May 06 2023

Prudential Center, Newark, United States

Main Event
5 rounds @ Bantamweight
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Belts on The Line

UFC Bantamweight Championship
Co-Main Event
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5 rounds @ Welterweight
Main Card
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3 rounds @ Women’s Strawweight
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3 rounds @ Featherweight
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3 rounds @ Featherweight

UFC 288 Report

When Was UFC 288?

UFC 288 took place on Saturday, May 6th, 2023, at Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey in the United States.

Who won the main event at UFC 288?

Aljamain Sterling beat Henry Cejudo by split decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC 288.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Aljamain Sterling.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

This contest was for the UFC Bantamweight championship.

What were the results at UFC 288?

At UFC 288 in the co-main event, Belal Muhammad was victorious over Gilbert Burns by decision in their Welterweight contest.

On the main card, Jessica Andrade lost to Yan Xiaonan by knockout in a Women’s Strawweight bout, Movsar Evloev defeated Diego Lopes by decision at Featherweight, and Kron Gracie was defeated by Charles Jourdain on points in their Featherweight contest.

On the prelim card, Drew Dober lost to Matt Frevola by knockout in a Lightweight bout, Devin Clark was overcome by Kennedy Nzechukwu by submission at Light Heavyweight, Khaos Williams was victorious over Rolando Bedoya on points in their Welterweight contest, and Marina Rodriguez lost to Virna Jandiroba by decision in a Women’s Strawweight fight.

Rounding off the prelim portion of the card, Parker Porter defeated Braxton Smith by knockout in a Heavyweight bout, Ikram Aliskerov was victorious over Phil Hawes with a KO at Middleweight, and Joseph Holmes lost to Claudio Ribeiro by knockout in their Middleweight contest.

UFC 288 Results.

These are the fight results from the main card of UFC 288:

Main Event
  • Aljamain Sterling def. Henry Cejudo, Split Decision (Bantamweight - 5 Rounds)

Co Main Event
  • Belal Muhammad def. Gilbert Burns, Unanimous Decision (Welterweight - 5 Rounds)

Main Card
  • Yan Xiaonan def. Jessica Andrade, KO, Round 1 (Women’s Strawweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Movsar Evloev def. Diego Lopes, Unanimous Decision (Featherweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Charles Jourdain def. Kron Gracie, Unanimous Decision (Featherweight - 3 Rounds)

  • Matt Frevola def. Drew Dober, KO, Round 1 (Lightweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Devin Clark, Sub, Round 2 (Light Heavyweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Khaos Williams def. Rolando Bedoya, Split Decision (Welterweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Virna Jandiroba def. Marina Rodriguez, Unanimous Decision (Women’s Strawweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Parker Porter def. Braxton Smith, KO, Round 1 (Heavyweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Ikram Aliskerov def. Phil Hawes, KO, Round 1 (Middleweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Claudio Ribeiro def. Joseph Holmes, KO, Round 2 (Middleweight - 3 Rounds)

Who broadcasted UFC 288?

In the US, the ESPN Pay Per View show was expected to begin at 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST. In the UK, the BT Sport 1 broadcast of the card was expected to start at 1:00 AM (BST).

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