Ultimate Excitement: UFC 288 Comes to Prudential Center May 6, 2023

Having revolutionized the fight business, UFC produces more than 40 live MMA events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas in the world. May 6, 2023, marks your chance to become a part of this popular sport’s legacy right here in New Jersey.

The Event

Current official bouts on the jam-packed UFC 288 card (subject to change) hosted at the Prudential Center on Saturday, May 6, 2023, beginning at 6:00 PM (with doors opening at 5:00 PM), include: 

  • UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling defending his title against former champ Henry Cejudo
  • Former UFC lightweight champion and current No. 1 ranked contender Charles Oliveira battling No. 4 ranked Beneil Dariush with the title on the line
  • Featherweight grappling with No. 11 ranked Bryce Mitchell taking on Jonathan Pearce 
  • Featherweight Kron Gracie making his highly anticipated return against Charles Jourdain
  • No. 4 strawweight contender Marina Rodriguez defending her place in the rankings against No. 10 Virna Jandiroba
  • A matchup between light heavyweights Kennedy Nzechukwu and Devin Clark 
  • Middleweight Andre Petroski looking to maintain his undefeated streak against Armen Petrosyan
  • Nate Maness facing off against Zhalgas Zhumagulov in a flyweight tilt
  • Khaos Williams seeking to demolish the debut of Rolando Bedoya at welterweight
  • Bantamweights Daniel Santos and Johnny Munoz in a much-anticipated bout

For even more event details and ticket sales, visit the official site here.

The Ultimate VIP Experience

Make the UFC 288 even more memorable with an Official VIP Experience package powered by On Location. You can enjoy premium seating, a reserved seat at weigh-ins, all-inclusive hospitality, UFC Fighter meet-and-greets and even more perks. For package options and to reserve your preferred VIP experience, visit the official site here

More Things To Do

Proud home to the New Jersey Devils NHL team, the Prudential Center puts you in the heart of all the action in Newark. Immerse yourself in musical history at the Grammy Museum Experience (right in the Prudential Center!). Sip craft spirits at All Points West Distillery. Gaze upon the stars at Dreyfuss Planetarium. Catch a show at NJPAC. Browse the impressive collections at Newark Museum of Art – or create a glittering masterpiece of your own at Glassroots. All within less than a mile! Explore here for even more things to do. 

Grab A Bite & Stay The Night

Breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night snacks, you can satisfy every craving at any of the 40+ restaurants nearby. And after you’ve eaten your fill of bites – and taken in your fill of fights – check in to your choice of accommodations. There are so many places to stay right in the area.

We recommend checking out the official websites or social media pages of the attractions, restaurants and accommodations you want to visit to get valuable, up-to-the-minute details. Our free travel guide and e-newsletter are also great resources for planning your trip.