Completed MMA Event

UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo

UFC 288
  • Saturday 05.06.2023 at 06:30 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: Prudential Center
  • Location: Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $5,182,210
  • Attendance: 17,559
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Performance of the Night
    Jéssica Andrade vs. Xiaonan Yan   |   $50,000 bonus to Yan
  • Fight of the Night
    Movsar Evloev vs. Diego Lopes   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Performance of the Night
    Drew Dober vs. Matt Frevola   |   $50,000 bonus to Frevola

Referees

  • Herb Dean
    Sterling vs. Cejudo (12)Dober vs. Frevola (7)
  • Keith Peterson
    Muhammad vs. Burns (11)Evloev vs. Lopes (9)Williams vs. Bedoya (5)
  • Vitor Ribeiro
    Andrade vs. Yan (10)Rodriguez vs. Jandiroba (4)
  • Gary Copeland
    Gracie vs. Jourdain (8)Porter vs. Smith (3)Holmes vs. Ribeiro (1)
  • Gasper Oliver
    Clark vs. Nzechukwu (6)Aliskerov vs. Hawes (2)

Event Discussion

quazquaz
quazquaz

05.09.2023 | 8:14 AM ET




mulefloyd
mulefloyd

06.04.2023 | 9:02 AM ET

Finally got to watch this last week because there was no way in hell I was buying a PPV headlined by this fight. 

I actually scored it for Henry because clearly Sterling took round 5 off and I had it 2-2 going into the 5th. Big mistake to assume you're up as we saw last night in KKF/Albazi. 

First was pretty clearly Sterling but Cejudo adjusted in the 2nd and I gave that one and the 3rd to him and the 4th to Aljamain. Just like Lawler/Hendricks 2, sometimes a "bad" decision can be good because Cejudo winning would have sucked. I don't particularly like Aljamain but he's better than Henry. 
UNDER SURVEILLANCE
UNDER SURVEILLANCE

06.11.2023 | 6:20 PM ET

@mulefloyd 
I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN. I THOUGHT I DID GOOD ON THE FIGHTS.

BUT THEN. I HAD AH BOMB IN MY UNDERWEAR!

I KNOW MY PIC'S SUCK. BUT THAT'S JUST LIKE THE WAVES UP HERE ON THE LAKE. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. HEY GOOD LUCK ON YOUR FUTURE PIC'S! MAN.  KEN

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