UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on September 10, 2023, at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.[2]

UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland
The poster for UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateSeptember 10, 2023 (2023-09-10)
VenueQudos Bank Arena
CitySydney, Australia
Total gate$6,860,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Spivac UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2



The event marked the promotion's sixth visit to Sydney and first since UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura in November 2017.[2]

A UFC Middleweight Championship bout between current two-time champion Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland headlined the event.[3] Former title challenger Jared Cannonier served as backup and potential replacement for this fight.[4]

A women's flyweight bout between Casey O'Neill and Viviane Araújo was expected to take place at this event.[5] However, O'Neill pulled out due to injury and was replaced by Jennifer Maia, with the new matchup being pushed back to UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs. Barboza.[6]

A flyweight bout between former interim UFC Flyweight Championship challenger Kai Kara-France and former Rizin Bantamweight Champion Manel Kape was expected to take place at the event.[7] However, Kara-France withdrew after sustaining a concussion in training.[8] He was replaced by promotional newcomer Felipe dos Santos.[9]

A lightweight bout between Nasrat Haqparast and Sam Patterson was expected to take place the week prior at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Spivak.[10] However, Patterson pulled out due to health issues.[11] A replacement was found in promotional newcomer, Landon Quinones, who had previously competed on Season 31 of The Ultimate Fighter earlier in the year, and the pairing was moved to this event.[12]

At the weigh-ins, Shane Young weighed in at 149.75 pounds, three and three-quarters pounds over the featherweight non-title fight limit. His bout proceeded at catchweight and he was fined 30% of his purse, which went to his opponent Gabriel Miranda.[13]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Sean Strickland def. Israel Adesanya (c) Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 49–46) 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Alexander Volkov def. Tai Tuivasa Submission (Ezekiel choke) 2 4:37
Flyweight Manel Kape def. Felipe dos Santos Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Justin Tafa def. Austen Lane KO (punches) 1 1:22
Light Heavyweight Tyson Pedro def. Anton Turkalj KO (punches) 1 2:12
Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)
Light Heavyweight Carlos Ulberg def. Jung Da-un Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:49
Featherweight Chepe Mariscal def. Jack Jenkins TKO (arm injury) 2 3:19
Lightweight Jamie Mullarkey def. John Makdessi Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Nasrat Haqparast def. Landon Quiñones Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Early preliminary card (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Charlie Radtke def. Mike Mathetha Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00 [b]
Catchweight (149.75 lb) Gabriel Miranda def. Shane Young Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:59
Welterweight Kevin Jousset def. Kiefer Crosbie Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:49
  1. ^ For the UFC Middleweight Championship.
  2. ^ Mathetha was deducted 1 point in Round 3 due to repeated groin strikes.


Bonus awards


The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.[15]

  • Fight of the Night: Manel Kape vs. Felipe dos Santos
  • Performance of the Night: Sean Strickland and Justin Tafa

See also



  1. ^ a b Mike Bohn (2023-09-10). "UFC 293 post-event facts: Sean Strickland starts a new era at 185 pounds". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2023-09-11.
  2. ^ a b Nolan King (2023-05-17). "UFC 293 heads to Sydney, Australia as first event of new four-year New South Wales deal". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2023-05-17.
  3. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2023-08-08). "Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland headlines UFC 293 in Sydney". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2023-08-08.
  4. ^ Mike Bohn (2023-09-04). "Jared Cannonier in Sydney as UFC 293 backup for Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland title fight". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2023-09-04.
  5. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2023-06-09). "Viviane Araujo vs. Casey O'Neill booked for UFC 293 in Australia". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2023-06-09.
  6. ^ Farah Hannoun, Mike Bohn and Nolan King (2023-08-08). "With Casey O'Neill out of UFC 293, Viviane Araujo will now face Jennifer Maia on Oct. 14". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2023-08-08.
  7. ^ Ryan Harkness (2023-06-20). "Kai Kara-France lands UFC Australia fight against Manel Kape". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  8. ^ Damon Martin (2023-08-21). "Kai Kara-France drops out of UFC 293 fight against Manel Kape after suffering concussion". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  9. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2023-08-21). "Manel Kape gets new opponent for UFC 293, faces newcomer Felipe dos Santos". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  10. ^ Desk, ITN News (2023-07-26). "Nasrat Haqparast Faces Sam Patterson Set for UFC Paris Event". www.itnwwe.com. Retrieved 2023-08-29.
  11. ^ "Sam Patterson is Out of UFC Paris Event with Health Issues". ITN WWE. 9 August 2023. Retrieved 23 August 2023.
  12. ^ Anderson, Jay (2023-08-23). "Nasrat Haqparast Booked Against Landon Quinones at UFC 293 Next Month". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2023-08-29.
  13. ^ Alexander K. Lee (2023-09-08). "UFC 293 weigh-in results: Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland hit mark, 1 fighter misses by almost 4 pounds". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2023-09-08.
  14. ^ "UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland". Ultimate Fighting Championship. 17 May 2023. Retrieved 2023-08-08.
  15. ^ Chris Taylor (2023-09-09). "UFC 293 bonus report: Sean Strickland one of four fighters to take home $50k". bjpenn.com. Retrieved 2023-09-09.