The main event of UFC 288 is the highly anticipated bout between Aljamain sterlingand Henry Cejudo. Sterling will be facing the most difficult test of his professional career when he faces Cejudo. After three years, “Triple C”, aka Cejudo, returns to the octagon to reclaim his title. Cejudo retired from the octagon in 2020, but will return to his dominating ways after a lengthy vacation. Sterling will try to ruin Cejudo’s return.
Aljamain sterling wants to show his class and credibility in the role of bantamweight champ. Many MMA fans believe he earned the title accidentally. The Olympic Gold Medalist, on the other hand will want to remind everyone of his greatness as an combat sports athlete.
Both fighters have long winning streaks. The winner enters this bout on an eight-fight win streak. Henry Cejudo is on a six-fight winning streak. The two fighters will face off at the Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey in the United States on May 6, 2023. At UFC 288, both fighters will be competing for the championship.
It is important to note that the co-main fight will be the one where the next UFC Welterweight Championship contender, Gilbert Burns will face Belal Mohammed. This bout could be a title eliminator.
UFC 288 Full Fight Card
UFC 288 MAIN ARD
Aljamain Sterling (c), -110 vs. Henry Cejudo, UFC Bantamweight Championship
Belal Muhammad +105 vs. Gilbert Burns -125, Welterweight
Jessica Andrade -190 vs. Yan Xiaonan -160, Women’s strawweight
Movsar Evloev -260 vs. Diego Lopes +220, Featherweight
Kron Gracie +145 vs. Charles Jourdain -170, Featherweight
UFC 288 PRELIMS
Drew Dober -210 vs. Matt Frevola +180, Lightweight
Kennedy Nzechukwu (-180) vs. Devin Clark (+155), Light Heavyweight
Khaos Williams vs. Ronaldo Bedoya, Welterweight
Women’s strawweight: Marina Rodriguez -140 vs. Virna Jandiroba +120
UFC 288 EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD
Braxton Smith vs. Parker Porter (Heavyweight)
Phil Hawes Middleweight vs. Ikram Alskerov
Joseph Holmes +140 vs. Claudio Ribeiro -165, Catchweight (189 lb)
Where and when can you watch UFC 288 live?
UFC 288, will take place at the Prudential Center, Newark. The antics of Cejudo Sterling have attracted a lot of attention from fans. Fans can access the PPV in any part of the world. To watch the main event, fans must purchase the PPV. Fans can watch the UFC 288 main card for just $80.
The Main Card begins at 10 p.m.
The Prelims begin at 8 p.m.
Early Prelims start at 6 p.m.
The main card begins on May 7, at 3 a.m.
The preliminary round begins at 1 am on May 7.
Early prelims begin on May 6 at 11 p.m.
The main card begins on May 7, at 12 noon.
The preliminary round begins on May 7 at 10 am.
Early prelims begin on May 7, at 8 a.m.
Live streaming will be available for Sunday, May 7. It is available on Sony Ten and Sony Ten 2. The preliminary card starts at 3:30 am IST on Sunday and the main event begins at 7:30 am IST. (Sunday)