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Pushing! Shoving! Aljamain Sterling tangles with Henry Cejudo during HEATED UFC 288 staredowns!

The stage is set and the work is complete.

Reigning UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling will defend his 135-pound strap against former division titleholder Henry Cejudo atop the ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event tomorrow night (Sat., May 6, 2023) at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Both fighters came face-to-face at the conclusion of the UFC 288 ceremonial weigh ins (replay here) and things got physical when tempers boiled over.

Watch the drama unfold in the embedded video above.

LIVE! Watch UFC 289 PPV On ESPN+ Here!

OCTAGON RETURNS TO THE GREAT WHITE NORTH! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Canada for the first time in almost four years when it hosts UFC 289 inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sat., June 10, 2023. In UFC 289’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event, women’s Bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, will lock horns with No. 5-ranked 135-pound contender, Irene Aldana, while former Lightweight kingpin and current No. 1-seeded contender, Charles Oliveira, battles No. 4-ranked Beneil Dariush in the co-feature with 155-pound title implications on the line.

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

For official UFC 288 weigh ins text results and early video click here.

The five-round welterweight co-main event between Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns takes over for Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush, a lightweight title eliminator that got shifted to UFC 289 when “Do Bronx” was felled by injury. Watch “Remember the Name” come face-to-face with “Durinho” in the embedded video below.

Nothing left to do now except fight.

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. For the updated and finalized UFC 288 fight card and ESPN+ lineup click here.

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