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UFC 288

Opportunistic Bantamweight roost-ruler, Aljamain Sterling, will attempt his third title defense against returning two-division champion -- and former gold medal-winning Olympic wrestler -- Henry Cejudo, in the ESPN+streamed pay-per-view (PPV) main event of UFC 288, which will take place inside Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on Sat., May 6, 2023. “Triple C” retired from the sport in 2020 and has not competed since, while "Funkmaster" is fresh off a drubbing of another former division champion, T.J. Dillashaw, who entered the bout with a significant shoulder injury. Meanwhile, UFC 288's last-minute PPV co-headliner will feature former Welterweight title challenger, Gilbert Burns, making a super quick turnaround to battle No. 4-seeded Belal Muhammad in a five-round special attraction for the next 170-pound championship opportunity. UFC 288's PPV show also features the return of Bryce Mitchell, as well as Kron Gracie, Drew Dober and more! We'll stockpile all the real-time UFC 288 updates, odds, start time, tickets, weigh ins, predictions, previews, video highlights, press conferences, winners, losers and much more from "The Garden State" right here before, during and well after the ESPN+-streamed live PPV show concludes.

Steamrolla Stole My Seats!

Video: Drew Dober had his UFC 290 nosebleed seats stolen by Matt Frevola just a few weeks after they fought at UFC 288, a bout the "Steamrolla" won by technical knockout.

‘I Never Signed The Contract’

Henry Cejudo hits back at critics after withdrawing from UFC 292 in Boston, insisting he never signed the Marlon Vera contract and the Aug. 19 fight was never official.

Weasel! Sterling Buries Lying Cejudo Over Fake Savagery

Aljamain Sterling reacts to news that Henry Cejudo withdrew from his Marlon Vera bantamweight fight at UFC 292 in Boston and claims the "weasel" lied to MMA fans.

Busted! ‘Specialized’ Drug Test Sinks Smith

UFC heavyweight pops for anabolic androgenic steroids after failing a "specialized" drug test from USADA, resulting in a two-year suspension from MMA.

‘Where The F—k Is My Gold Medal?!’

Henry Cejudo’s "Triple C" nickname has lost its luster.

Muhammad 3:16 Says, I Just Remembered The Name

Belal Muhammad is prepared to embrace the heel side of his personality and have fun with UFC haters who can’t stand the sight of "Remember the Name" winning.

Sterling: Sean O’Skinny Has A Tiny Head And No Chin

UFC champion Aljamain Sterling is feeling confident about his chances against top contender Sean O’Malley, who brings a tiny head and no chin into their bantamweight title fight later this year.

‘I Threw No Punches Because Of Bad Advice’

Gracie blames his loss to Charles Jourdain on the decision to completely overhaul his gameplan just two days before their fight in Newark, New Jersey.

Midnight Mania! Aljo Doesn’t Want To Face Featherweight Matador

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Who’s The Rat In My Camp?

UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad wants to know which "rat" squealed about his training camp injury ahead of his Gilbert Burns fight in Newark.

‘I Thought About Quitting’

Gilbert Burns is looking at several months of rehabilitation after partially tearing muscles in his shoulder during the co-main event of UFC’s recent pay-per-view (PPV) in New Jersey.

700,000 PPV Buys?!?!

UFC 288 was quite a success according to Henry Cejudo’s coach Eric Albarracin.

Frevola ‘Easiest Route Into Top 15’ For Pimblett

Paddy Pimblett will happily oblige Matt Frevola’s call out at UFC 288 this past weekend (May 6, 2023).

‘B—ch Move!’ Cruz Can’t Respect ‘CCC’s’ Mentality

Dominick Cruz still has issues with Henry Cejudo.

Sterling Scored Critical Round 5 For Cejudo

Reigning bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling rewatched his UFC 288 victory over Henry Cejudo and believes "Triple C" won the critical fifth round in Newark.

Belal Boots Khamzat In Latest UFC Rankings Update

UFC rankings updated in the aftermath of UFC 288 PPV last weekend in Newark with big moves from Belal Muhammad (welterweight) and Henry Cejudo (bantamweight).

CATASTROPHIC!

The former 135-pound champion thinks Cejudo holding the Bantamweight belt would have been terrible for the division. Here’s why ...

Unsurprised Volk Unsure About Future Sterling Tilt

Alexander Volkanovski expected nothing less out of the UFC 288 main event this past weekend (May 6, 2023).

‘If You Made Money Off Me, Send Me That Money!’

Aljamain Sterling’s bantamweight reign of terror continues.

‘Sugar’ Blocked From Sterling PPV Points

Sean O’Malley expects to double the pay-per-view (PPV) buys for the UFC 288 card last weekend in Newark when he battles Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight belt, but won’t get any PPV points for his championship efforts.

Cejudo Demands Merab Fight, ‘Machine’ Responds

Henry Cejudo called out Merab Dvalishvili for UFC 292 in Boston and "The Machine" was quick to respond after "Triple C" came up short against Aljamain Sterling.

Colby Bashes Belal, Sets New Timeline For ‘Rocky’ Fight

Welterweight contender Colby Covington reacts to Belal Muhammad’s UFC 288 win over Gilbert Burns, reveals new timeline for Leon Edwards championship title fight.

O’Malley Sizable Betting Underdog Against Sterling

Latest UFC odds: Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling opened as betting favorite over top contender Sean O’Malley ahead of their MMA title fight later this year.

‘He Came Out Of A Time Capsule In 1995’

UFC President, Dana White, had some comments for grappler-turned MMA fighter, Kron Gracie, whose skills didn’t translate at UFC 288 against opponent Charles Jourdain.

Cejudo Can Walk Away With His Head Held High

UFC 288 results: Henry Cejudo still isn’t sure if he is going to walk away from MMA — this time for good — but if he does, he can do so with his head held high.

Power Slap No. 1 In All Sports (NFL, NBA, NHL, F-1, WWE) ... Combined

UFC president and Power Slap owner, Dana White, says his slap league isn’t just doing well, it’s beating all other sports in terms of social media numbers.

‘Coat Boy’ Merab Still Waiting For ‘Suga’ Tip

"Suga" and "The Machine" continue to rib each other over an incident at UFC 288 where Merab stole Sean’s Thriller coat in the cage.

Is Henry Cejudo Retiring?

Hear everything "Triple C" had to say about his possible retirement after losing a Bantamweight title fight to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288.

Matches To Make After UFC 288

UFC 288 results: It’s time to see who could be next for all of the main card winners from last night’s "Sterling vs. Cejudo" event last night.

Burns Shares Update On Injured Shoulder

A bum wing seemed to derail any chance of "Durinho" beating the always-tough Belal Muhammad at UFC 288. Here’s more info on the fight-altering injury.

Everything That Happened At UFC 288 Last Night!

Your one-stop shop for all the action from the opening "Prelims" bell to the final moments of the main event of UFC 288 last night (Sat., May 6, 2023) inside Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

UFC 288, The Morning After: The Gracie Experiment In 2023?!?

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