Are you ready for UFC 288? Tonight, former two-division champion Henry Cejudo will step out of retirement and back into the Octagon opposite bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling. If you’re looking for ways to watch tonight's battle for the bantamweight title, know this: UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo will be available only as a pay-per-view fight through ESPN+, with prelims streaming free on the platform for subscribers and early prelims also playing on UFC Fight Pass.
Don't want to miss out on the action? Here’s how to watch UFC 288, including how to order the pay-per-view event, start times and fight card details, how to livestream the fight free with a VPN and more.
How to watch UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo
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Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Early prelims start time: 6 p.m. ET
Prelims start time: 8 p.m. ET
Main card start time: 10 p.m. ET
Location: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Free livestream: VPN
Where to stream UFC 288 main card and prelims
What time does the UFC fight start?
UFC is heading to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, for the first time in more than three years on Saturday. The fight will kick off with early prelims at 6 p.m. ET, followed by prelims at 8 p.m. ET and the main pay-per-view event scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET.
Who is headlining UFC this weekend?
Saturday's UFC main event will see Aljamain Sterling step into the Octagon opposite Henry Cejudo. This fight will mark Cejudo's first since his abrupt retirement back in 2020.
The co-main event will feature a clash in the welterweight division between top contenders Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad.
The main card has seen one shake up so far ahead of Saturday's fight, with Bryce Mitchell stepping out of his scheduled fight against Movsar Evloev. Diego Lopes is currently set to take his place.
UFC 288 full card (subject to change)
Main card: 10 p.m. ET (PPV through ESPN+)
Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling (C) (-105) vs. Henry Cejudo (-115)
Welterweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Belal Muhammad
Women's strawweight: Jessica Andrade vs. Xiaonan Yan
Bryce MitchellDiego Lopes vs. Movsar Evloev
Featherweight: Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain
Prelims: 8 p.m. ET (ESPN+)
Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Matt Frevola
Light heavyweight: Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Devin Clark
Welterweight: Khaos Williams vs. Rolando Bedoya
Women's strawweight: Marina Rodriguez vs. Virna Jandiroba
Early prelims: 6 p.m. ET (ESPN+, UFC FightPass)
Heavyweight: Braxton Smith vs. Parker Porter
Middleweight: Phil Hawes vs. Ikram Aliskerov
Flyweight: Rafael Estevam vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Middleweight: Joseph Holmes vs. Claudio Ribeiro
Bantamweight: Daniel Santos vs. Johnny Munoz