The UFC roadshow rolls into Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday, May 6, as UFC 288 emanates from the Prudential Center. The main event is at Bantamweight, where Aljamian Sterling defends his belt against Henry Cajudo. Buying UFC tickets is fast, easy, and risk-free with Immortal Seats, so buy now and avoid missing out on what should be a quality card.
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This is the chance for Sterling to get the career-defining championship retention that he craves. He has defended the strap on three occasions, but not one of those wins has been of the type that will define his reign. Cejudo hasn’t fought in almost three years, stunningly retiring as UFC bantamweight champion when he was at the peak of his powers. The fact that he has jumped a line of contenders for this spot shows how highly he is thought of, with one of the most accomplished wrestlers in the sport ready to give Sterling a serious run for his money here.
The co-main is also a matchup that matters. Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns take to the octagon in a match that will put the winner in a great position for a welterweight title shot. Given that the two accepted this bout on 16 days’ notice, they are both always ready to fight and understand the importance of striking while the iron is hot in a sport with ever-evolving rankings