The Octagon will make its return to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for UFC 288 on Saturday, May 6.
The current official bouts on the card include former UFC lightweight champion and current No. 1 ranked contender Charles Oliveira battling No. 4 Beniel Dariush.
Bryce Mitchell, Jonathan Pearce, Kron Gracie, Charles Jourdain, and many more are also scheduled to appear at the famed arena.
“I am thrilled to bring another massive Pay-Per-View to Newark,” UFC President Dana White said in a press release. “UFC has a long history with New Jersey, which has played host to many huge fights in the past. I can’t wait to rock Prudential Center with another world-class UFC event.”
The Prudential Center has previously hosted a total of eight UFC events throughout the years including UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Lawler in August 2019.
“Our state is proud to host this exciting event and provide a premium experience for the thousands of UFC fans attending,” said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. “New Jersey’s world-class sports and entertainment venues, exceptional restaurants and hotels, and unparalleled airports and location have made our state the premier destination for some of the world’s most high-profile events. Hosting this major UFC card, coupled with the additional community-based and tourism opportunities leading up to the main event, will bring significant economic activity and impact to the region.”
Tickets go on sale for UFC 288 on Friday, March 17 at 10 am ET. The event will also be available live on May 6 on both ESPN+ Pay-Per-View.
New Jersey, stand UP 🙌#UFC288 takes over the @PruCenter May 6th and we're bringing a HUGE lightweight fight with us!@CharlesDoBronxs vs @BeneilDariush 🔥— UFC (@ufc) March 7, 2023
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