UFC 288: Full results, video highlights, updates – Sterling vs Cejudo

Check out the live results and updates from UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo, taking place on May 7th at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

By: Eddie Mercado | 5 months ago
UFC 288: Full results, video highlights, updates – Sterling vs Cejudo
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Check back in here tonight to see what’s happening with the UFC 288 card, which is kicking off from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Start time is 6:30pm ET.

The PPV main card will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between the defending champ, Aljamain Sterling, and an un-retiring king looking to reclaim his crown, Henry Cejudo. The UFC 288 co-main event has a welterweight title eliminator in the co-main event when the promotion’s the UFC’s #4 ranked, Belal Muhammad, throws down with the #5 ranked, Gilbert Burns.

The early prelims begin at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm, PT, immediately followed by the regular preliminary card. Both broadcasts can be streamed on ESPN+. The PPV main card is slated for 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT, and can be purchased on ESPN+.

UFC 288 fight card

Main card

  • Aljamain Sterling def. Henry Cejudo by split decision (48-47 x2, 47-48): Bantamweight Title
  • Belal Muhammad def. Gilbert Burns by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46 x2): Welterweight
  • Xiaonan Yan def. Jéssica Andrade by KO at 2:20 of round 1: Strawweight
  • Movsar Evloev def. Diego Lopes by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2): Featherweight
  • Charles Jourdain def. Kron Gracie by unanimous decision (30-27 x3): Featherweight


  • Matt Frevola def. Drew Dober by TKO at 4:08 of round 1: Lightweight
  • Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Devin Clark by technical submission (Ninja Choke) at 2:28 of round 2: Light Heavyweight
  • Khaos Williams def. Rolando Bedoya by split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29): Welterweight
  • Virna Jandiroba def. Marina Rodriguez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2): Strawweight

Early prelims

  • Parker Porter def. Braxton Smith by TKO at 2:10 of round 1: Heavyweight
  • Ikram Aliskerov def. Phil Hawes by KO at 2:10 of round 1: Middleweight
  • Claudio Ribeiro def. Joseph Holmes by TKO at 3:21 of round 2: Middleweight
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Eddie Mercado is a writer and content creator for Bloody Elbow, and has covered combat sports since 2015. Eddie covers everything from betting odds and live events, to fighter interviews and co-hosting the 6th Round post-fight show and the 6th Round Retro. He retired at 1-0 in professional MMA, competed in one Muay Thai match in Thailand, and is currently a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the great Diego Bispo.

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