October, Sunday 06

UFC 243

About

The Octagon® will make a historic return to Victoria on Sunday, October 6, with UFC 243: WHITTAKER vs. ADESANYA booked for Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium.

Australia’s first UFC champion, middleweight Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker, will defend his 185-pound belt against interim title holder, Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya, in a five-round championship bout.

In becoming the UFC middleweight champion, Western Sydney local Whittaker (20-4) defeated Cuban powerhouse  Yoel Romero twice – taking the win for the second time after breaking his hand in the first round.  UFC® 243 will mark the first title defense on home soil for Whittaker , fondly known amongst fans as Bobby Knuckles.

Across the ditch, Nigerian-born Auckland local and rising star Adesanya (17-0) remains undefeated. Having fought 6 times since his debut in February 2018, The Last Stylebender is not only one of the most active fighters in the division, but a fan favourite for his witty memes and anime-inspired performances.

With the Aussie champ back on the canvas following a fight-stopping injury earlier this year, the wait is finally over…the two gold strap owners will meet at the iconic Marvel Stadium on the first weekend of October.

Weigh In - Saturday October 5

The UFC® 243 Weigh in will take place at Marvel Stadium on Saturday October 5.

Please note that Car Parking will run as per normal weekend rate on this day.

 

Arriving at the Stadium

Parking

Parking can be pre-purchased online https://parking.marvelstadium.com.au for a discounted rate of $35 or $40 at the gate. We recommend checking availability before arriving at the stadium.

  • Entrance A & B is from Bourke St Extension.
  • Entrance D & E is from Wurundjeri Way.

Public Transport

Train, Tram and Buses are all located in close vicinity to the Stadium. For full timetables and maps please visit: ptv.vic.gov.au/

No Bottles

Please note that no bottles of any kind will be permitted inside the venue for this event.

Marvel Stadium has free water stations available at the following locations;

  • Level 1 Aisle 17 & 32 and Gate 2 (inside)
  • Level 2 Aisle 33 & 40
  • Level 3 Aisle 5, 20, 29 & 44

Ticketing

Pre-purchased tickets, Promoter and Venue Ticket Collections

Pre-purchased tickets, as well as Promoter and venue ticket collections, can be collected from the Gate 3 or 7 ticket windows.

Gate 3 & 7 ticket windows from 7:45am.

All venue member ticket queries should be directed to Booth 2.

 

Ticketing Policy

Please note that all patrons must have a valid ticket regardless of age – this also applies to infants and children.

Please further note that the event contains loud music, strobe lighting and other visual effects, and may therefore be unsuitable for infants and young children.

All reasonable requests for refunds will be considered where patrons are unable to make appropriate child-minding arrangements.

 

Pass outs

Will not be issued, patrons will need to keep their ticket should they wish to exit and re-renter the stadium.

 

Junior Ticket Policy

Please be advised that all patrons must have a valid ticket for entry, including any children or babies.

Key Timings

Ticket Windows Open: 7:45am

Fan Village Opens: 8:00am

Gates Open: 8:30am

1st Fight Commences: 9:30am

Preliminary Fight Commences: 11:00am

Main Card Begins: 1:00pm

Security & Entry Information

To assist with a smooth and efficient entry to the venue, patrons are strongly advised not to bring bags larger than A3 in size into the venue.

We encourage you to arrive early to beat the queues and to enter via the gate listed on your ticket.

Entry Gates

Please be sure to enter via the Gate number on your ticket.

Merchandise

Official Merchandise will be available to purchase at the following locations:

Southern Cross Station,

External – Gate 5 & 7

Level 1 – Gates 3, 5 & 7

Level 2 – Aisles 6, 19, 30 & 43

Level 3 – Aisles 17 & 31.

 

Roof

@Ralf the Roof will be closed.

Map

UFC Fan Experience

Partake in a number of UFC activations occurring inside the UFC Fan Zone between Gates 5 – 7 outside the venue.

UFC Champion Belt Display
An authentic belt will be on display in a lockable plinth and fans can take their own photos of it.

UFC Champion Photo Op
Fans can have their photo taken with a replica belt.

E-TORO Striking Challenge
Fans can test their skills on a boxing arcade machine to see who’s punch packs the most power.

AIR ASIA Guessing Challenge
A large clear acrylic box with packages of noodles will be placed on site. Fans can guess the number of noodles boxes to win a free flight.

BISLEY Prize Wheel
A spinning wheel where fans can win prizes and promo product. Hosted by Scott Cam.

