UFC 243 had some of the most exciting and shocking moments that caught the attention of the entire MMA community and UFC fans. Israel Adesanya Adesanya became the new middleweight champion of UFC after defeating Robert Whittaker at Melbourne. Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was going good and had his home crowd's support but Adesanya silenced the crowd after knocking out Whittaker in the second round of the main-event fight. Kiwi fighter Dan Hooker also managed to get a clean win against Al Iaquinta by a unanimous decision in the co-main event fight.
Israel Adesanya stepped inside the octagon as the interim middleweight champion with a clean record of 17-0. It was assumed that Robert Whittaker will be successful in retaining his belt but Adesanya had something extra to offer. Both the men kept it simple in the first round but Adesanya managed to start the second round with punches and kicks and leave the octagon with a clean record of 18-0 and the middleweight title of UFC. The new middleweight champion got into a verbal assault with undefeated middleweight fighter Paulo Costa (13-0) and it seems that Paulo will be getting his hands on the title shot against Adesanya.
Dan Hooker had his moment of life after beating Al Iaquinta by a unanimous decision. Both the men had their moments in the match and gave everything they had but Dan Hooker managed to hit Iaquinta with more significant strikes. After a three-round battle, the judges announced Dan as the winner of the fight and Dan Hooker immediately called out Dustin Poirier in the post-fight interview. However, Dustin Poirier showed no interest in Dan and tweeted that he is going to fight the Irishman (Conor McGregor) next.
Main card - Israel Adesanya defeats Robert Whittaker via second-round knockout. Dan Hooker defeats Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26). Sergey Spivak defeats Tai Tuivasa via second-round submission. Dhiego Lima defeats Luke Jumeau via split decision. Yorgan De Castro defeats Justin Tafa via first-round knockout.
Prelims - Jake Matthews defeated Rostem Akman via unanimous decision. Callan Potter defeated Maki Pitolo via unanimous decision. Brad Riddell defeated Jamie Mullarkey via unanimous decision. Megan Anderson defeated Zarah Fairn via first-round submission.
Early Prelims - Ji Yeon Kim defeated Nadia Kassem via second-round Knockout. Khalid Taha defeated Bruno Silva via third-round submission.