UFC 288: Sterling vs Cejudo Fight Tonight, date, time, ticket, How watch
On the night of May 6, 2023, the UFC held its highly anticipated event UFC 288, featuring a main event bout between bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and former two-division champion Henry Cejudo.
Sterling, who won the bantamweight title in 2021 with a submission victory over Petr Yan, entered the fight as the slight favorite. Cejudo, who retired in 2020 but announced his comeback earlier this year, was looking to become the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in three different weight classes.
The first round of the fight saw Sterling looking to utilize his grappling skills, attempting several takedown attempts. Cejudo, however, was able to defend them and land some significant strikes on the feet.
In the second round, Cejudo continued to showcase his striking skills, landing a big right hand that hurt Sterling. He followed up with a flurry of punches and kicks, but Sterling was able to weather the storm and survive the round.
The third round saw Sterling bounce back, landing some good strikes of his own and finally securing a takedown. He was able to maintain top control for the rest of the round, landing some ground and pound in the process.
In the fourth round, Sterling took control of the fight. He landed a big head kick that hurt Cejudo and followed up with a barrage of strikes that forced the referee to step in and stop the fight, awarding Sterling the TKO victory.
With the win, Sterling solidified his place as the top bantamweight in the world and potentially set up a future rematch with Yan, who he has had a heated rivalry with since winning the title.
As for Cejudo, the loss may have put a damper on his comeback hopes, but he remains a legendary figure in the sport and one of the greatest fighters of all time.
Overall, UFC 288 was a night filled with exciting fights and memorable moments, culminating in a thrilling main event between two of the best bantamweights in the world.