The highly anticipated UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo event is set to take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The main event features an exciting bout between undisputed UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo, who is making his return to the Octagon after a three-year hiatus. This champ – versus – former champ battle promises to be one for the ages.
The co-main event features two fan favorites in the welterweight division, as No. 4 ranked Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad takes on No. 5 ranked Gilbert “Durinho” Burns, with both fighters eyeing a shot at the title.
Also on the main card is a women’s strawweight bout between China’s No. 6 ranked Yan Xiaonan and former champion No. 4 ranked Jessica Andrade, as Xiaonan makes her bid for a future contender’s spot against reigning queen Zhang Weili.
Featherweight Kron Gracie returns to the Octagon in the scheduled main card opener against Charles Jourdain, while Elite lightweights Drew Dober and Matt Frevola face off to close the preliminary card.
In the early prelims, Kennedy Nzechukwu and Devin Clark face off in a light heavyweight bout, while welterweight Khaos Williams takes on Rolando Bedoya in his UFC debut. Women’s strawweight Marina Rodriguez and Virna Jandiroba will also battle it out, with Rodriguez looking to defend her No. 5 ranking.
Fans can catch all the action of UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo live and exclusively on television, and streaming options are available for those watching from India. The event promises to be a thrilling night of fights for UFC fans around the world.
UFC 288 Date and Location?
The upcoming event is scheduled to happen on Saturday, May 6, at the Prudential Center located in Newark, New Jersey. As there is a significant time difference in India, the event is expected to commence in the early hours of Sunday, May 7, for viewers in India.
At what time will the UFC 288 early preliminary and preliminary card begin?
The early preliminary card for the upcoming event will commence at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT / 10 PM GMT on Saturday, May 6th, with the preliminary card scheduled to begin at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on the same day. For viewers in India, the early preliminary card will begin at 3:30 AM IST on Sunday, May 7th, while the preliminary card is set to begin at 12 AM GMT / 5:30 AM IST on the same day.
What time does UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo main card start?
The highly-anticipated UFC 288 main card, which included the Bantamweight World Championship fight between Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo, commenced at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT on Saturday, May 6. For viewers in different time zones, the event started at 2 AM GMT / 7:30 AM IST on Sunday, May 7.
UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo Fight Broadcast & Online Streaming Information in India?
Watch the LIVE broadcast of the main card for UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo on Sony Sports Ten 2 (English), Sony Sports Ten 3 (Hindi), and Sony Sports Ten 4 (Tamil & Telugu) channels starting at 7:30 AM IST on May 7th. Fans in India can also catch the main card via live streaming on Sony LIV..
UFC 288 Fight Card
Exciting Matchups Announced for UFC 288 Main Card
- Bantamweight World Championship Bout: Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Henry Cejudo
- Welterweight Bout: Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns
- Women’s Strawweight Bout: Jessica Andrade vs. Yan Xiaonan
- Featherweight Bout: Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain
- Lightweight Bout: Drew Dober vs. Matt Frevola
- Light Heavyweight Bout: Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Devin Clark
- Welterweight Bout: Khaos Williams vs. Rolando Bedoya
- Women’s Strawweight Bout: Marina Rodriguez vs. Virna Jandiroba
Early Preliminary Card
- Heavyweight Bout: Braxton Smith vs. Parker Porter
- Middleweight Bout: Phil Hawes vs. Ikram Aliskerov
- Flyweight Bout: Rafael Estevam vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
- Middleweight Bout: Joseph Holmes vs. Claudio Ribeiro
- Bantamweight Bout: Daniel Santos vs. Johnny Munoz Jr.
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