The biggest MMA promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to organize its upcoming PPV event on May 6, 2023. UFC 288 will feature the Bantamweight Championship bout in the main event where Aljamain Sterling will take on Henry Cejudo to defend his title. The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey decided as the host venue where 19,500 fans can watch the competition live in front of their eyes. While others have to go through the live streams to catch the action. The contestants are lined up as the details about UFC 288 fight card announced.
UFC 288 Fight Card
|Bantamweight||Aljamain Sterling vs Henry Cejudo||Main Event|
|Welterweight||Belal Muhammad vs Gilbert Burns||Co-Main Event|
|Women’s Strawweight||Jéssica Andrade vs Yan Xiaonan||Main Card|
|Featherweight||Movsar Evloev vs Bryce Mitchell||Main Card|
|Featherweight||Kron Gracie vs Charles Jourdain||Main Card|
|Lightweight||Drew Dober vs Matt Frevola||Main Card|
|Light Heavyweight||Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Devin Clark||Preliminary Card|
|Welterweight||Khaos Williams vs Rolando Bedoya||Preliminary Card|
|Women’s Strawweight||Marina Rodriguez vs Virna Jandiroba||Preliminary Card|
|Heavyweight||Braxton Smith vs Parker Porter||Preliminary Card|
|Middleweight||Phil Hawes vs Ikram Aliskerov||Early Preliminary Card|
|Flyweight||Rafael Estevam vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov||Early Preliminary Card|
|Middleweight||Joseph Holmes vs Claudio Ribiero||Early Preliminary Card|
|Bantamweight||Daniel Santos vs Johnny Muñoz Jr.||Early Preliminary Card|
Who Is Fighting In The Main-Event?
Aljamain Sterling has won the UFC Bantamweight Championship at UFC 259, back in March 2021 and has succcessfully defended it in the next two bouts. Now, he will enter the ring third time to make another successful defence at UFC 288 against Henry Cejudo. He was also the former Bantamweight Champion and has won the title in 2019 but evacuated it in 2020 due to retirement. Now, Cejudo is looking to make a dramatic comeback with winning the title. Thus, all eyes will be on the main event of UFC 288.
Which Fight Selected In The Co-Main Event?
The man with unbeaten record since 2019 Belal Muhammad is entering the ring after defeating Sean Brady in his last match at UFC 280 in October 2022. He is in sublime form and will meet Gilbert Burns in the Co-Main event who is also in good touch. Burns also competed for UFC Welterweight Championship in his career but faced loss. Now, he will appear in the co-main event fight of UFC 288 in a non-title welterweight match against Belal.
All these are the details about the UFC 288 fight card. There are chances that some more fights will be added to the card near the fight. If there is any change, we will make them available here. Stay tuned for more information!