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UFC Fight Night 88: Aljamain Sterling vs Bryan Caraway official for May 29 in Las Vegas

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Time to separate the contenders from the pretenders.

To that end, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will send Aljamain Sterling into battle against Bryan Caraway at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 88: "Almeida vs. Garbrandt" mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes place Sun., May 29, 2016 on FOX Sports 1 inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC announced the bantamweight pairing on Thursday.

Sterling (12-0) recently re-upped with ZUFFA and is already 4-0 inside the Octagon with three finishes. Caraway (20-7), meanwhile, gets a fair share of guff from combat sports fans, but is a superb grappler and holds an impressive 5-2 record under the UFC banner.

"Funk Master" is ranked No. 4 in the division while "Kid Lightning" sits at No. 8.

UFC Fight Night 88 will be headlined by the bantamweight showdown pitting Thomas Almeida against fellow undefeated 135-pound prospect Cody Garbrandt. Elsewhere on the card, Jeremy Stephens welcomes Renan Barao to the featherweight division.

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