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Latest UFC 288 fight card, PPV lineup for ‘Sterling vs. Cejudo’ on May 6 in Newark

Former UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo will end his retirement from MMA in an attempt to reclaim the crown he never lost against current 135-pound champion Aljamain Sterling, who looks to prove “Triple C” is nothing more than a tiny relic of a bygone era. All that and so much more at UFC 288!


Event: UFC 288: “Sterling vs. Cejudo”
Date: Sat., May 6, 2023
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Broadcast: ESPN+ PPV, ESPN, ESPN+
Start Time: 6 p.m. ET Prelims | 10 p.m. ET Main Card

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WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Sat., Feb. 17, 2024, for the first time in more than two years with its latest pay-per-view (PPV) show. In the ESPN+-streamed PPV main event, reigning Featherweight roost-ruler, Alexander Volkanovski, will defend his 145-pound strap against undefeated surging Spanish contender, Ilia Topuria. In addition, former Middleweight kingpin, Robert Whittaker, will finally square off with mercurial mauler, Paulo Costa, in UFC 298’s co-feature. UFC 298 will also feature the returns of Ian Garry, Geoff Neal, Henry Cejudo, Merab Dvalishvili and so much more!

Don’t miss a single second of EPIC face-punching action!

UFC 288 PPV Main Event On ESPN+:

135 lbs.: UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo

UFC 288 PPV Main Card On ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Gilbert Burns vs. Belal Muhammad (five rounds)
115 lbs.: Jessica Andrade vs. Xiaonan Yan
145 lbs.: Movsar Evloev vs. Diego Lopes (not Bryce Mitchell)
145 lbs.: Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain

UFC 288 Prelims Card On ESPN/ESPN+ (8 p.m. ET):

155 lbs.: Drew Dober vs. Matt Frevola
205 lbs.: Devin Clark vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
170 lbs.: Rolando Bedoya vs. Khaos Williams
115 lbs.: Virna Jandiroba vs. Marina Rodriguez

UFC 288 Early Prelims Card On ESPN+ (6 p.m. ET):

265 lbs.: Parker Porter vs. Braxton Smith
185 lbs.: Phil Hawes vs. Ikram Aliskerov
125 lbs.: Rafael Estevam vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov — CANCELED (details here)
185 lbs.: Joseph Holmes vs. Claudio Ribeiro
135 lbs.: Johnny Munoz vs. Daniel Santos — CANCELED (details here)

*Fight card, bout order and number of fights remain subject to change.*

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 288 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC 288: “Sterling vs. Cejudo” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.

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