The bad blood has been boiling, and on May 6, UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo will settle their score in the main event of UFC 288 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
In the co-main event, it's a pivotal clash in the welterweight division when top contenders Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad collide.
Returning to the Octagon for the first time since his May 2020 victory over Dominick Cruz, Cejudo is one of the most decorated athletes in combat sports with an Olympic gold medal in wrestling and bantamweight and flyweight world titles in the UFC. But on this Cinco de Mayo weekend, the proud Mexican-American will be in with the best bantamweight in the world in Sterling, the current titleholder who has won eight in a row, defeating Cory Sandhagen, Petr Yan and TJ Dillashaw along the way.
How do I stream UFC 288 on ESPN+?
The UFC 288: Sterling vs Cejudo Early Prelims kickoff Saturday, April at 6pm ET / 3pm PT in the United States on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass. The Prelims air at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on ESPN and ESPN+ and the Main Card will air exclusively on ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.
Who's fighting at UFC 288?
- Main Event: Aljamain Sterling vs Henry Cejudo
- Co-Main: Gilbert Burns vs Belal Muhammad
- Jessica Andrade vs Xiaonan Yan
- Movsar Evloev vs Bryce Mitchell
- Kron Gracie vs Charles Jourdain
- Drew Dober vs Matt Frevola
- Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Devin Clark
- Khaos Williams vs Ronaldo Bedoya
- Marina Rodriguez vs Virna Jandiroba
- Braxton Smith vs Parker Porter
- Phil Hawes vs Ikram Aliskerov
- Rafael Estevam vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov
- Joseph Holmes vs Claudio Ribeiro
- Daniel Santos vs Johnny Munoz
Central Europe (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, and Sweden)
- Main Card: 4am CET (Sunday) on:
- Prelims: 2am CET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS, Discovery+ (Netherlands), RMC Sport 2 (France), and Eurosport (Spain)
- Early Prelims: 12am CET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS
Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Macau, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, East Timor)
UFC 288: Sterling vs Cejudo took place live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on May 6, 2023. See the Final Results, Official Scorecards and Who Won Bonuses - and relive the action on UFC Fight Pass