Everything You Need To Know About UFC 293: Adesanya Vs Strickland

The Octagon is heading to Australia
17:00, 05 Sep 2023

The middleweight king steps into the Octagon this weekend as UFC 185 lb champion Israel Adesanya defends his title against Sean Strickland. ‘The Last Stylebender’ makes his first defence of the belt he regained from Alex Pereira in April. Strickland put himself in the contender’s corner with a Performance of the Night knockout of Abus Magomedov in July.

The co-main event comes courtesy of some hard-hitting heavyweights as Australia’s ‘Bam Bam’ Tai Tuivasa looks to get back into the win column against the explosive Alexander Volkov. 7-0 flyweight Felipe Dos Santos makes his hotly anticipated UFC debut against Manel Kape, who comes into the fight off the back of three wins in a row. The main card is rounded out by a heavyweight collision between Justin Tafa and Austen Lane and a light heavyweight scrap pitting Tyson Pedro against Anton Turkalj.

Here’s everything you need to know about the latest pay-per-view extravaganza from the UFC.

Where: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia

When: Saturday 9th September, (1am prelims, 3am main card UK time)

How To Watch: TNT Sports 1


Tale Of The Tape: 


Place Of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria

Age: 34

Alias: ‘The Last Stylebender’

Record: 24-2

Height: 6’4” 

Reach: 80’’ 

Last Fight: Adesanya became UFC middleweight champion for the second, beating Alex Oliveira via second-round knockout. 


Place Of Birth: Anaheim, California, USA

Age: 32

Alias: Tarzan

Record: 27-5

Height: 6’1” 

Reach: 76”

Last Fight: ‘Tarzan’ landed a spectacular second-round TKO of Abus Magomedov back in July.

Main card

Israel Adesanya v Sean Strickland 

Tai Tuivasa v Alexander Volkov 

Manel Kape v Felipe dos Santos 

Justin Tafa v Austen Lane 

Tyson Pedro v Anton Turkalj


Nasrat Haqparast v Landon Quinones 

Jamie Mullarkey v John Makdessi 

Jack Jenkins v Chepe Mariscal 

Carlos Ulberg v Da Woon Jung

Early prelims 

Mike Diamond v Charlie Radtke 

Shane Young v Gabriel Miranda 

Kevin Jousset v Kiefer Crosbie

ufc 293 odds*

*18+ | BeGambleAware | Odds Subject To Change

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