UFC 288 Results

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns on Saturday, May 6 from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. and MMASucka.com will have full UFC 288 results for you all night long.

UFC 288 Results

The main event at UFC 288 features a battle for the bantamweight championship, as current kingpin Aljamain Sterling takes on ‘Triple C’ Henry Cejudo.

Sterling won the 135-pound title in controversial fashion at UFC 259 in 2021 when he Petr Yan landed an illegal knee and was disqualified. At UFC 273, Sterling returned in a rematch against Yan and proved that he was the true champ, earning the split decision victory. In his most recent outing, ‘Funkmaster’ earned a second-round finish against former champion T.J. Dillashaw.

Cejudo will return to action for the first time since May 9, 2020, when he retired from the sport of MMA after earning a second-round TKO finish of Dominick Cruz. The Olympic gold medalist is riding a six-fight winning streak, which included winning and defending titles in two different weight classes.

Also on the UFC 288 fight card

The evening’s co-main event will be welterweights Belal Muhammad taking on Gilbert Burns. Muhammad is riding a ridiculous 8-0, 1NC streak leading into the fight. Most recently he earned Performance of the Night honors when he finished Sean Brady in the second round at UFC 280. After losing to Khamzat Chimaev, Burns returned to his winning ways by beating Neil Magny via first-round submission and most recently Jorge Masvidal by decision.

Check out full UFC 288 results below.

MAIN CARD (ESPN+ PPV – 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET)

Aljamain Sterling def. Henry Cejudo via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Belal Muhammad def. Gilbert Burns via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
Yan Xiaonan def. Jessica Andrade via TKO (punches) at 2:20 of Round 1
Movsar Evloev def. Diego Lopes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Charles Jourdain def. Kron Gracie via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Matt Frevola def. Drew Dober via TKO (strikes) at 4:08 of Round 1
Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Devin Clark via submission (Standing Guillotine Choke) at 2:28 of Round 2
Khaos Williams def. Rolando Bedoya via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Virna Jandiroba def. Marina Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+ 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET)

Parker Porter def. Braxton Smith via TKO (Strikes) at 2:10 of Round 1
Ikram Aliskerov def. Phil Hawes via Knockout (Punch) at 2:10 of Round 1
Claudio Ribeiro def. Joseph Holmes via TKO (Strikes) at 3:21 of Round 2

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Jonathan Andrade is a longtime sports reporter based in Southern California. A graduate of Cal State Northridge, Andrade was a full-time newspaper reporter in Ventura County for six years. While covering all sports throughout his career, Andrade gravitated to the storylines of MMA. Away from writing, Andrade enjoys time with his wife and son, and produces a YouTube channel all about reselling.

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