
  • 6:15pm: Holly Holm workout
  • 6:30pm: Al Iaquinta workout
  • 6:45pm: Robert Whittaker workout


UFC 243: FAN EXPERIENCE (Free and open to the public)

Marvel Stadium
740 Bourke St
Docklands VIC 3008

8:00am – 2:00pm (AEST)


UFC Fan Experience unites the world’s greatest fans with their favourite UFC athletes. Fans will be able to take part in a fully interactive experience with UFC meet-and-greets and fan favourite activities, including UFC Legacy Championship Belt, UFC Striking Challenge presented by eToro, UFC Reaction Challenge and more! Plus, you can pick your official UFC fan gear at the UFC Store. Free and Open to public. Follow UFC across social media for confirmed athlete appearances.

UFC 243: WEIGH-INS (Free and open to the public*)

Marvel Stadium
740 Bourke St
Docklands VIC 3008

9:00am – 11:00am (AEST)


  • 9:00am – Doors open to the public
  • 10:00am – UFC 243 weigh-ins
  • 10:30am – Guest athlete Q&A with Alex Volkanovski & Paula Costa

*While the weigh-in event is open to the public, you will need to obtain tickets via Ticketmaster, free of charge. Tickets are general admission with no allocated seating.



Marvel Stadium
740 Bourke St
Docklands VIC 3008

8:30am – 4:00pm (AEDT)


  • 8:30am: Doors open to the public
  • 9:30am: Fight Pass Prelims
  • 1:00pm: UFC 243 live on Pay-Per-View
  • 4:00pm: UFC 243 concludes

Special reminder that Daylight Saving will begin in Melbourne at 2am on Sunday, 6 October 2019 where clocks will go forward one hour.