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Who is fighting on the undercard of UFC 288 this weekend?

Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad will meet in the co-main event of UFC 288 this weekend, before Henry Cejudo challenges Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight title.

Burns is turning around fast, having last fought just a month ago. The Brazilian outpointed Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287 to move closer to a second welterweight title shot, and he can still clinch that fight if he can beat Muhammad.

American Muhammad has won eight fights in a row with the exception of a No Contest against Leon Edwards in 2021, the year before Edwards won the welterweight title. Muhammad will now look to outdo Burns and use his track record with the reigning champion to set up a shot at gold.

In Saturday’s main event, Cejudo returns after three years away to challenge Sterling, who holds the bantamweight title Cejudo previously held along with the flyweight belt.

Here is everything you need to know.

When is?

UFC 288 will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, May 6.

The first prelims will kick off at 11pm BST (3pm PT, 5pm CT, 6pm ET), with the prelims to follow at 1am BST on Sunday, May 7 (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET on Saturday). The main card is scheduled for 3am BST on Sunday (7pm PT, 9pm CT, 10pm ET on Saturday).

How can I see it?

The card will be broadcast live on BT Sport in the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and website also broadcasting the fights.

In the US, ESPN+ will broadcast the action live, as will UFC Fight Pass.


British Pound – 19/20

Browed – 5/6

Full odds via Betway.

Full card (subject to change)

Principal card

Gilbert Burns takes a quick turn after beating Jorge Masvidal

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Aljamain Sterling (C) vs. Henry Cejudo (bantamweight title)

Gilbert Burns vs. Belal Muhammad (welterweight)

Jessica Andrade vs Yan Xiaonan (women’s strawweight)

Movsar Evloev vs Bryce Mitchell (featherweight)

Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain (featherweight)


Drew Dober vs. Matt Frevola (lightweight)

Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Devin Clark (light heavyweight)

Khaos Williams vs. Rolando Bedoya (welterweight)

Marina Rodríguez vs Virna Jandiroba (women’s strawweight)

first preliminaries

Braxton Smith vs. Parker Porter (heavyweight)

Phil Hawes vs. Ikram Aliskerov (middleweight)

Rafael Estevam vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov (flyweight)

Joseph Holmes vs. Claudio Ribeiro (middleweight)

Daniel Santos vs. Johnny Munoz (bantamweight)

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