UFC Reaction Challenge
Fans can test their reaction speed in a game where lights will randomly light up on a wall and their reaction will be timed.

UFC Photo Walls
Truss frames will be placed around the fan area (Gate 6) with pictures of fighters that fans can take their photo in front of.

Marvel Activations

External Concourse:

Marvel Spider-Man Climbing wall – Gate 4

Marvel Cans – Gate 4

 

Internal:

Marvel Hulkbuster – Gate 1

Lifesize Marvel Height Chart – Gate 3-4

Marvel Social Media Photobooth – Gate 3

Ceiling Mural – Gate 4

Captain Marvel Mural – Gate 4

Captain Marvel Wall of Heroes – Gate 4

The Marvel Vault

The Marvel Vault will be open inside Gate 2 pre-gate opening and during the event!

Food & Drink

Outlets will be located around the stadium both internally and externally.

We are a licensed venue and proof of age is required to purchase alcohol.

Gluten free and healthy options are also readily available at selected outlets.

Accessibility, Mobility Services & Mobility Aids/Prams

Public lift access is available from Harbour Esplanade and Bourke Street from Ground Level.
Gate 4, 6, 8 & 9 all have lift access to all levels within the stadium.

Access to the arena is via Ramp 3 at Gate 6 Level B2

Mobility aids and prams are permitted into the venue, but most be stowed safely under your seat or cloaked to not block patron access or exits.

Assistance dogs are permitted entry into the venue.

Wheel chair service is available to take you to your seat. If required, contact the stadium in advance or ask a customer service team member on the day.

Prohibited Items

In addition to Marvel Stadium’s Conditions of Entry, the following items are also not permitted into the venue for this event:

  • Backpacks larger than A3
  • suitcases
  • Sport bags
  • Professional Cameras with detachable lenses
  • Professional or non-mobile phone video recorders
  • Go Pros, iPads or other hand-held recording devices
  • Objects that can be used as projectiles
  • Selfie poles
  • Weapons of any nature
  • Laser pointers

First Aid

Mobile crews will be located on the arena throughout the event.

First aid rooms can be found at Level 1, Aisle 40, Level 2 Aisle 40, Level 3 Aisles 17 & 41.

Toilets

Toilets (including mobility impaired) are located throughout the stadium as well as additional toilets on Level 1 at Gates 4, 8 & 9. Additional Arena toilets can be found behind section B20.

ATMs

Externally:

Level 1, Gate 2

Internally:

Level 1, Gate 1

Gate 7

Level 2, Gate 9

Level 3, Aisles 8 & 32

Free Water

Free water stations are available around the stadium. Locations of these are:

Level 1 – Aisle 17 & 32
Level 2 – Aisle 40 & 33
Level 3 – Aisle 5, 20, 29 & 44

Smoking

We are a smoke free venue. Smoking (including e-cigarettes) are not permitted within the venue. If you wish to smoke, you must proceed to the smoking areas outside the stadium after scanning your ticket out.

Anti-Social SMS

Patrons can report the poor behaviour of others by SMS to 0437 792 122.

Parent Rooms & Sensory Room

Parents Rooms are located at Level 1 Aisle 3&4 and Aisle 26, and include baby change table, play panel, microwave, television and private feeding areas. Baby change tables are also available in all mobility impaired toilets.

A dedicated sensory room is available at Level 3 Aisle 32 to assist patrons with sensory needs to retreat to a quiet place.

Authorised Sellers

Only tickets purchased via Ticketmaster are valid for entry to the show.

Tickets purchase via on-seller sites such as Viagogo, eBay or Gumtree may not gain entry. We do not encourage anyone to purchase by these 3rd party agencies.

If you have purchased your tickets from an unauthorised website, the first thing you should do is contact the seller and try and find out where they got the ticket from.

If you are suspect that you have been scammed, you can contact your bank and ask them to take action.

Conditions of Entry

For full conditions of entry please visit our website: https://marvelstadium.com.au/conditions-of-entry/

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About

The Octagon® will make a historic return to Victoria on Sunday, October 6, with UFC 243: WHITTAKER vs. ADESANYA booked for Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium.

Australia’s first UFC champion, middleweight Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker, will defend his 185-pound belt against interim title holder, Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya, in a five-round championship bout.

In becoming the UFC middleweight champion, Western Sydney local Whittaker (20-4) defeated Cuban powerhouse  Yoel Romero twice – taking the win for the second time after breaking his hand in the first round.  UFC® 243 will mark the first title defense on home soil for Whittaker , fondly known amongst fans as Bobby Knuckles.

