Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-05-06, pretty good mma bout: Aljamain Sterling vs Henry Cejudo gets three stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Cejudo vs Sterling is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 6th, at the Prudential Center in Newark (New Jersey, United States), in a 5-round bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg) bout; it is the main event of UFC 288 and it is is valid for the UFC bantamweight championship (Sterling’s third defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Aljamain Sterling record
The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and current Ufc Bw champion Aljamain Sterling entered this fight with a professional mma record of 22-3-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 bantamweight in the world.
He lost to Marlon Moraes at the end of 2017 (Aljamain Sterling vs Marlon Moraes) but then he has won eight bouts defeating, in his last three, twice Petr Yan (via disqualification – illegal knee, Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling I and a controversial split decision in the rematch Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan II) and once TJ Dillashaw (Aljamain Sterling vs TJ Dillashaw).
Sterling’s next fight: Aljamain Sterling vs Sean O’Malley
Henry Cejudo record
His opponent, the 2008 Olympic freestyle wrestling gold medalist, former Ufc Flw and Bw champ Henry Cejudo, has an official record of 16-2-0 (50% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since 2020.
He lost two consecutive bouts in 2016, against Demetrious Johnson (in their first bout, Johnson vs Cejudo I) and Joseph Benavidez (via split decision, Benavidez vs Cejudo), but then he has won six fights beating Marlon Moraes (Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes) and Dominick Cruz in his last two (Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz).
Here is the UFC 288 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN PPV)
Aljamain Sterling vs Henry Cejudo
Gilbert Burns vs Belal Muhammad
Jessica Andrade vs Xiaonan Yan
Movsar Evloev vs Diego Lopes
Kron Gracie vs Charles Jourdain
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+)
Drew Dober vs Matt Frevola
Devin Clark vs Kennedy Nzechukwu
Kalinn Khaos Williams vs Rolando Bedoya
Marina Rodriguez vs Virna Jandiroba
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Parker Porter vs Braxton Smith
Phil Hawes vs Ikram Aliskerov
Claudio Ribeiro vs Joseph Holmes
Countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 288 countdown Aljamain Sterling vs Henry Cejudo, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Embedded: Vlog Series
Watch all the episodes of UFC 288 Embedded: Vlog Series (we usually post the playlist with all the videos or, if not possible, every single clip).
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the UFC 288 pre-fight press conference, featuring Henry Cejudo and Aljamain Sterling!
Watch the videos of UFC 288: Sterling vs Cejudo weigh-in and faceoffs from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Aljamain Sterling vs Henry Cejudo as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – Spanish
Who won Sterling vs Cejudo fight?
Aljamain Sterling defeated Henry Cejudo via split decision. Scores were 47–48, 48–47, 48–47.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 288 post-fight octagon interview of Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo.
UFC 288 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC 288 Sterling vs Cejudo.
Aljamain Sterling def. Henry Cejudo via SD
Belal Muhammad def. Gilbert Burns via UD
Yan Xiaonan def. Jessica Andrade via TKO r1
Movsar Evloev def. Diego Lopes via UD
Charles Jourdain def. Kron Gracie via UD
Matt Frevola def. Drew Dober via TKO r1
Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Devin Clark via SUB r2
Khaos Williams def. Rolando Bedoya via SD
Virna Jandiroba def. Marina Rodriguez via UD
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD
Parker Porter def. Braxton Smith via TKO r1
Ikram Aliskerov def. Phil Hawes via KO r1
Claudio Ribeiro def. Joseph Holmes via TKO r2
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC 288 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Henry Cejudo and Aljamain Sterling (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC 288 Fight of the Night: Movsar Evloev vs Diego Lopes
UFC 288 Performance of the Night: Matt Frevola, Yan Xiaonan