Aljamain Sterling defends the UFC bantamweight title towards Henry Cejudo in the primary occasion of UFC 288 tonight.
Sterling is making his third defence of the belt, which Cejudo beforehand held and vacated upon his retirement from preventing in 2020.
Now Cejudo, who additionally held the flyweight title as one in all 4 dual-weight champions in UFC historical past, makes a long-awaited return to problem for the 135lbs belt, as the previous Olympic gold medalist appears to be like to reinforce his declare to the standing of ‘greatest combat-sports athlete of all time’.
Sterling, who’s unbeaten since 2017 with eight straight wins, will look to thwart Cejudo in his endeavour and construct upon profitable defences towards Petr Yan and TJ Dillashaw. Here’s all you could know.
When is it?
UFC 288 will happen on the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday 6 May.
The early prelims will start at 11pm BST (3pm PT, 5pm CT, 6pm ET), with the prelims following at 1am BST on Sunday 7 May (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET on Saturday). The important card is then scheduled for 3am BST on Sunday (7pm PT, 9pm CT, 10pm ET on Saturday).
How can I watch it?
The card will air reside on BT Sport within the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and web site additionally streaming the fights.
In the US, ESPN+ will stream the motion reside, as will the UFC’s Fight Pass.
Sterling – 19/20
Cejudo – 5/6
Full odds through Betway.
Full card (topic to alter)
Aljamain Sterling (C) vs Henry Cejudo (bantamweight title)
Gilbert Burns vs Belal Muhammad (welterweight)
Jessica Andrade vs Yan Xiaonan (girls’s strawweight)
Movsar Evloev vs Diego Lopes (featherweight)
Kron Gracie vs Charles Jourdain (featherweight)
Drew Dober vs Matt Frevola (light-weight)
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Devin Clark (light-heavyweight)
Khaos Williams vs Rolando Bedoya (welterweight)
Marina Rodriguez vs Virna Jandiroba (girls’s strawweight)
Parker Porter def. Braxton Smith through first-round TKO (2:10)
Ikram Aliskerov def. Phil Hawes through first-round KO (2:10)
Claudio Ribeiro def. Joseph Holmes through second-round TKO (3:21)
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