Henry Cejudo can become a three-division champion when he returns from a brief hiatus to take on Aljamain Sterling’s run at UFC 288 on May 6.
‘Triple C’ will take on current bantamweight champion Sterling in the headline event of a stacked card at the Prudential Center in New Jersey.
Sterling has defended the belt twice, beating Petr Yan in a rematch as part of a bitter rivalry that developed between the pair after the fighter known as ‘Funk Master’ initially won the title from the Russian because of a controversial disqualification.
The American beat Yan by split decision at UFC 273, then won in more conclusive style with a knockout of TJ Dillashaw at UFC 280 in October 2022.
Belal Muhammad’s bantamweight contest with Gilbert Burns also features at UFC 288, as does a strawweight scrap between Jessica Andrade and Yan Xiaonan.
The Sporting News will have live results from UFC 288, as well as the full schedule and details on how to tune in.
UFC 288 full card results
The Sporting News will update this page throughout fight night with every result from the card.
- Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Henry Cejudo for the UFC bantamweight title
- Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns; Welterweights
- Jessica Andrade vs. Yan Xiaonan; Strawweights
- Diego Lopes vs. Movsar Evloev; Featherweights
- Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain; Featherweights
- Drew Dober vs. Matt Frevola; Lightweights
- Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Devin Clark; Light Heavyweights
- Khaos Williams vs. Rolando Bedoya; Welterweights
- Virna Jandiroba def. Marina Rodriguez via unanimous decision; Strawweights
FIGHT PASS Prelims
- Parker Porter def. Braxton Smith via round one TKO; Heavyweights
- Ikram Aliskerov def. Phil Hawes via round one KO; Middleweights
- Claudio Ribiero def. Joseph Holmes via round two TKO; Middleweights
What time is UFC 288? Sterling vs. Cejudo schedule
- Date: Saturday, May 6 | Sunday, May 7
- FIGHT PASS Prelims: 6 p.m. ET | 11 p.m. BST | 8 a.m. AEST
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. BST | 10 a.m. AEST
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. BST | 12 p.m. AEST
- Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. BST | 2:15 p.m. AEST (approx.)
Sterling and Cejudo should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. BST | 2:15 p.m. AEST, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States||Sat. May 6||ESPN+, ESPN PPV|
|Canada||Sat. May 6||BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass|
|United Kingdom||Sun. May 7||BT Sport|
|Australia||Sun. May 7||Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass|
The main card for UFC 288 is available in the U.S. and Mexico on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN+.
In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass
In the United Kingdom, the main card will be available on BT Sport, with the prelims available on UFC Fight Pass.
In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
Published at Sun, 07 May 2023 00:35:05 +0000