UFC 288 will feature a main event showdown featuring Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo, check out all the details including fight date, start India time, venue, betting odds, PPV price, how to watch live, ticket prices, full fight card

Henry Cejudo is looking to become a three-division champion by ending Aljamain Sterling’s run as the current bantamweight king of the UFC.

UFC 288 Sterling vs Cejudo: Schedule, date, IST time, fight card, location, live stream telecast in India

Aljamain Sterling joined the UFC back in 2014 and currently has a 14-3 with the promotion. He is the current UFC bantamweight title champion.

The Funk Master last fought against an injured T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 280 in October, securing a TKO win.

Meanwhile, Cejudo is a 2008 Olympic gold medalist who won the UFC bantamweight title, to earn the “champ-champ” status. Following his win over Dominick Cruz in May 2020, Cejudo took a short retirement from the MMA to focus on his family.

UFC 288: Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo date and time

UFC 288: Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo will te place on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 based on the different time zones.

Given below are the different start times:

What time does UFC 288 early preliminary and preliminary card start?

The early preliminary card starts at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT / 10 PM GMT (Saturday, May 6) | 3:30 AM IST (Sunday, May 7), while the preliminary card starts at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT (Saturday, May 6) | 12 AM GMT / 5:30 AM IST (Sunday, May 7).

What time does UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo main card start?

The main card of UFC 288: Sterling vs Cejudo, featuring the Bantamweight World Championship bout between Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo, starts at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT (Saturday, May 6) | 2 AM GMT / 7:30 AM IST (Sunday, May 7).

Where and how to watch UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo in India?

Watch the LIVE coverage of UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo main card on Sony Sports Ten 2 (English), Sony Sports Ten 3 (Hindi) & Sony Sports Ten 4 (Tamil & Telugu) channels from 7:30 AM IST on 7th May. Fans in India, can also live stream the main card on Sony LIV.

FIGHT PASS Prelims 6 p.m. 11 p.m. 8 a.m.
Prelims 8 p.m. 1 a.m. 10 a.m
Main card 10 p.m. 3 a.m. 12 p.m.
Main event 12:15 a.m. 5:15 a.m. 2:15 p.m.  (approx.)

UFC 288 venue

UFC 288 is in the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Home to the New Jersey Devils, the arena can hold up to 19,500+ people.

Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo how to watch live

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
USA Saturday May 6 ESPN+, ESPN PPV
Canada Saturday May 6 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel,  Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass
UK Sunday May 7 BT Sport
Australia Sunday May 7 Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

UFC 288 Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo PPV price

Given below are the different PPV prices as well as subscription prices for UFC 288 across different streaming platforms:

Product Prices
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $9.99/month
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $99.99/year
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $12.99/month
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $19.99/month
UFC PPV Standalone $79.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $124.98, then $99.99/year
UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle $79.99, then $12.99/month

Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo ticket prices

Ticket Smarter are selling the tickets for the upcoming fight starting at $278. The rest fo teh tickets are available in the following price ranges – $300, $400, $500, $600, $700, $800, $900, $1,000, $2,000, $3,000, $4,000, $5,000, and $6,208.

Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo betting odds

According to Bet MGM, Henry Cejudo is the favorite with -115, while Aljamain Sterling is the -105 underdog.

Aljamain Sterling vs Henry Cejudo record and bio

Aljamain Sterling   Henry Cejudo
American Nationality American
July 31, 1989 DOB February 9, 1987
5-7 Height 5-4
71 inches Reach 64 inches
25 Total fights 18
22-3 (three KOs, eight wins via submission) Record 16-2 with eight wins via knockout

UFC 288 full fight card

Main card

Fighters Weight category
Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Henry Cejudo UFC bantamweight title
Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns Welterweights
Jessica Andrade vs. Yan Xiaonan Strawweights
Bryce Mitchell vs. Movsar Evloev Featherweights
Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain Featherweights


Fighters Weight category
Drew Dober vs. Matt Frevola Lightweights
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Devin Clark Light Heavyweights
Khaos Williams vs. Rolando Bedoya Welterweights
Marina Rodriguez vs. Virna Jandiroba Strawweights


Fighters Weight category
Braxton Smith vs. Parker Porter Heavyweights
Phil Hawes vs. Ikram Aliskerov Middleweights
Rafael Estevam vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov Flyweights
Joseph Holmes vs. Claudio Ribiero Middleweights
Daniel Santos vs. Johnny Munoz Jr. Bantamweights


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