Across the ditch, Nigerian-born Auckland local and rising star Adesanya (17-0) remains undefeated. Having fought 6 times since his debut in February 2018, The Last Stylebender is not only one of the most active fighters in the division, but a fan favourite for his witty memes and anime-inspired performances.

With the Aussie champ back on the canvas following a fight-stopping injury earlier this year, the wait is finally over…the two gold strap owners will meet at the iconic Marvel Stadium on the first weekend of October.

Weigh In - Saturday October 5

The UFC® 243 Weigh in will take place at Marvel Stadium on Saturday October 5.

Please note that Car Parking will run as per normal weekend rate on this day.

 

Arriving at the Stadium

Parking

Parking can be pre-purchased online https://parking.marvelstadium.com.au for a discounted rate of $35 or $40 at the gate. We recommend checking availability before arriving at the stadium.

  • Entrance A & B is from Bourke St Extension.
  • Entrance D & E is from Wurundjeri Way.

Public Transport

Train, Tram and Buses are all located in close vicinity to the Stadium. For full timetables and maps please visit: ptv.vic.gov.au/

No Bottles

Please note that no bottles of any kind will be permitted inside the venue for this event.

Marvel Stadium has free water stations available at the following locations;

  • Level 1 Aisle 17 & 32 and Gate 2 (inside)
  • Level 2 Aisle 33 & 40
  • Level 3 Aisle 5, 20, 29 & 44

Ticketing

Pre-purchased tickets, Promoter and Venue Ticket Collections

Pre-purchased tickets, as well as Promoter and venue ticket collections, can be collected from the Gate 3 or 7 ticket windows.

Gate 3 & 7 ticket windows from 7:45am.

All venue member ticket queries should be directed to Booth 2.

 

Ticketing Policy

Please note that all patrons must have a valid ticket regardless of age – this also applies to infants and children.

Please further note that the event contains loud music, strobe lighting and other visual effects, and may therefore be unsuitable for infants and young children.

All reasonable requests for refunds will be considered where patrons are unable to make appropriate child-minding arrangements.

 

Pass outs

Will not be issued, patrons will need to keep their ticket should they wish to exit and re-renter the stadium.

 

Junior Ticket Policy

Please be advised that all patrons must have a valid ticket for entry, including any children or babies.

Key Timings

Ticket Windows Open: 7:45am

Fan Village Opens: 8:00am

Gates Open: 8:30am

1st Fight Commences: 9:30am

Preliminary Fight Commences: 11:00am

Main Card Begins: 1:00pm

Security & Entry Information

To assist with a smooth and efficient entry to the venue, patrons are strongly advised not to bring bags larger than A3 in size into the venue.

We encourage you to arrive early to beat the queues and to enter via the gate listed on your ticket.

Entry Gates

Please be sure to enter via the Gate number on your ticket.

Merchandise

Official Merchandise will be available to purchase at the following locations:

Southern Cross Station,

External – Gate 5 & 7

Level 1 – Gates 3, 5 & 7

Level 2 – Aisles 6, 19, 30 & 43

Level 3 – Aisles 17 & 31.

 

Roof

@Ralf the Roof will be closed.

Map

UFC Fan Experience

Partake in a number of UFC activations occurring inside the UFC Fan Zone between Gates 5 – 7 outside the venue.

UFC Champion Belt Display
An authentic belt will be on display in a lockable plinth and fans can take their own photos of it.

UFC Champion Photo Op
Fans can have their photo taken with a replica belt.

E-TORO Striking Challenge
Fans can test their skills on a boxing arcade machine to see who’s punch packs the most power.

AIR ASIA Guessing Challenge
A large clear acrylic box with packages of noodles will be placed on site. Fans can guess the number of noodles boxes to win a free flight.

BISLEY Prize Wheel
A spinning wheel where fans can win prizes and promo product. Hosted by Scott Cam.

UFC Reaction Challenge
Fans can test their reaction speed in a game where lights will randomly light up on a wall and their reaction will be timed.

UFC Photo Walls
Truss frames will be placed around the fan area (Gate 6) with pictures of fighters that fans can take their photo in front of.

Marvel Activations

External Concourse:

Marvel Spider-Man Climbing wall – Gate 4

Marvel Cans – Gate 4

 

Internal:

Marvel Hulkbuster – Gate 1

Lifesize Marvel Height Chart – Gate 3-4

Marvel Social Media Photobooth – Gate 3

Ceiling Mural – Gate 4

Captain Marvel Mural – Gate 4

Captain Marvel Wall of Heroes – Gate 4

The Marvel Vault

The Marvel Vault will be open inside Gate 2 pre-gate opening and during the event!

