The UFC Announced UFC 288 to Take Place in Newark, NJ
The UFC is returning to Newark, NJ at the Prudential Center for the first time in 4 years, with a stacked fight card that has all MMA fans excited. The event is set to take place on a Saturday night, with the main event being a championship for the bantamweight title between Aljamain Sterling and Triple C Henry Cejudo. Cejudo will be making his comeback in this fight after a three-year break since retiring from the sport. Sterling has been dominant since winning the title over Petr Yan and will look to continue his reign as champion. The co-main event will feature Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush as they battle it out for the number one contender spot in the lightweight division. Oliveira is looking to bounce back after losing the title to Dustin Poirier, while Dariush is on a six-fight winning streak and hoping for his title shot soon.
The Remaining Fight Card is Just As Impressive
The remaining fight card is shaping up nicely with some exciting matchups. Fans can look forward to two big matchups in the women’s strawweight division featuring Jessica Andrade vs. Xiaonan Yan, and Marina Rodriguez vs. Virna Jandiroba. In the men’s featherweight division, Bryce Mitchell and Jonathan Pearce will also go head to head. Additionally, there are some other intriguing matchups between Khaos Williams and Rolando Bedoya, Daniel Santos and Johnny Munoz Jr., Andre Petroski and Armen Petrosyan, and Devin Clark vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu.