UFC 288: Preview, Date & Time, Livestream, and Fight Cards

The next major PPV event of Ultimate Fighting Championship has just been announced. Read to know the UFC 288 schedule, live stream, and fight card info here.


UFC’s next major event is titled “UFC 288: Sterling vs Cejudo.” The event featuring 14 bouts will take place this Saturday night in New jersey. Five of the bouts will be under the main card, while the rest of 9 will be featured in preliminary card.

The main event card will feature Aljamain Sterling’s UFC Bantamweight title defense fight against Henry Cejudo. Meanwhile, Belal Muhammad will fight Gilbert Burns under the co-main card.

American professional, Aljamain Sterling is popularly called “Funk Master.” His current career record is 22 wins to 3 losses with an ongoing 8-win streak. Sterling defeated TJ Dillashaw at the UFC 280 via TKO in 2022. The same year, he won the UFC 273 bout against Petr yan via split decision.

Henry Cejudo is an American professional mixed martial artist. Known as “The Messenger,” Cejudo has a career record of 16-2. He has a 6 win streak with 44% KO-to-win ratio. The fighter last fought against Dominick Cruz at the UFC 249. He won the 2020 bout via KO.

When will be UFC 288 held?

  • Date: Friday, May 05, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. ET

UFC’s upcoming 288 event will take place this Friday, May 05, 2023. It will begin with preliminary card fights starting at 10:00 p.m. ET. Which will then be followed by main card ring walk at 01:00 a.m. ET.

­How to Watch the event on TV?

UFC 288 will be a PPV exclusive event. Therefore, it will be unavailable to watch on TV.

How to Livestream UFC 288?

  • ESPN+
  • BT Sports Live

ESPN+ will provide live stream of the Friday night UFC event via PPV in the United States. The PPV is listed at $80 at present. While in the United Kingdom, it will be available on BT Sports live.

Where will the event be held?

  • Venue: Prudential Center
  • Location: Newark, New Jersey, United States

UFC 288 will take place at the Prudential Center. The multipurpose indoor arena is home to New Jersey Devils. It is located near the central business district of Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Fight Cards:

Here is the full fight card from the upcoming professional MMA event –

Main Card:

  • Aljamain Sterling vs Henry Cejudo
  • Belal Muhammad vs Gilbert Burns
  • Jessica Andrade vs yan Xiaonan
  • Movser Evloev vs Diego Lopes
  • Kron Gracie vs Charles Jourdain

Preliminary Card:

  • Drew Dober vs Matt Frevola
  • Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Devin Clark
  • Khaos Williams vs Ronaldo Bedoya
  • Marina Rodriguez vs Virna Jandiroba

Early Preliminary Card:

  • Branxton Smith vs Parker Porter
  • Phil Hawes vs Ikram Aliskerov
  • Rafael Estevam vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov
  • Joseph Holmes vs Claudio Ribeiro
  • Daniel Santos vs Johnny Munoz Jr.

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