Aljamain Sterling returned to the UFC Octagon saturday night for UFC 288 to take on Henry Cejudo. The event took place on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Sterling vs. Cejudo featured 14 bouts, some were more fun to watch than others.
UFC 288 was headlined by a clash between Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo, with Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns serving as the night’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, Kalinn Williams went to war against Rolando Bedoya. Let’s find out who won at the UFC 288. View the full results for ‘Sterling vs. Cejudo’-led fight card below.
|UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo|
|May 6, 2023|
|Newark, New Jersey|
|Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo|
|Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns|
UFC 288 was live 32 days ago and was the 645th event in UFC history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter season finales.
Who won at UFC 288
Below is the 14-fight order and UFC 288 results. Here are the real winners and losers from Saturday‘s event:
- Aljamain Sterling defeated Henry Cejudo via Decision (Split) (Round 5 / 5:00)
- Belal Muhammad defeated Gilbert Burns by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 5 / 5:00)
- Xiaonan Yan defeated Jessica Andrade via KO (Punches) (Round 1 / 2:20)
- Movsar Evloev defeated Diego Lopes by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Charles Jourdain defeated Kron Gracie by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Matt Frevola defeated Drew Dober by TKO (Punches) (Round 1 / 4:08)
- Kennedy Nzechukwu defeated Devin Clark by Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) (Round 2 / 2:28)
- Kalinn Williams defeated Rolando Bedoya by Decision (Split) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Virna Jandiroba defeated Marina Rodriguez by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Parker Porter defeated Braxton Smith by TKO (Punches) (Round 1 / 2:10)
- Ikram Aliskerov defeated Phil Hawes by KO (Punches) (Round 1 / 2:10)
- Claudio Ribeiro defeated Joseph Holmes by TKO (Punches) (Round 2 / 3:21)
UFC 288 Results
The results are listed in ascending order, starting from the first fight ending with the night’s main event. Be sure to check out UFC 288 payouts and bonuses.
Claudio Ribeiro vs. Joseph Holmes
The second fight at UFC 288 was Joseph Holmes vs. Claudio Ribeiro. Claudio Ribeiro won in Round 2 at 3:21 by TKO (Punches).
Ikram Aliskerov vs. Phil Hawes
The following bout was between Phil Hawes and Ikram Aliskerov. Ikram Aliskerov beat Phil Hawes by KO (Punches) in Round 1 at 2:10.
Parker Porter vs. Braxton Smith
In the fourth bout, Parker Porter defeated Braxton Smith by TKO (Punches) at 2:10 of Round 1.
Virna Jandiroba vs. Marina Rodriguez
The fifth bout ended at 5:00 of Round 3 with Virna Jandiroba defeating Marina Rodriguez by Decision (Unanimous).
Kalinn Williams vs. Rolando Bedoya
In the sixth fight of the night, Rolando Bedoya lost to Kalinn Williams at 5:00 of Round 3.
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Devin Clark
Kennedy Nzechukwu got the better of Devin Clark and won by Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round 2 at 2:28.
Matt Frevola vs. Drew Dober
The eighth bout was between Drew Dober and Matt Frevola. Matt Frevola beat Drew Dober by TKO (Punches) at 4:08 of Round 1.
Charles Jourdain vs. Kron Gracie
The ninth fight at UFC 288 was Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain. Charles Jourdain won in Round 3 at 5:00 by Decision (Unanimous).
Movsar Evloev vs. Diego Lopes
In the tenth bout, Movsar Evloev battled Diego Lopes and took the win by Decision (Unanimous) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Xiaonan Yan vs. Jessica Andrade
Right before the co-main event, Xiaonan Yan prevailed over Jessica Andrade. Xiaonan Yan won by KO (Punches) at 2:20 of Round 1.
Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns
In the co-main event, Belal Muhammad defeated Gilbert Burns via Decision (Unanimous) at 5:00 of Round 5; Keith Peterson was the third man in the cage.
Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo
In the main event, referee Herb Dean called an end to the bout at 5:00 of Round 5. Aljamain Sterling defeated Henry Cejudo by Decision (Split).
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