UFC 243 is about to begin and it’s going to be a humdinger.
In one corner you have Robert Whittaker. The spreadsheet using gamer with lightning fast hands and an all-round game that has many calling him the new George St Pierre. In the other corner you have Israel Adesanya. The sublime striker with feints for days and sniper-like accuracy we haven’t seen since the days of Anderson Silva in his prime
Remember that long dreamed of superfight between Silva and GSP? Well, this is as close as we’re ever going to get. With next-generation athletes loaded with next-generation skill-sets, in Whittaker vs. Adesanya UFC 243 has a main event that sits on the absolute cutting edge of what’s possible in MMA.
How to watch
This year the UFC entered a new partnership with ESPN. That’s great news for the UFC and the expansion of the sport of MMA, bad news for consumer choice. If you live in the US especially.
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In the US, you can only watch UFC 243 on PPV through ESPN+. If you already have an ESPN+ subscription you can buy the event for $60.
Buy it at ESPN+
MMA fans in the UK can watch UFC 243 exclusively through BT Sport. There are more options if you live in Australia. You can watch UFC 243 through Main Event on Foxtel. You can also watch on the UFC website or using its app. You can even order using your PlayStation 4 or using the UFC app on your Xbox One.