The upcoming pay-per-view event from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been announced, with the main card set to showcase the highly-anticipated bantamweight championship fight.
The promotion has confirmed the line-up for UFC 288, which is scheduled to take place at Newark’s Prudential Center on May 6. The headline event of the evening will see reigning champion Aljamain Sterling go head-to-head with former two-weight titleholder Henry Cejudo in a clash that is expected to be closely contested.
In an exciting co-main event fight, former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira will step back into the octagon for the first time since losing to Islam Makhachev at UFC 280 in October 2021; he will take on rising star Beneil Dariush in what could be a critical turning point in his career.
Also on the main card, a crucial showdown is slated between Jessica Andrade and Yan Xiaonan in the strawweight division. Meanwhile, featherweights Bryce Mitchell and Jonathan Pearce will meet in a contest that promises to deliver fireworks.
The main card will open with the much-anticipated return of Kron Gracie, who will be making his first appearance in the UFC in nearly four years. Gracie will take on Charles Jourdain, setting the tone for an evening of outstanding mixed martial arts action.
In summary, the UFC 288 card is set to be a momentous occasion, featuring some of the most exciting fighters in the game. With a range of battles across different weight classes, there is something for every fan of the sport to enjoy.
The main event title fight is sure to be a highlight, as the gritty Aljamain Sterling takes on the dangerous Henry Cejudo for the bantamweight championship belt. All eyes will be on the Prudential Center on May 6 as these fierce competitors look to outdo each other and cement their legacies in the UFC.