Here is how you can stream UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo live without the use of Reddit Streams, Buffstream or Crackstreams
When the last UFC pay-per-view took place at New Jersey’s Prudential Centre, Pitbull and Kesha were at the top of the charts with “Timber,” Kevin Hart and Ice Cube’s buddy cop movie Ride Along was in its third week as the biggest box office draw in America, and Renan Barao successfully defended his bantamweight title with a first-round stoppage win over Urijah Faber.
When the MMA world’s foremost promotion returns to the home of the New Jersey Devils this weekend, the bantamweight title fight between the champion, Aljamain Sterling, and the challenger, the returning former two-division world champion, Henry Cejudo, will once again be the main event. The upcoming PPV will continue the trend of excellent numbered events so far this year, with a great main card and a solid assortment of preliminary card bouts.
On Saturday night’s main card, bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling will welcome back “Triple C,” Henry Cejudo, to the Octagon looking to make his third successful title defence in 14 months.
Sterling defended his championship twice in 2022, first against Petr Yan in a split decision at UFC 273, then against TJ Dillashaw in a second-round finish at UFC 280 in October. The 33-year-old winner has won eight in a row and has a 22-3 overall record, including a perfect 9-0 record in his home state of New Jersey.
Many were taken aback when Cejudo announced his retirement from MMA in the cage after his UFC 250 victory over Dominick Cruz, but the former flyweight and bantamweight champion is back after nearly three years away. It would be interesting to see if the Olympic gold medallist can continue his amazing run of form this weekend. He had won six in a row, the past three by stoppage.
Cejudo is an elite wrestler who relies on his own pace and conditioning, making this a compelling contest, while Sterling excels at the outset of grappling exchanges and driving a torrid pace that puts opponents on their heels. It will be fascinating to observe how the action unfolds once the cage door is closed and the fight begins because each man has dedicated a great deal of time and effort to improving his striking throughout the course of his career.
From a storytelling perspective, the winner of this bout might vault to the forefront of debates over the all-time best UFC bantamweights. Whilst the 135-pound ranks are currently a shark tank, the winner of this fight will have beaten a former champion and there has been no titleholder that has truly dominated the division for an extended period.
This co-main event came together a couple of weeks ago, but it’s a real slugfest and it should help identify the next welterweight title challenger.
With his victory over Sean Brady at UFC 280, Muhammad enters on a four-fight winning streak and a nine-fight unbeaten run. The 33-year-old Chicagoan’s stoppage victory over Brady in Abu Dhabi was the culmination of a string of successes that began with a last-minute fight against reigning champion Leon Edwards two years ago.
Burns, fresh off his victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 288, returns to action on the same night as the next pay-per-view event. The gifted Brazilian has already taken home two triumphs in 2019; if he can add a third before June, he will be in excellent position to continue his winning ways into the second half of 2023.
It will be intriguing to watch which of the two guys can gain control of the exchanges and impose their will on the other, given that both men tend to lead the dance and define the terms of engagement with their pace and pressure.
Also on the card is a highly anticipated match between Chinese contender Yan Xiaonan and powerhouse Jessica Andrade, the latter making her third appearance this year.
Andrade won her last strawweight bout by submission in the first round by squeezing in a standing arm-triangle choke against Amanda Lemos. Despite her recent loss to Erin Blanchfield at flyweight, the Brazilian powerhouse is still a legitimate title contender at 115 pounds, where she has already won the belt.
Yan was temporarily derailed by back-to-back defeats to former champion Carla Esparza and Marina Rodriguez, but a majority decision victory over Mackenzie Dern in October set her back on track. At her best, Yan is a fast, furious fighter who keeps her distance and picks apart her opponents, but doing so against Andrade will be no easy task.
Given that two-time champion Zhang Weili has yet to schedule a fight this year, this bout takes on added importance, as a convincing victory for either woman might put them on the short list of contenders to face Zhang Weili later in the year.
On Saturday, Kron Gracie returns to the ring after an absence of more than three years to take on French-Canadian action fighter Charles Jourdain in the main event.
Gracie won his first five MMA matches by submission, including his UFC debut in February 2019 against Alex Caceres. In a later fight that year, he challenged veteran Cub Swanson, but he was defeated by a unanimous decision and hasn’t been seen since.
The 27-year-old Jourdain started off last year by submitting Lando Vannata in the first round, but he ended the year with two straight decision losses to Shane Burgos and Nathaniel Wood. He’s a lot of fun to watch, but he hasn’t had much luck in the Octagon so far in his UFC career (4-5-1 entering Newark).
UFC 288 Main Card
- Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo
- Belal Muhammad vs Gilbert Burns
- Jessica Andrade vs Yan Xiaonan
- Movsar Evloev vs Diego Lopes
- Kron Gracie vs Charles Jourdain
UFC 288 Preliminary Card
- Drew Dober vs Matt Frevola
- Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Devin Clark
- Khaos Williams vs Rolando Bedoya
- Marina Rodriguez vs Virna Jandiroba
- Braxton Smith vs Parker Porter
- Phil Hawes vs Ikram Aliskerov
- Rafael Estevam vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov
- Joseph Holmes vs Claudio Ribeiro
- Daniel Santos vs Johnny Munoz
Where to stream UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo online without Reddit streams, Buffstreams or Crackstream
Here is how you can stream UFC 288 online without using Reddit streams, Buffstreams or Crackstreams.
UFC Fight Pass
UFC Fight Pass is UFC’s very own service which provides live coverage of the fights. The service provided costs around $9.99 a month, with the yearly subscription at $95.99.
The only shortcoming here is that the UFC Fight Pass provides live coverage only until the preliminary card, since ESPN+ has all the rights to the main card.
ESPN+ is currently the top streaming site for UFC. They provide live streaming right from the beginning of the prelims to the very end of the main event in the main card.
The subscription costs around $6 per month. And for a year it is $60, which is pretty low-priced. ESPN+ has exclusive rights of streaming the main card, which has been the reason why UFC Fight Pass provides live streaming only until the prelims.
Prelims start at 8pm ET/5pm PT, while the main card kicks off at 10pmET/7pm PT.
Fubo TV was launched in the year 2015. Since then, they have grown rapidly. They offer two plans, and both the plans include ESPN. The Family Plan provides 100 channels at $65 per month while the Elite Plan has 150 channels at $80 per month.
Prelims start at 8pm ET/5pm PT, while the main card kicks off at 10pmET/7pm PT.
BT Sport, the British Telecommunications group has been a big player in the European region, especially in the UK. UFC streaming can be caught live on BT Sport Box Office and also on the BT Sport App. The subscription cost is around 15 euros per month.
The event will be shown exclusively live at 1am UK time (3am main card) overnight on Saturday 6 May on BT Sport 1 and across our digital platforms.
Sling TV offers ESPN in their plans too. They currently have two plans – Orange and Blue. Orange costs $35 per month and the Blue plan costs $50 per month.
Sony Sports Network
Sony Sports Network has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years. They have an immense presence in the South Asian region, especially in India.
They have a lot of channels on their network, with a dedicated Sony LIV App too. The subscription cost is Rs.299 per month, while the yearly subscription costs Rs.999.
- Main Card. 7:30 AM
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