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Robert Whittaker (pictured) meets Israel Adesanya in a middleweight championship unification bout at UFC 243 in Melbourne, Australia, on Oct. 5
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two champions, two belts, one huge main event for all the marbles.

Five weeks out from UFC 243, a poster has been released for the event featuring middleweight titleholders Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya.

With the event taking place in Melbourne, Whittaker (fighting out of Australia) and Adesanya (fighting out of New Zealand) are bathed in a familiar blue and red glow, their images hovering over Marvel Arena. The bout, which headlines the Oct. 5 show, will be to unify Whittaker’s undisputed championship and Adesanya’s recently won interim championship.

The lineup for UFC 243 is still taking shape, see the updated card below:

Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya

Al Iaquinta vs. Dan Hooker

Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington

Tai Tuivasa vs. Sergey Spivak

Jake Matthews vs. Rostem Akman

Justin Tafa vs. Yorgan De Castro

Luke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima

Nadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim

Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Silva

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