Food & Drink

Outlets will be located around the stadium both internally and externally.

We are a licensed venue and proof of age is required to purchase alcohol.

Gluten free and healthy options are also readily available at selected outlets.

Accessibility, Mobility Services & Mobility Aids/Prams

Public lift access is available from Harbour Esplanade and Bourke Street from Ground Level.
Gate 4, 6, 8 & 9 all have lift access to all levels within the stadium.

Access to the arena is via Ramp 3 at Gate 6 Level B2

Mobility aids and prams are permitted into the venue, but most be stowed safely under your seat or cloaked to not block patron access or exits.

Assistance dogs are permitted entry into the venue.

Wheel chair service is available to take you to your seat. If required, contact the stadium in advance or ask a customer service team member on the day.

Prohibited Items

In addition to Marvel Stadium’s Conditions of Entry, the following items are also not permitted into the venue for this event:

  • Backpacks larger than A3
  • suitcases
  • Sport bags
  • Professional Cameras with detachable lenses
  • Professional or non-mobile phone video recorders
  • Go Pros, iPads or other hand-held recording devices
  • Objects that can be used as projectiles
  • Selfie poles
  • Weapons of any nature
  • Laser pointers

First Aid

Mobile crews will be located on the arena throughout the event.

First aid rooms can be found at Level 1, Aisle 40, Level 2 Aisle 40, Level 3 Aisles 17 & 41.

Toilets

Toilets (including mobility impaired) are located throughout the stadium as well as additional toilets on Level 1 at Gates 4, 8 & 9. Additional Arena toilets can be found behind section B20.

ATMs

Externally:

Level 1, Gate 2

Internally:

Level 1, Gate 1

Gate 7

Level 2, Gate 9

Level 3, Aisles 8 & 32

Free Water

Free water stations are available around the stadium. Locations of these are:

Level 1 – Aisle 17 & 32
Level 2 – Aisle 40 & 33
Level 3 – Aisle 5, 20, 29 & 44

Smoking

We are a smoke free venue. Smoking (including e-cigarettes) are not permitted within the venue. If you wish to smoke, you must proceed to the smoking areas outside the stadium after scanning your ticket out.

Anti-Social SMS

Patrons can report the poor behaviour of others by SMS to 0437 792 122.

Parent Rooms & Sensory Room

Parents Rooms are located at Level 1 Aisle 3&4 and Aisle 26, and include baby change table, play panel, microwave, television and private feeding areas. Baby change tables are also available in all mobility impaired toilets.

A dedicated sensory room is available at Level 3 Aisle 32 to assist patrons with sensory needs to retreat to a quiet place.

Authorised Sellers

Only tickets purchased via Ticketmaster are valid for entry to the show.

Tickets purchase via on-seller sites such as Viagogo, eBay or Gumtree may not gain entry. We do not encourage anyone to purchase by these 3rd party agencies.

If you have purchased your tickets from an unauthorised website, the first thing you should do is contact the seller and try and find out where they got the ticket from.

If you are suspect that you have been scammed, you can contact your bank and ask them to take action.

Conditions of Entry

For full conditions of entry please visit our website: https://marvelstadium.com.au/conditions-of-entry/

Marvel Stadium - Docklands, Melbourne, Australia
Marvel Stadium - Docklands, Melbourne, Australia

Stadium maps

  • A-League Rectangular Mode
  • A-League Stadium Mode
  • AFL
  • Arena Mode
  • Big Bash League

A-League Rectangular Mode

  • Level 1 seating
  • Level 2 seating
  • Level 3 seating
  • Medallion Club
  • Impeded View
  • Disabled Seating

A-League Stadium Mode

  • Level 1 seating
  • Level 2 seating
  • Level 3 seating
  • Medallion Club
  • Impeded View
  • Disabled Seating

AFL

  • Level 1 seating
  • Level 2 seating
  • Level 3 seating
  • Medallion Club
  • Impeded View
  • Disabled Seating

Arena Mode

  • Level 1 seating
  • Level 2 seating
  • Level 3 seating
  • Medallion Club
  • Impeded View
  • Disabled Seating

Big Bash League

  • Level 1 seating
  • Level 2 seating
  • Level 3 seating
  • Medallion Club
  • Impeded View
  • Disabled Seating