UFC 288 will be coming to New Jersey with the PPV event being hosted at the Prudential Center on May 6th.
The UFC is treading on after a very successful first quarter of 2023. We saw championship belts change hands, emphatic finishes, and arguably the best fight in UFC history (Alexander Volkanovski vs. Islam Makhachev).
The UFC is now trying to ramp things up as we get to the second half of 2023. They already have announced that they coming back to Miami, Florida which has been a long time coming for UFC 287. Now, they just announced that they will be making their way back to the Garden State to the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ which is somewhere that they haven’t been since 2019.
As of right now, the main event for this PPV event will be for the bantamweight championship as Aljamain Sterling is set to defend his title against “Triple C” Henry Cejudo who hasn’t fought in over three years due to retirement. There will be a ton of question marks surrounding Cejudo in his comeback fight which will make for a very intriguing fight.
We also can’t forget the amazing co-main event for the #1 contender in the lightweight division as Charles Oliveira looks to get back on track against the surging Beneil Dariush who is hoping that a win at UFC 288 will finally get him the title shot he’s been longing for.
UFC 288 Fight Card
The UFC has yet to finalize the entire fight card as they are still adding fights as the weeks go on but right now it is shaping up to be a great event for New Jersey fans. Let’s check out what is on tap for UFC 288 so far:
- Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo
- Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush
- Bryce Mitchell vs. Jonathan Pearce
- Jessica Andrade vs. Xiaonan Yan
- Khaos Williams vs. Rolando Bedoya
- Daniel Santos vs. Johnny Munoz Jr.
- Marina Rodriguez vs. Virna Jandiroba
- Andre Petroski vs. Armen Petrosyan
- Devin Clark vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
The top two fights aren’t the only great fights on tap for this PPV. We also have top-ranked fighters battling it out in the men’s featherweight division Bryce Mitchell and Jonathan Pearce, and two fights in the women’s strawweight division between Jessica Andrade and Xiaonan Yan, and Marina Rodriguez and Virna Jandiroba. This is one fight card you have to keep your eye on because you will not want to miss it.