Henry Cejudo retired as UFC champion in 2020 and returns to fight for the belt at UFC 288.
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UFC 288 will be broadcast live from Newark, New Jersey on May 6, with bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling defending his title against Henry Cejudo. The main card of UFC 288 will be a pay-per-view event, and you can pre-order it for $80 to watch on ESPN+.

Sterling has successfully defended his bantamweight belt twice to date, his most recent win coming in the second round against TJ Dillashaw. Sterling has won eight straight fights since 2018, while his challenger Cejudo is coming out of retirement in 2020. Cejudo was once a world champion in bantamweight and flyweight and defended both titles at the same time. His record includes six straight wins before his retirement and a 32-second knockout against Dillashaw.

Also on the main card, Gilbert Burns will fight Belal Muhammad less than a month after Burns defeated Jorge Masvidal by decision at UFC 287. Muhammad’s last fight was in October 2022 when he defeated Sean Brady. Muhammad has won his last four fights and hasn’t lost since 2019, despite pulling out of a fight with current UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards because of an eye bump.

How to watch UFC 288 in USA

You can catch the main event of UFC 288 on May 6 at 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+. The main card requires an ESPN+ subscription ($10/month) and an additional $80 pay-per-view fee.

Prior to the main event, early prelims will air at 6:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass, and prelims will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+.

The ESPN+ app is available on all major mobile and streaming devices including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Xbox One, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs and more.

Savings opportunities at ufc 288 pay-per-view price

If you’re looking to subscribe to ESPN+ to watch UFC 288, you can grab a discounted package.

New members can purchase an annual ESPN+ plan with access to UFC 288 for a total of $124.98. That’s more than 30% off the regular combined price of a one-year membership and a UFC PPV event.

After your first year of service, ESPN+ renews for the regular $100 annual fee.

How to watch UFC 288 in UK

UFC 288 can be watched in the UK with BT Sport, which costs £30 a month as a standalone service, although you might be able to add it to an existing TV plan for less. The fight will be streamed via BTSport.com and the BT Sport app, available on Apple and Android devices, Fire TV, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation and Samsung Smart TVs.

How to watch UFC 288 in Canada

In Canada, UFC 288 will be available from multiple pay-per-view TV providers including Bell, Rogers, Shaw and Telus. You can also purchase the pay-per-view directly through UFC Fight Pass. The pay-per-view usually costs $65.

Here is the fight card for ufc 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo


Early Prelims – 6:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass

  • Joseph Holmes vs. Claudio Ribeiro (middleweight)
  • Phil Hawes vs. Ikram Aliskerov (Middleweight)
  • Braxton Smith vs. Parker Porter (Heavyweight)

Prelims — 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+

  • Marina Rodriguez vs Virna Jandiroba (Women’s Strawweight)
  • Khaos Williams vs. Rolando Bedoya (welterweight)
  • Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Devin Clark (Light Heavyweight)
  • Drew Dober vs. Matt Frevola (Lightweight)

Main Card – 10pm ET on ESPN+

  • Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain (Featherweight)
  • Movsar Evloev vs. Diego Lopes (Featherweight)
  • Jessica Andrade vs. Yan Xiaonan (Women’s Strawweight)
  • Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns (welterweight)
  • Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo (Bantamweight Title Fight)

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